We recently released v15.2.5 of the DevExpress VCL Subscription to our subscribers. There were a couple of hidden new features in there, and I wonder how many people spotted them before reading this official announcement.
The first new feature was support for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin, which was released a day or so ago. So if you have already installed RAD Studio Berlin (or are about to), you can immediately download v15.2.5, install it, and be productive in moments.
The second new feature is a new control, the Tile Bar Control. We were so pleased with the way this control turned out that we decided to publish it as part of a minor version so you could use it immediately in your applications, rather than having you wait for v16.1. So, what is a Tile Bar Control? Basically, the Tile Bar implements a tile-based menu. It consists of equal-sized tiles arranged in a single row.
Furthermore any tile can have a dropdown associated with it. In this case, the tile displays a dropdown button on the side. In the image above the Products and Customers have this dropdown. Here’s the result of clicking the button:
As can be deduced from looking at the images, the Tile Bar control is fully touch-capable.
To show how to use this new Tile Bar, we’ve added a new demo application: the Touch-enabled Hybrid sample application.
Please download v15.2.5, install into RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin, and take a look at this new control. Let us know what you think.