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changes and additions for 2018, so far

01-22-2018 ExCascadeTree, 10.0.0.1 (initial release)
The eXCascadeTree component is a multiple-columns-tree-view component that uses miller columns visualization to display your data. The Miller columns (also known as Cascading Lists) are a browsing/visualization technique that can be applied to tree structures. The cascade columns allow multiple levels of the hierarchy to be open at once, and provide a visual representation of the current location. It is closely related to techniques used earlier in the Smalltalk browser, but was independently invented by Mark S. Miller in 1980 at Yale University.
01-22-2018 ExG2antt, 17.2.0.1
*NEW: Ability to display the time-scale on the overview part of the control.
*Added: OverviewVisibleEnum.exOverviewShowDateTimeScale or exOverviewShowDateTimeScaleSplit, specifies whether the overview part of the control displays the date-time scale.
*Added: OverviewVisibleEnum.exOverviewHideBars, prevents showing the bars in the overview part of the control.
*Added: OverviewVisibleEnum.exOverviewShowDateTimeScaleBottom, specifies whether the overview's date-time scale is displayed on the bottom side of the overview
*Added: OverviewVisibleEnum.exOverviewShowMargins, displays the limits of the overview bars
*Added: OverviewVisibleEnum.exOverviewShowSelMargins, displays the selection limits ( first/last visible date in the chart)
01-22-2018 ExPrint, 14.2.0.1
*NEW: Ability to show the page numbers with a fixed-size font.
*Added: The PreviewSettings(exPreviewShowPageNumber) property specifies whether the preview mode shows or hides the page numbers. By default, the PreviewSettings(exPreviewShowPageNumber) property is False, so no page numbers are shown. The page numbers are displayed with the same size, no matter of the print and print/preview zooming factor. The PreviewSettings(exPreviewShowPageNumber) and ShowPageNumbers property are different. The ShowPageNumbers property specifies whether the page number is displayed on the print and print preview, while the PreviewSettings(exPreviewShowPageNumber) is shown in preview mode only ( boolean type )
*Added: The PreviewSettings(exPreviewPageNumberFormat) property specifies the HTML format to display the page number, when the PreviewSettings(exPreviewShowPageNumber) is True ( string type )
*Added: The PreviewSettings(exPreviewPageNumbersAlignment) property specifies the horizontal/vertical alignment to display the page numbers, when the PreviewSettings(exPreviewShowPageNumber) is True ( ContentAlignmentEnum type )
*Added: TemplatePut property defines inside variables for the next Template/ExecuteTemplate call (/COM only)
01-17-2018 ExGrid, 12.0.0.2
*NEW: Sorting and Incremental-Seach for control's Columns Floating Panel
*Added: ColumnsFloatBarSortOrder property specifies the order to display the columns on the Columns Floating Panel ( ColumnsFloatBarVisible property ). For instance, ColumnsFloatBarSortOrder property on SortAscending, makes the columns floating panel to display the columns alphabetically in ascending order.
*Fixed: The Copy/CopyTo method does not shows the expandable columns.
*Fixed: The Horizontal parameter of OffsetChanged event is of short type ( 0, 1 ), instead boolean values (0, -1)
01-17-2018 ExRibbon, 13.0.0.1
*NEW: Advanced Shortcut Keys Support, including UI visual appearance when the user presses modifier keys, such as CTRL, ALT or SHIFT, or a combination of any of them
*Added: ShortcutKeyVisible property gets or sets a value that specifies whether the control's shortcut keys are visible or hidden.
*Added: Item.Shortcut property specifies the keys combination to invoke it. For instance, Shortcut property on "CTRL + A", indicates that the user can automatically select the item pressing the CTRL + A combination, or "CTRL + F1 + B", indicates that the item is being invoked as soon as the user presses CTRL + F1 and then B key. This is valid while the control's ShortcutKeyVisible property is exShowShortcutKeysToggle or exShowShortcutKeysToggleDelayed
*Added: ShortcutKeyAlignH property defines the alignment of the UI shortcut keys relative to the item that displays it, when the holder arranges the items horizontally.
*Added: ShortcutKeyAlignV property defines the alignment of the UI shortcut keys relative to the item that displays it, when the holder arranges the items vertically.
01-15-2018 ExOrgChart, 14.0.0.2
*NEW: Multiple improvements for expression-like properties
*Added: a `like` b binary-operator compares the string a against the pattern b. The pattern b may contain wild-characters such as *, ?, # or [] and can have multiple patterns separated by space character. In order to have the space, or any other wild-character inside the pattern, it has to be escaped, or in other words it should be preceded by a \ character. For instance "value like `F*e`" matches all strings that start with F and ends on e, or "value like `a* b*`? indicates any strings that start with a or b character.
*Added: The 0x or 0X sequence proceed the hexa-representation of a number, in properties that support expressions. For instance, "value = 0x100" specifies whether the value is 256 ( 0x100 in hexa-representation ) 
*Added: `hex` a unary-operator converts the giving string from hexa-representation to a numeric value, or converts the giving numeric value to hexa-representation. For instance, hex(`FF`) returns 255, while the hex(255) or hex(0xFF) returns the `FF` string. The hex(hex(`FFFFFFFF`)) always returns `FFFFFFFF` string, as the second hex call converts the giving string to a number, and the first hex call converts the returned number to string representation (hexa-representation). 
*Added: a `bitand`, `bitor`, `bitxor` b binary/bitwise-operator computes the AND/OR/XOR operation on bits of a and b, and returns the unsigned value. For instance, 0x01001000 bitand 0x10111000 returns 0x00001000, 0x01001000 bitor 0x10111000 returns 0x11111000, 0x01110010 bitxor 0x10101010 returns 0x11011000.
*Added: a `bitshift` b, binary/bitwise-operator shifts every bit of a value to the left if b is negative, or to the right if b is positive, for b times, and returns the unsigned value. For instance, 128 bitshift 1 returns 64 ( dividing by 2 ) or 128 bitshift (-1) returns 256 ( multiplying by 2 )
*Added: `bitnot` x unary/bitwise-operator flips every bit of x, and returns the unsigned value. For instance, bitnot(0x00FF0000) returns 0xFF00FFFF.
01-15-2018 ExCalcEdit, 10.0.0.1
*NEW: Ability to add [Sub]Total lines
*Added: AllowTotal property specifies the keyword that makes the control to display the sum/total of all lines. By default, the AllowTotal property is "<b>Total</b>", which indicates that once the user types Total, it displays the sum of all lines. At runtime, the user can easily add the Total keyword, by typing the T character, and right after pressing the CTRL + Space keys combination.
*Added: AllowSubTotal property specifies the keyword that makes the control to display the subtotals. By default, the AllowSubTotal property is "<fgcolor=808080><b>SubTotal</b></fgcolor>", which indicates that once the user types SubTotal, it displays the sum of all previously lines, until another Total or SubTotal line is found. At runtime, the user can easily add the SubTotal keyword, by typing the S character, and right after pressing the CTRL + Space keys combination.
*Added: InsertText method inserts text to control.
*Added: CaretLine property indicates the line that displays the caret.
01-10-2018 ExG2antt, 17.1.0.3
*Added: The ColumnsFloatBarVisible property of ColumnsFloatBarVisibleEnum type, retrieves or sets a value that indicates whether the the columns float bar is visible or hidden. Currently, the Columns float bar can display hidden columns or groupable columns ( Column.AllowGroupBy property on True ). Previously, the ColumnsFloatBarVisible property was of Boolean type, and displays the hidden columns only, with the Column.AllowDragging propertyon True. For instance, if the ColumnsFloatBarVisible property is exColumnsFloatBarVisibleIncludeGroupByColumns(1), the Columns float bar displays all columns that are not displayed by the control's sort bar ( SortBarVisible property ), and the Column.AllowDragging and AllowGroupBy properties are True )
*Added: The Chart.ShowCollapsedBars property indicates whether the collapsed items displays their recursively child bars. Previously, only direct child bars were included.
*Added: Allows selecting collapsed bars, when user selects bars using the right-click and dragging.
*Added: InsideZooms.Contains(DateTime) property returns the InsideZoom object that contains the specified date-time
*Fixed: The chart scrolls one time-unit to the right, if the user short clicks any bar, while AutoDrag property is exAutoDragScroll.
01-10-2018 ExPivot, 13.0.0.1
*Added: DPI-Aware Support
*NEW: Support for EBN 1004 version ( DPI-Aware support ).
*Added: The exClientExt attribute of the EBN/BackgroundExt/BackgroundExtValue supports DPI values, if the number is followed by a D character. For instance, if the DPI scaling is 100%, the 16d is 16, while for a 150% DPI scaling, the 16d is 24. In other words, "top[4,back=RGB(0,0,255)]", draws a blue line on the top side of the object's background, of 4-pixels wide, no matter of DPI scaling, while "top[4D,back=RGB(0,0,255)]", draws the line of 4-pixels wide if DPI scaling is 100%, or 6-pixels wide if DPI scaling is 150% )
*Added: The coordinates of the CP clause of the Skin parameter of VisualAppearance.Add method can be followed by a D character, which indicates the value according to the current DPI settings. For instance, "CP:1 -2 -2 2 2", copies the EBN with the identifier 1, and displays it on a 2-pixels wider rectangle no matter of the DPI settings, while "CP:1 -2D -2D 2D 2D" displays it on a 2-pixels wider rectangle if DPI settings is 100%, and on on a 3-pixels wider rectangle if DPI settings is 150%.
*Added: The expression properties support `dpi`, `dpix` and `dpiy` constants that returns the current DPI setting on x/y scale. For instance, the "value * dpi" returns the value if the DPI setting is 100%, or value * 1.5 in case, the DPI setting is 150%
01-08-2018 ExGantt, 14.0.0.4
*Added: The Click event occurs ONLY if the user presses and releases the left mouse button on the same location, inside the control. If any mouse movement is detected between press/release no Click event is fired. Previously, the Click event is fired once the user releases the left mouse button over the control. You can use the MouseUp(1) event to notify your application once the user releases the left mouse button within the control.
*Added: The RClick event occurs ONLY if the user presses and releases the right mouse button on the same location, inside the control. If any mouse movement is detected between press/release no RClick event is fired. Previously, the RClick event is fired once the user releases the right mouse button over the control. You can use the MouseUp(2) event to notify your application once the user releases the right mouse button within the control.
*Added: The Version property for /NET or /WPF version returns more information about the component/assembly/file.
*Added: Ability to filter programmatically for blank/empty items, if the Column.Filter property is "" ( empty string ), or include empty values between | characters, while Column.FilterType property is exFilter. For instance, Column.Filter property on "|Item1|Item2" specifies to filter the list for blank/empty items, Item1 or Item2, while Column.Filter property on "" indicates to include just the blank/empty items (Column.FilterType property is exFilter)
*Fixed: The control's built-in editor is locked right after double click it.
ExSwimLane, 13.0.0.3
*NEW: Support for EBN 1003, 1004 version.
*Added: EBN 1003 implements Colorable Region Support which defines a portion/region of the EBN object where the color of the EBN is applied. For instance, at runtime the identifier 0x1FF0000 applies blue color to all colorable parts that compose the EBN object. The EBN color is not applied to not-colorable portions of the EBNs.
*Added: The exClientExt attribute of the EBN/BackgroundExt/BackgroundExtValue supports DPI values, if the number is followed by a D character. For instance, if the DPI scaling is 100%, the 16d is 16, while for a 150% DPI scaling, the 16d is 24. In other words, "top[4,back=RGB(0,0,255)]", draws a blue line on the top side of the object's background, of 4-pixels wide, no matter of DPI scaling, while "top[4D,back=RGB(0,0,255)]", draws the line of 4-pixels wide if DPI scaling is 100%, or 6-pixels wide if DPI scaling is 150% )
*Added: The coordinates of the CP clause of the Skin parameter of VisualAppearance.Add method can be followed by a D character, which indicates the value according to the current DPI settings. For instance, "CP:1 -2 -2 2 2", copies the EBN with the identifier 1, and displays it on a 2-pixels wider rectangle no matter of the DPI settings, while "CP:1 -2D -2D 2D 2D" displays it on a 2-pixels wider rectangle if DPI settings is 100%, and on on a 3-pixels wider rectangle if DPI settings is 150%.
01-05-2018 ExToolBar, 13.0.0.2
*Added: The ShortcutKeyPadding property specifies the UI shortcut key's content padding.
*Added: The ShortcutKeyExtPaddingH property specifies the padding to be applied to the item (arranged horizontally) that displays the UI shortcut, so the ShortcutKeyAlign property aligns the UI shortcut relative to this.
*Added: The ShortcutKeyExtPaddingV property specifies the padding to be applied to the item (arranged vertically) that displays the UI shortcut, so the ShortcutKeyAlign property aligns the UI shortcut relative to this.
*Added: The Background(exShortcutKeyAppearance) specifies the visual appearance of the shortcut keys, using EBN objects
*Added: The Background(exShortcutKeyBackColor) specifies the shortcut key background color
*Added: The Background(exShortcutKeyForeColor) specifies the shortcut key foreground color
ExPlorerTree, 12.0.0.7
*Added: The items in the drop down filter panel, gets sorts as string, numeric, date/time, based on the Column.SortType property.
*Fixed: Prevents a memory leak when loading icons, pictures, from BASE64 encoded strings (Images method, HTMLPicture picture).
*Fixed: A GPF occurs if the application is started from design mode ( demo / evaluation / trial version only )
01-04-2018 ExMiller, 10.0.0.1 ( initial release )
The eXMiller component is a file-folder-view component that uses miller columns visualization to display system folders and files. The Miller columns (also known as Cascading Lists) are a browsing/visualization technique that can be applied to tree structures. The columns allow multiple levels of the hierarchy to be open at once, and provide a visual representation of the current location. 
ExComboBox, 12.0.0.2
*NEW: Support for EBN 1003 version.
*Added: EBN 1003 implements Colorable Region Support which defines a portion/region of the EBN object where the color of the EBN is applied. For instance, at runtime the identifier 0x1FF0000 applies blue color to all colorable parts that compose the EBN object. The EBN color is not applied to not-colorable portions of the EBNs.
*Added: The Handle parameter of Images method can be a string that specifies the ICO file to be loaded. The ICO file format is an image file format for computer icons in Microsoft Windows. ICO files contain one or more small images at multiple sizes and color depths, such that they may be scaled appropriately. For instance, Images("e:\working\sync.ico") method adds the sync.ico file to the control's Images collection.
*Fixed: The parts of the line with different fonts in the HTML caption are vertically aligned ( instead aligning to the font's baseline ) if the line displays a picture or an icon using the <img> HTML tag.
ExG2Host, 10.1.0.3
*Added: The HostObjectFieldEnum.exTasksCanResize specifies the name of the field from the tasks data source, that indicates whether the task can be resized.
*Added: The HostObjectFieldEnum.exTasksCanMove specifies the name of the field from the tasks data source, that indicates whether the task can be moved.
*Added: The HostObjectFieldEnum.exTasksCanMoveToAnother specifies the name of the field from the tasks data source, that indicates whether the task can be moved to another item.
*Fixed: Prevents "Do you want to save ..." / "Save changes...' input box, when the user opens the form in design mode, and close it.
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