blacklight v3.0 (Mar09) released!
After a ‘short delay’, V3.0 of the Blacklight controls are here! Thank very much for you patience with this release.
The showcase will be updated very shortly for you to see all of the controls in action!
As always, here are the highlights for this release…
BRAND NEW ‘BLACKLIGHT CONNECTED’ CONTROLS
We have focused on providing controls that allow designers to start adding rich data and content to their application, without the need for code. This release sees 3 such controls: LiveSearchListBox, SyndicationFeedListBox and DeepZoomViewer!
Live Search List Box
The Live Search List Box links to the search text box, and buttons by passing in their names. Simple! Get an application ID from dev.live.com right now to get going!
Syndication Feed List Box
The Syndication Feed List Box makes it very simple to include RSS feeds into your application.
Deep Zoom Viewer
The Deep Zoom Viewer provides a drag and drop control that displays deep zoom images and give you all the interactivity required to navigate around, including mouse wheel support!
OTHER NEW BITS
The Animated Expander is a control provides the ability to expand and collapse UI elements with an animation.
Updated Showcase Navigation
As more controls became available, we have reshuffled the showcase navigation to make it easier to find the control you are after…
The project has had a BIG structural overhaul, and some namespace changes. This could result in some breaking changes in you application. Please use the codeplex discussion boards for further assistance.
The overhaul has been necessary to allow WPF and Silverlight to share controls, meaning plenty more controls for WPF too. The list below shows what is available for WPF now..
Thanks again for you patience.