DevExpress VCL Subscription v21.2 released

15 December 2021

Slightly later than expected perhaps, we’ve just released v21.2 of the DevExpress VCL Subscription product. The reason for the delay? Well, as can be seen from our previous announcement we have been working really hard on providing the Early Access Preview of the new ExpressCharts package as part of this release, currently available to active subscribers only.

For a complete list of what’s new in v21.2, please check out

Important features, at least from my viewpoint, include:

  • The aforementioned ExpressCharts library
  • Support for Windows 11 and its rounded corners (and even in previous versions of Windows!)
  • Skinnable system message dialogs, and Open/Save Picture dialogs
  • The new Shell TreeView and Shell ListView controls (CTP)
  • Preview pane for file open/save dialogs
  • Fixed column/band modes for relevant Grid views
  • Baseline support for the Gantt Control
  • Support for interactive forms with the PDF Viewer (CTP)
  • Various Image List Editor enhancements

Just to emphasize though, this list is a deliberately sparse selection of the many new enhancements we’ve done for v21.2. You really should visit the What’s New page to see the full list.

As usual, we’ve listed the Resolved Issues introduced in this release from the latest version of the previous major 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.

Unfortunately, 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 you, our customers. By publishing surveys, 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, you may have noticed that we’ve been publishing relevant blog 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.

I’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback on our products throughout this year, who used and tested the v21.2 beta we produced and provided information on the issues they found, and, of course, to all our VCL customers who use our products every day in their applications. We are confident that the new controls, features, and enhancements in this new release of the VCL Subscription will strengthen and validate your trust in our libraries. Thank you, it is much appreciated.

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