WinForms Controls: Multi-Touch and Tablet Support (coming in v2011 vol 2)

Thinking Out Loud
06 September 2011

I think the subject line of this post is self-explanatory...but to tease you even further, we've prepared a short video....

WinForms Control MultiTouch Enabled Windows Tablet

http://tv.devexpress.com/#WinFormsMultiTouchSupport

The video demontrates multi-touch enabled versions of our WinForms Grid, WinForms Charts, and WinForms NavBar Control. We've enabled multi-touch for many different WinForms Controls and will describe them in more detail while at the // BUILD conference in Anaheim...

Suffice it to say...those of you who love WinForms and have come to rely on DevExpress will not be left out of exciting news next week...The past is prologue to the future and with our WinForms Controls, you'll be able to deliver a compelling end-user experience on multiple Windows devices (including Windows 8 Tablets / Slates) using the tried and true WinForms platform.

GO WINFORMS! 

20 comment(s)
Boris Bosnjak
Boris Bosnjak

mind => blown

6 September, 2011
Peter Thorpe
Peter Thorpe

Getting more and more excited about BUILD.

6 September, 2011
Robert Fuchs
Robert Fuchs

Great stuff!

So we don't have to rewrite our Winforms apps with HTML5 or Silverlight ;)

BTW, the video is corrupt. It stops at 00:03.

Tried in IE9, Chrome and Firefox.

MP4 download is ok.

6 September, 2011
Robert Fuchs
Robert Fuchs

Video is ok now.

6 September, 2011
Sigurd Decroos
Sigurd Decroos

HAhaha, I knew WinForms was not dead. Great DX!

6 September, 2011
Neal
Neal

Can I get the tilt-wheel on my mouse to scroll the XtraGrid horizontally first?

:)

6 September, 2011
Thomas Zettl
Thomas Zettl

This is great news !!

7 September, 2011
Heiko Mueller
Heiko Mueller

GREAT - now I know why it was the right decision to renew my subscription ;-)

7 September, 2011
isaac khazi
isaac khazi

Woohoooo!!!!... can't wait!!

7 September, 2011
vaskess P.
vaskess P.

Nice video, but I did not see any multi-touch in it. Did you mean touch and tablet support?

7 September, 2011
Robert Fuchs
Robert Fuchs

@Heiko

I am renewing since 2002 - and never regretted...

7 September, 2011
Liu Aijun
Liu Aijun

When can i get it?

7 September, 2011
Jim Clay
Jim Clay

That was a serious tease! Show us more.

8 September, 2011
Brian Maxim
Brian Maxim

great! we manually scrolled the grid using the mouse_down event but am sure this will work better.

Although things can get a bit awkward when you set instant opening editors in cells, so will be interesting to see how it handles this.

8 September, 2011
Fırat Esmer
Fırat Esmer

It's super!

8 September, 2011
christy pirumova
christy pirumova

what about zooming in/out just one frame of the form? i think it would be new and interesting

9 September, 2011
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

vaskess P.

I usually mean what I say :-) and in this case, I meant to say multi-touch. As busy as we are right now, I'll have the guys prep another video just so you can see multi-touch in action.

Promise me when you see it, you'll let the world know about it :-)

9 September, 2011
ZeroUno
ZeroUno

WPF?

10 September, 2011
Marco Vicard
Marco Vicard

This is a good feature. I think Devexpres has lost too much time to achieve it. Controls that do not support the Touch today have no sense.

12 September, 2011
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

Zero - Touch will be supported in WPF.

22 September, 2011

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