Well, PDC is finally here...and if you are attending, I recommend that you don't leave our booth for a second. Anything can happen :). But that's not what this post is about. This post is about some of the upcoming controls for Silverlight 2.0. We have decided from the beginning not to do any trinkets for Silverlight. By that I mean, we did not want to create controls that are already available (or will be available) in the framework, and we did not want to create controls that could be done using a couple of Templates and a few StoryBoards. (Some subtle humor here :)).
First, there is of course the Free AgDataGrid™. Already released, grab it here http://www.devexpress.com/AgDataGrid
With all the grouping and sorting functionality that you would except from any grid that we make.
Then, there is a soon to be released AgMenu™ Suite.
With full support for custom templates, and lots of cool drop down animations,
Tool bar emulation,
The currently in the works AgNavBar™ Control, with support for custom content, different view styles like Outlook 2007, Basic Side Bar, Explorer,
generic navigation panels, like your top filter or search bars etc...
Of course there is the AgLayoutControl™ Library. With support for numerous features like full drag and drop customization, smart alignment etc...
Once released, AgLayoutControl will simply be a must for any Silverlight apps. that you do.
[Watch it in action here http://tv.devexpress.com/AgLayoutPromo1.movie, or play with it here http://www.devexpress.com/area51]
And, (start the drum rolls) our new baby, a full rich text editor, the AgRichTextEdit™ Control.
With numerous features that you would expect from a rich text editor, like selection alignment, indentations, numbered lists, undo stack, support for graphics etc...
Different view styles like Draft, Print and Reading and some Silverlight specific features like smart page scrolling. (Read fast!.)
So if you have made it to LA for the PDC, come by the booth to check these controls out.