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Telerik UI for WPF

Roadmap

What's Coming in 2022?

 

We are excited to announce the new features and controls that are planned for release with Telerik UI for WPF in the upcoming 2022 releases.

We want to thank you for the continuous support and encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas for what next you would like to see developed in the WPF suite in our dedicated feedback portal.

Telerik UI for WPF

.NET 7 Official Support

Improvement

Microsoft .NET development team announced that they plan to release .NET 7 (which will replace the current version of .NET 6) in November 2022. The Telerik WPF team is focused on providing .NET 7 official support for your WPF applications and enabling you to take advantage of the latest features.

End of Support for .NET 5

Improvement

In R1 2023 Telerik UI for WPF will drop the support for .NET 5. We'll be focusing our efforts on supporting the latest .NET versions and ensuring that the WPF components remain as useful as always.

Toast Notification

New component

The Toast Notification Manager component builds on the Microsoft notification system and expands it, making it easier for you to create, interact and manage Windows toast notifications. The manager notifies users about events such as receiving a new email, a message from a messaging application, a phone call and other custom notifications coming from applications installed on the user’s desktop. 

Map: Support for Vector Tiles

New feature

The WPF Map component will be strengthened with support for vector tiles, allowing you to benefit from a vector tile provider and draw even better maps. The vector tiles are optimized for caching, scaling and serving map imagery rapidly, which will significantly enhance your application performance. 

ChartView: Support for Axis Scroll/Zoom

New feature

The WPF ChartView supports multiple axes, and we want to enhance the user experience by adding the option to scroll/zoom each axis independently from the other axes. This will bring better visibility into the data when needed. 

EntityFrameworkCoreDataSource: Support for .NET 5/6/7

New component

The WPF EntityFrameworkCoreDataSource component, which provides seamless integration between a user interface and data coming from an Entity Framework Core, will support EntityFrameworkCore for .NET 5/6/7.

Supported key features will include:

  • Codeless approach
  • Filtering
  • Sorting
  • Grouping
  • Paging
  • Editing
  • MVVM support

Vertical Timeline/History Control

New component

The WPF Vertical Timeline/History component will be used to display a collection of events and their data in chronological succession for each year. Their order can be displayed on the vertical or the horizontal axis. This is commonly used to portray company history or to visualize a milestone. The component will come packed with multiple templates and the flexibility to add a custom one.

OfficeNavigationBar Control

New component

The WPF OfficeNavigationBar control will enable you to create a Microsoft Outlook-like navigation experience in your application, where users will be able to select from text and/or image items. The component will also feature convenient peek functionality, consisting of a customizable popup that can host WPF controls, allowing users to either take action or be presented with useful information.

The OfficeNavigationBar will come packed with other useful features such as:

  • View modes
  • Overflow menu
  • Navigation options dialog
  • Design time enablement
  • Touch support
  • And more!

PivotGrid: Hierarchies for LocalDataSourceProvider

Improvement

When you work with large amounts of data, it is not always possible to flatten the data structure due to memory issues. That is why we will enhance the PivotGrid component with the ability to group data by the properties of nested objects in your source. For example, if an “Order” object has a “Customer” object, you will be able to group all orders by a customer’s “Age” property. 

ChartView Improvement: Support for ScatterBar Series Type

New feature

The WPF team always aims to enhance our suite based on customers’ feedback. In the upcoming releases, we are planning to add a new ChartView series type called ScatterBar. As with all scatter series, this one will also require the ChartView to define two LinearAxis as the vertical and horizontal axis. This will enable scenarios such as creating and visualizing a histogram - a bar graph that represents a frequency distribution. In this scenario, the width represents an interval, and the height represents the corresponding frequency.

WordsProcessing: Table of Contents

New feature

This upcoming feature will allow end users to add a Table of Contents field in their RadFlowDocument documents. The WordsProcessing will enable you to insert a table of contents in your RadFlowDocument document using heading styles, other specified styles, outline levels, captions, or entries specified by TC (Table of Contents Entry) fields. The Table of Contents can be updated once there are changes to the document in order to keep it accurate.

PipsPager Control

New component

The upcoming PipsPager is a UI control designed to help users navigate within a linearly paginated content layout. Each single “page” in the PipsPager is represented by a glyph instead of a number. Pips represent units of numerical value, typically rendered as dots. However, they can be customized to use other glyphs such as dashes or squares. The glyphs highlight the current page and indicate the availability of both preceding and succeeding pages. This UI is commonly used in apps such as photo viewers and app lists, where display space is limited and the number of potential pages is infinite.

Slide View Control

New component

The upcoming WPF SlideView will be a flexible navigation control that allows you to slide between different views, thus providing an interactive navigation. You will be able to build a gallery display to show your images and content efficiently. The control will have a content area, previous and next buttons, and dots indicator, that indicates the currently selected page.

Docking: Dragging Panes Between Two Instances of RadDocking

New feature

If you already benefit from the RadDocking system for WPF, you will appreciate this new Docking Enhancement. You will be able to drag panes between two instances of RadDocking and rest assured that handling multiple windows in your WPF application will be as comfortable as possible.

WPF SVG Control

New component

The WPF team plans to deliver a SVG Control that will enable the usage of vector graphic images (SVG) in Telerik WPF applications. You will no longer have to lose image quality upon scaling raster images, and you will be able to improve the look of your app on any resolution and scaling of the screen.

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