A beta version of the next release is now available for testing. It is number 4.1.4 and contains bug fixes and some minor new functionality with the addition of some KryptonDataGridView columns. You can download using the following link…
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One of the new features of .NET Framework 4.0 is the introduction of Client Profiles. The Client Profile is a cut down version of the full .NET Framework that only includes the essential assemblies needed for client based applications. The idea is to reduce the download/install size for this common deployment scenario. Design time classes are not part of the client profile because they are implicitly only needed for designing and not for running your applications.
At the moment Krypton cannot be used in this situation because the Krypton design time classes are placed inside the same assembly as the relevant controls. So the Krypton Toolkit design time classes are inside the Toolkit assembly, Krypton Ribbon design time classes inside the Ribbon assembly and so forth. But the design time assembly is not included in the client profile and so the Krypton assemblies will not be loadable.
To enable this scenario I have now created a new ComponentFactory.Krypton.Design assembly and moved all the design time classes into it. This means you can write a client profile application that references the Krypton Toolkit/Ribbon/Navigator/Workspace/Docking assemblies and it will work just fine because the Krypton assemblies no longer reference the System.Design namespace.
Note that client profiles are a feature exposed in Visual Studio 2010 and so you will only be aware of them if you have downloaded and played with that version.
This is a maintenance release that contains bug fixes and just a single change in functionality. I recommend that you read the change list files, that are linked below, in order to see the full list of bugs that have been fixed. Also included is a fix to the installer that prevents the Krypton controls from appearing multiple times inside the Toolbox.
The single functional change is to the Office 2010 palettes. As the result of a developer poll indicated that people wanted the default size of the Office 2010 palettes changed to match that of the Office 2007 palettes. This change has been made in this release. You can however revert those palettes to the smaller size, or indeed any size you like, using the following example code…
KryptonManager.PaletteOffice2010Blue.BaseFontSize = 8.5f;
KryptonManager.PaletteOffice2010Silver.BaseFontSize = 8.5f;
KryptonManager.PaletteOffice2010Black.BaseFontSize = 8.5f;
This new BaseFontSize property is available on the built-in palettes except the Professional variations. There is also a BaseFontName that allows the font to be changed away from the default Segoe UI setting.
Download Krypton 4.1.1
You can download the Krypton 4.1.1 Release Candidate using the link at the bottom of this post. It contains bug fixes across all the major controls, an installer fix to prevent multiple control instances appearing inside the Toolbox, another installer fix so that docking components appear inside the Toolbox and a single extra piece of functionality.
The extra functionality is a property that sets the base font size…
kryptonManager.PaletteOffice2010Blue.BaseFontSize = 9.5f;
This property is only provided on the built in palettes and can be accessed via the KryptonManager as seen in the above code example. This allows those that would like a bigger font for the Office 2010 palettes to achieve it using the above example code. Please report any issues inside the post comments or via a direct email to myself.
Download using this direct link…
New for Version 4.1
- Office 2010 Blue/Silver/Black Palettes
- Office 2010 Style Ribbon
- Various bug fixes