Smart PropertyGrid.Net 2.1 Brings Enhanced End-User Experience to .Net Framework 1.1

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Smart PropertyGrid.Net 2.1 builds on the major 2.0 release by adding support for the .Net Framework 1.1, plus many enhancements including: custom property filtering at creation (default behavior only filters on BrowsableAttribute); icons in front of property labels; option to set any enumerable property as an autocomplete list; PropertyValueChanged event triggered for any collection (the Microsoft equivalent is buggy); and column width set by ratio.

VisualHint today released Smart PropertyGrid.Net 2.1 introducing .Net Framework 1.1 support in response to customer requests. Now, Smart PropertyGrid can enhance end-user experience for any .Net application.

Smart PropertyGrid supersedes Microsoft PropertyGrid, familiar to developers as the key component of Visual Studio and its designer. Using reflection, Microsoft PropertyGrid displays the set of published properties of one or more target instances. Unfortunately, it lacks the desired features and flexibility required for integration in end-user applications. VisualHint decided to reinvent the PropertyGrid for developers who hesitate to use the Microsoft PropertyGrid control (read it at http://www.visualhint.com/index.php/propertygrid/article_imgs/why_use_a_propertygrid/), and for developers who already use it, but would prefer a more reliable and flexible alternative.

Based on a solid design, Smart PropertyGrid.Net fixes the known shortcomings of its counterpart. It also supports enhanced user interface features, and has a completely dynamic nature, which enables each aspect to be changed at runtime. For a list of the main reasons to adopt this custom control, see http://www.visualhint.com/index.php/propertygrid/article/top_10_reasons_to_adopt_smart_propertygridnet.

Smart PropertyGrid.Net 2.1 is available on Jan. 19, 2007, from http://www.visualhint.com. Prices start at $139 (U.S.) per license, with quantity discounts available.

About VisualHint

VisualHint is a private company, owned by Nicolas Cadilhac, a software engineer with more than 10 years experience in software development, specializing in the creation of complex graphical user interfaces. The company also publishes Smart PropertyGrid for MFC (now free for personal and commercial use).

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