DevExpress VCL Subscription v19.2 released

04 December 2019

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of DevExpress VCL Subscription v19.2, our suite of controls for building effective Windows apps with RAD Studio, using either Delphi or C++Builder.

This release ships with numerous new features including:

  • Grid: ORM-based table view (beta)
  • Grid, treelist, vertical grid: Calculated fields, including an Expression Editor
  • Grid, treelist, vertical grid: Scrollbar annotations
  • Grid, treelist, vertical grid: Extended search facilities
  • A new Hamburger menu
  • A new formatted-label control

To celebrate this release and its new features, I presented a webinar yesterday to show off all this and more. If you missed it live, it’s now available on YouTube.

For a complete list of what’s new in this v19.2 release, please go to this page, and select the VCL link. Also, you can always navigate to and see what’s new in the latest version, whichever version number that happens to be.

As usual, we’ve listed the Resolved Issues introduced in this release (follow that link to the version history page, make sure you clear any filters that may be set, and then select VCL, as well as “Resolved Issues”). That page also enables you to review the changes we’ve made from any release to any other.

For every major release, no matter how hard we try and minimize the impact, some new features and enhancements are bound to cause a few breaking changes. You can see those from that same version history page: just select “Breaking Changes” instead.

I pretty much say something like this with every major release: we would not be able to produce and release such robust and full-featured controls, features, and enhancements without the invaluable help of our customers. By publishing surveys, chatting with customers at conferences, reviewing comments and support tickets, we find that we can more easily focus on providing what our customers want from our products going forward. Also, we’ve been concentrating on publishing relevant posts on what we are doing, posts detailing various tips and tricks, and posts on how we aim to move forward. My strong recommendation is to monitor our community site more than ever before, and indeed, having said that, be aware that we shall be publishing some news about our FireMonkey controls in the New Year so it’ll pay dividends to do so.

I’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback on our products throughout this year, who used and tested the various v19.2 betas we've produced and provided information on the issues they found, and, of course, to all our customers who use our products every day in their applications. We are confident that the new controls, features, and enhancements in v19.2 will strengthen and validate your trust in our products. Thank you, it is much appreciated.

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