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Toolkit Pro / Suite Pro v19.0 Beta 2 is available - Event Date: 17 June 2019

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    Posted: 30 May 2019 at 12:54pm
Toolkit Pro and Suite Pro 19.0 beta 2 is currently available (for active subscribers only)
and it's waiting for your feedback!

In case you have missed it or had no chance to try it out yet, please give it a try and share your thoughts. 

This update does not contain all features you're going to see in the final 19.0 release, but it already contains some updates that many users have been waiting for, and we want to hear back from you about those changes while we’re working on getting things done for the final release! You can find the complete release notes for this update on our web-site - https://codejock.com/products/releasenotes/release_notes.asp

In particular you're going to like these most sound features from this update:

Feature #1: A brand new cool Toolkit Pro Application Wizard for Visual Studio 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019. If you have chosen to install it using either Deploy Wizard or manually from this VSIX extension file (C:\Program Files (x86)\Codejock Software\MFC\Xtreme ToolkitPro v19.0.0.061719\Utils\AppWizard\vc1xx\XTPWizard.vsix) you will be able to generate fully working applications with a set of predefined Toolkit Pro components and functionality in just a few mouse clicks! Hundreds of possible combinations of all our components and most popular settings allow you to create a solid foundation for your new great application, be it a simple dialog based app with a menu or a complex ribbon based app with a backstage, docking panes, task panels, skins, charts, property grid, etc. 

Look at this sample application generated by Toolkit Pro Application Wizard:



Feature #2: Both Toolkit Pro and Suite Pro now have Windows 10 skin with a number of color schemes supported. Give your application a consistent Windows 10-like appearance on all Windows OS versions.



Feature #3: All utilities and many samples have been significantly improved and applied a modern look so that you are able not only work more efficiently with our tools, but also see and explore where and how you can apply all Toolkit Pro capabilities at their best!



We have already received some feedbacks (thanks for those, by the way!) and there is still work in progress going on, including wishes and issue reports we have received for this update, and we'll do our best to address all feedbacks for the final release. That's why we want to hear from you early. 

If you have an active Toolkit Pro or Suite Pro subscription but you don't know where to download this beta update from, login to www.codejock.com web-site using your credentials, go to My Account, find and click Product Downloads, the displayed list of your active subscriptions should contain either Toolkit Pro, Suite Pro, or both, open any of those subscriptions and find Beta Download right below your current subscription, like this:




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marco1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2019 at 12:32pm
What about High-DPI support for Office 2007/2010 calendar theme?
Requested by our customers so badly.

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Does CodeJock have any intention of supporting the use of XAML paths for toolbar icons?

This feature would make it much easier to develop DPI-aware applications because toolbar and ribbon bar icons could scale seamlessly (without the need to provide toolbar image strips in a multitude of sizes).

XTP is already using markup extensively (with the modern themes) to render parts of the ribbon, window frame, etc. Why not support icon rendering in this format as well?

Would appreciate any thoughts or feedback, and thanks again.
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Originally posted by markr markr wrote:

Does CodeJock have any intention of supporting the use of XAML paths for toolbar icons?

This feature would make it much easier to develop DPI-aware applications because toolbar and ribbon bar icons could scale seamlessly (without the need to provide toolbar image strips in a multitude of sizes).

XTP is already using markup extensively (with the modern themes) to render parts of the ribbon, window frame, etc. Why not support icon rendering in this format as well?

Would appreciate any thoughts or feedback, and thanks again.


Or SVG graphics included in XAML!
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> Or SVG graphics included in XAML!

I'm using SVG for some icons but it would be handy if you could add support to gray out SVG icons without having to change the colors in the SVG path to a gray scale yourself. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote astoyan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2019 at 3:43pm
Thank you for your feedbacks!

I cannot make loud promises, but XAML icons are coming, and hopefully they will be available very soon. There will be some limitations as we still need to add support for more XAML elements, but that work is already in progress too. SVG icons most likely will only be available after XAML icons are established. But eventually both formats will be supported as we can see a very high demand for it.

Macro1 has also asked about DPI support for Office 2007/2010 calendar themes. This one is needed as well, and we know about it. But in this case it's the hard question of trade-off between time consuming re-writting of old Office calendar themes and other very important features that Codejock users are asking about. We'd be glad to add full dpi support to every component, fix all outstanding issues that users keeps reminding us about for years, and add all new so highly demanded features but eventually it all comes down to resources and we have to address the highest priorities. We work hard and this one is one our to-do list too, hopefully we'll have it soon too.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote markr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2019 at 4:10pm
Hi Alexander,

> but XAML icons are coming, and hopefully they will be available very soon

That's excellent news!

> There will be some limitations as we still need to add support for more XAML elements, but that work is already in progress too.

There are indeed some limitations to the current markup engine, but you can already do a lot with it in terms of icon rendering. I've tested a number of scenarios, and I think the main requirements would be support for opacity, clipping, etc.

Here's a quick sample of XAML icons that the current markup engine renders fairly well:


If you need help with testing, I have an extensive library of licensed vector icons (xaml and svg) and I'd be happy to help identify potential limitations, etc.

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wow!!

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Are there plans to add Visual Studio 2019 style theme for v19?
And what about the "Tell me what you want to do" or "Search Visual Studio" style control for menu and ribbon bar?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote astoyan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2019 at 5:24pm
One small update: Beta 2 is now available!

In fact it only adds full Visual Studio 2019 support and enables a new App Wizard for Visual Studio 2019. The lack for VS2019 support was a major showstopper for many users, that's why added it now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote astoyan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2019 at 5:26pm
Originally posted by scottp scottp wrote:

Are there plans to add Visual Studio 2019 style theme for v19?
And what about the "Tell me what you want to do" or "Search Visual Studio" style control for menu and ribbon bar?

Both features are already on our to-do list, but VS2019 themes has a much higher priority. I cannot promise it will be included into the final v19.0 release, but there is a good chance it will be included in v19.1/2.
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Our customers really ask for "Tell me what you want to do" style tool - this is a high priority for productivity in complex applications as it enhances the findability of the commands. Really keen for this as soon as possible.
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Any improvements to enabling the compilation of CodeJock with /permissive- enabled?
We're trying to move to more conformant compilation but CodeJock 18 has LOTs of issues with /permissive-.
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By the way, why do you call Visual Studio 2019 version for "vc160"? It is vc142 and calling it "vc160" makes it hard to use the macros $(PlatformToolset) and $(PlatformToolsetVersion)... 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marco1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2019 at 5:28am
Feature #2: Both Toolkit Pro and Suite Pro now have Windows 10 skin with a number of color schemes supported.

Which samples exactly demonstrate the new skins?
I downloaded Beta2 yesterday, but after a quick look most examples seems to be pretty much the same.
Ribbon and Calendar sample didn't change much. Still the same demo skins.

Feature #3: All utilities and many samples have been significantly improved and applied a modern look.

Which samples are you referring to? Which samples are improved?

First short impression is rather disappointing, but perhaps one can give me a clue.
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Regarding shadow I got it on the MarkupPad sample, however when I tried to reproduce it I could not. :-( Sorry for not being helpful but the problem is still there apparently (using v19 beta 2).


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