XAF - WinForms SVG Images Support (v18.1.4)

XAF Team Blog
13 June 2018

One of our primary objectives in 2018 is to improve the appearance of XAF desktop apps on high resolution displays. To achieve this aim, we hope to redraw and replace all default XAF PNG icons with their SVG equivalents by the end of 2018. First however, we need to ensure that all XAF visual elements support SVG images themselves: menus and navigation elements, the DetailView layout groups and tabs, built-in property editors, form templates, etc.

To check our progress in this regard and to help us improve our implementation, please follow this knowledge base article.

New visual elements covered

With XAF v18.1.4, you can specify SVG images for the following visual elements:

  • SingleChoiceAction and its items displayed in ButtonsContainer within a detail view. 

  • Validation errors in GridListEditor, DetailView property editors and their tooltips.

  • PivotGridListEditor's context menus for the pivot grid and chart controls.

How to test this feature

To test this feature with your v18.1 project, find and register the appropriate SVG image (described in the Add and Override Images topic). Note that we support SVG images only when WinApplication.UseOldTemplates=False. We also recommend that you set WinApplication.UseLightStyle=True for the best appearance.

To simplify your tests, download and run our customized MainDemo.Win app. It already includes several SVG icons from the XAF and DevExpress Image libraries. Alternatively, click the images below to view these icons prior to usage.

Like it?

We'd love to hear your feedback about this feature. Drop us a line below, thanks.

  Yekaterina K.
  Technical writer
  XAF team

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