I know it has been a little while since I last posted. This is because I have now take a contract job and so have been working full time for the last six weeks. This will continue for at least another couple of months and if they offer a contract extension I will certainly accept it.
As anyone in the component development industry will tell you the demand for WinForms controls has been on the slide for a few years. It has not been a crash, with sales falling off a cliff, but the demand peaked a few years ago and it has been slowly running downhill. In itself this is not surprising as WPF is capable of taking the place of WinForms for desktop development work. Plus you have the inexorable rise of Internet applications with Silverlight providing a rich web application platform for .NET developers.
A year ago sales were enough to pay me the same as a senior developer position. That is no longer the case and with WinForms sales trending downward that is not going to change. Hence I have entered the job market again. This does not mean the end of Krypton. I will still be working on Krypton and making new releases. But it does perhaps mean the end of major new additions. It is going to be tough to write a major component such as a Grid control when you are working on it only in your spare time.