220.127.116.11 Oct 25, 2017
*NEW: Display a placeholder for missing icons, images in HTML captions.
*Added: The Key parameter of the HTMLPicture property is case insensitive, so you can display the picture using the insensitive key. For instance, <img>picA</img> is equivalent with <img>pica</img>, or <img>PICA</img> and so on.
*Added: The HTML caption shows a missing image placeholder for images whose source is missing. The missing placeholder displays the index of the icon being missing, or the key of the HTML picture being missing.
*Fixed: Prevents "Do you want to save ..." / "Save changes...' input box, when the user opens the form in design mode, and close it.
18.104.22.168 Jul 20, 2017
*Added: The Version property includes the SpecialBuild number of the assembly so it provides information like Major.Minor.Build.Revison.SpecialBuild.Type...
*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 )
22.214.171.124 Feb 10, 2016
*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.
*Fixed: Prevents showing the control's view in design mode, while running on FORTH system ( /COM version )
10.0.0.3 Aug 19, 2015
*Added: The Version property for /NET or /WPF version returns more information about the component/assembly/file.
*Fixed: An ICO file shows as 18x18 instead of 16x16 pixels if it is loaded using the HTMLPicture method.
10.0.0.2 May 11, 2015
*Added: </solidline>, </upline>, </dotline> HTML tags ends the solid, up or dotted line
*Added: Prevents showing the ,.;!?'")}] characters at the beginning of a new line, when html text is word-wrapping.
*Fixed: The last italic character of a HTML caption may be shown as clipped
10.0.0.1 Mar 02, 2015
*NEW: Support for EBN 1002 version.
*Added: The EBN 1002 allows using skin objects with horizontal, vertical stretch and colorable/not-colorable parts of the EBNs.
*Fixed: A Click event occurs right after DblClick event.
126.96.36.199 Jun 04, 2014
*NEW: Windows 8.1 64-bit compatibility
*Added: The /COM 64-bit version is compatible with Microsoft Office Applications: Excel 2013, Access 2013,...
*Added: The /NET(/WPF) 64-bit version is compatible with Microsoft NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, ...
*Fixed: "Visual C++ Runtime Error!" occurs if using the <fgcolor> or <bgcolor> with no indicating the color. Correct is <fgcolor RRGGBB>, instead <fgcolor>
188.8.131.52 Dec 02, 2013
*NEW: Support for EBN 1002 version.
*Added: The EBN 1002 allows using skin objects with horizontal, vertical stretch and colorable/not-colorable parts of the EBNs.
184.108.40.206 June 17, 2013
*Added: The HTML tags are case insensitive, so the < b > is equivalent with < B >
*Fixed: MS Access plays a beep, when the user presses the Backspace key while the control has the focus.
*Fixed: In MS Access, can't use the CTRL+F4 key to close the current form.
220.127.116.11 Apr 24, 2013
*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.
*Fixed: In MS Access, can't handle the F2 key.
*Fixed: In MS Access, the control loses its data once the Visible property is set on False or when the control is hosted to a tab control, and user changes the pages.
18.104.22.168 Feb 25, 2013
*NEW: Subscript and Superscript implementation in HTML captions, using the <off> HTML tag
*Added: <off>, </off> built-in HTML tags defines the vertical offset to display the element, relative to the current position. This tag is inheritable. The <off pixels>, where, pixels indicates the vertical offset to be applied ). For instance, the following text displays a text with Subscript and Superscript such as: "Text <off 4>with subscript</off> <off -4>and superscript</off> support"
*Added: The <fgcolor=0000FF> and <fgcolor FF>, or <bgcolor=00FF00> and <bgcolor FF00>, so no = or full 6 hexa-digits are required to define the color to be applied
*Fixed: The <font> HTML tag is not overwritten when using inside another <font> tag
22.214.171.124 Jan 10, 2013
*Added: Increases the performance of parsing HTML captions.
*Fixed: Removes the tooltip's shadow if time to show the tooltip is less than 250 ms, as on Windows 7, the tooltip may be displayed slower.
*Fixed: Changing the ShowImageList property in design mode fails, if the component is hosted in a VC++ 2005, 2008 and 2010 application ( available for /COM only ).
126.96.36.199 Aug 14, 2012
*NEW: New text decorations support for HTML captions, like outlined characters, shadow, ....
*Added: <gra>, </gra> built-in HTML tags define a gradient text ( the <gra> supports color, mode and blending, like <gra rrggbb;mode;blend>, where, rr/gg/bb represents the red/green/blue values of the ending color, 808080 if missing as gray, mode a value between 0 and 4, 1 if missing, and blend 0 or 1, 0 if missing )
*Added: <out>, </out> built-in HTML tags define a text to show with outlined characters ( the <out> supports color and width, like <out rrggbb;width>, where rr/gg/bb represents the red/green/blue values of the outline color, 808080 if missing as gray, width indicates the size of outline, 1 if missing.
*Added: <sha>, </sha> built-in HTML tags define a text with a shadow ( the <sha> supports color, width and offset, like <out rrggbb;width;offset>, where rr/gg/bb represents the red/green/blue values of the shadow color, 808080 if missing as gray, width indicates the size of shadow, 4 if missing, and offset indicates the offset from the origin to display the text's shadow, 2 if missing.
188.8.131.52 Dec 21, 2011
*Added: The /COM version can be dropped to the eXPropertiesList control as an object.
*Added: The Template or ExecuteTemplate properties may contain several commands separated by ; not only cariage returns. For instance the Template = "dim p;p=CreateObject(`Exontrol.Print`);p.PrintExt=Me;p.Preview()" calls the exontrol's eXPrint to open the contrl's print and print preview.
*Added: "Property let procedure not defined and property get procedure did not return an object" runtime-error '451' occurs in VB if calling to assign a picture using its reference when using the Set .HTMLPicture statement.
184.108.40.206 June 13, 2011
*Fixed: The syntax for SelectGroup event changed to SelectGroup(OldGroup,NewGroup) ( curently SelectGroup(OldGroup) ), for the /NET and /WPF versions
*Fixed: The syntax for SelectItem event changed to SelectItem(OldItem,NewItem) ( curently SelectItem(NewItem) ), for the /NET and /WPF versions
*Fixed: The get_HTMLPicture property gets empty object on the /NET version.
220.127.116.11 Feb 07, 2011
*NEW: Inheritance for HTML attributes on multiple line ( for instance, the < b > is inherited on multiple lines, until the < /b > tag is found)
*NEW: The < font > or < img > can change the height of the HTML line, so HTML captions can display lines with different heights.
*Added: The HTML captions allow using not-nested elements to be used. (for instance the sequence "< b >1< s >23< /b >4< /s>" displays 123 in bold while the 234 are shown in strikeout )
*Added: The < c > HTML tag centers the line. Simiar with < r > HTML tag.
*Added: /WPF version
*Fixed: Extra characters are inserted in the next line if the breaking element is a picture that does not fit the current line.
*Fixed: Ignores the ending HTML tags, if they are not used previously ( for instance, the < /b > is not displayed in the sequence "ABC< /b >" )
18.104.22.168 Nov 11, 2010
*NEW: Ability to specify any COLOR for the control's frame/border/appearance if using EBN objects.
*Added: The Appearance property may specify any color to apply the EBN object to define the control's border. In other words, you can define the color and the visual aspect of the control's border/appearance.
*Added: The Background(exToolTipAppearance) property may specify any color to apply to tooltip's EBN so the control's tooltip can be shown using different colors.
22.214.171.124 Sep 22, 2010
*NEW: Ability to specify ANY color to an EBN object, so you can use one EBN object to display it in any nuance, without embossing the shape and look of the EBN ( including transparent regions, and so on )
*Added: Significant improvements for control's performance while using a large number of EBN objects.
*Added: The EBN can be displayed using ANY color ( not only FF for rgb ). For instance, 0x1A88A5D indicates that EBN with the identifier 1 is displaying in Air Force blue color (#5D8AA8).
*Fixed: The user is not able to scroll the items if "Switch primary and secondary buttons" is checked.
126.96.36.199 Feb 17, 2010
*NEW: VisualAppearance.Add reads EBN files from byte or safe arrays of VT_I1 or VT_UI1. In other words, you can add EBN files directly to resources and use them as .VisualAppearance.Add(ID, Namespace.My.Resources.EBN) for vb/net or .VisualAppearance.Add(ID, Namespace.Properties.Resources.EBN) for c#, where the ID is the new identifier to be added, and the EBN is the identifier in the resource for the EBN file.
*Added: Changing the way the colors are being applied to EBN objects.
*Fixed: Displays the first line of the HTML text, if it does not fit entirely the field
188.8.131.52 Dec 10, 2009
*Added: Improvements on parsing HTML captions.
*Fixed: The HTML text ignores the <br> or carriage return sequences if the SingleLine property is True.
*Fixed: Removes the Scroll event definition from the /NET assembly.
184.108.40.206 Nov 13, 2009
*Added: The Template feature supports hexa values being specified using format 0x prefix.
*Fixed: The /NET Assembly does not update at runtime the properties saved in design-mode.
*Fixed: The MDI form requires an extra click to activate it, once a modeless dialog is closed. The dialog contains a VB6 UserControl that hosts the control. ATL3.0 BUG
220.127.116.11 Sep 09, 2009
*Added: Updates the visual aspect of the control's tooltip based on the current theme, if active, and not using EBN object for its appearance.
*Fixed: The /NET assembly shows a black frame when the parent form changes its parent using the MDIParent property.
*Fixed: The associated ContextMenuStrip component is not shown when right clicking the /NET Assembly component.
18.104.22.168 July 16, 2009
*NEW: Ability to change the parameters passed by reference of the control's events for environments that does not support events with parameters by reference, such as uniPaas 1.5 (formerly known as eDeveloper), DBase, and so on
*Added: EventParam() property accesses a specified parameter of the current event. This property has effect only during an event, and can be used to change or retrieve a specified parameter of the current event
*Added: EventParam(-1) retrieves the number of parameters that can be accessed.
22.214.171.124 May 27, 2009
*Added: Signing the /NET Assembly with a strong name ( AssemblyName: exontrol.exlistbar, PublicKeyToken=53a9dfc923e515a1 )
*Fixed: The IDE flickers when the component is placed on a form, due ShowImageList property that creates a hidden top-most window, to store the icons.
*Fixed: In the /NET Assembly, the accelerator key on the dialog/form may be called without pressing the ALT key.
126.96.36.199 April 08, 2009
*NEW: PNG support for picture properties.
*Added: PNG, TIFF, EXIF or WMF image format support.
*Added: 64-bit support
188.8.131.52 March 16, 2009
*NEW: Ability to display the group's caption, icon or picture at your position.
*Added: Group.IndentHeaderLeft property specifies the number of pixels to indent the group's header from the left part. It affects displaying the group's caption and images, not the group's background appearance.
*Added: Group.IndentHeaderRight property specifies the number of pixels to indent the group's header from the right part. It affects displaying the group's caption and images, not the group's background appearance.
*Added: Group.IndentHeaderTop property specifies the number of pixels to indent the group's header from the top part. It affects displaying the group's caption and images, not the group's background appearance.
*Added: Group.IndentHeaderBottom property specifies the number of pixels to indent the group's header from the bottom part. It affects displaying the group's caption and images, not the group's background appearance.
184.108.40.206 Sep 12, 2008
*NEW: Ability to display semi-transparent skins using different colors ie 0x1FF0000 displays the skin with more blue color, or 0x10000FF displays the skin using more blue color.
*Fixed: The path to load pictures from, is limited to 127 characters.
*Fixed: Shows the control's shortcutbar, on the bottom of the control when the Orientation property is exHorizontal.
220.127.116.11 Sep 01, 2008
*Added: Compatible with the Data Execution Prevention (DEP). (SpecialBuild:2000)
*Fixed: The IDE Visual Studio 2008 on Windows Vista crashes when accessing the properties of exlistbar/net component.
*Fixed: The excel vba fires "Run-time error '28', Out of Stack space", when running an user-form. ( IQuickActivate )
18.104.22.168 May 13, 2008
*NEW: Ability to display known UI parts as in the current visual theme.
*Added: UseVisualTheme property specifies whether the UI parts of the control are displayed using the current visual theme.
22.214.171.124 February 11, 2008
*Added: The HTML captions handles the glyph characters as follows: & ( & ), < ( < ), > ( > ), &qout ( " ), number. For instance, the € displays the EUR character, in UNICODE configuration. The & ampersand is only recognized as markup when it is followed by a known letter or a `#' and a digit.
*Added: The x-script supports dates as #12/31/2007 10:00# indicates the December 31, 2007, 10:00
126.96.36.199 September 14, 2007
*NEW: Ability to change the visual appearance of the control's borders using skins, including transparent areas or round borders too.
*Added: Appearance property specifies a predefined border for the control, or a color expression whose last 7 bits in the high significant byte of the value indicates the index of the skin in the Appearance collection, being displayed as control's borders. For instance, if the Appearance = 0x1000000, indicates that the first skin object in the Appearance collection defines the control's border.
*Added: Background(exToolTipAppearance) property specifies the visual appearance of the tooltip's borders. For instance, if the Background(exToolTipAppearance) = 0x2000000, indicates that the second skin object in the Appearance collection defines the tooltip's border.
*Added: Background(exToolTipBackColor) property indicates the tooltip's background color, if this is not 0. By default, the system indicates the tooltip's background, while the Background(exToolTipBackColor) property is 0.
*Added: Background(exToolTipForeColor) property specifies the tooltip's foreground color, if this is not 0. By default, the system indicates the tooltip's foreground color, while the Background(exToolTipForeColor) property is 0.
188.8.131.52 July 20, 2007
*Added: AnchorFromPoint(X,Y) retrieves the identifier anchor from the cursor
*Added: ShowToolTip( ToolTip, Title, X, Y ) shows the tooltip at specified coordinates
*Added: ToolTipFont property specifies the tooltip's font.
*Added: ItemFromPoint(-1,-1) retrieves the item from the cursor.
*Added: GroupFromPoint(-1,-1) retrieves the group from the cursor.
184.108.40.206 May 25, 2007
*NEW: Ability to insert <a> anchor elements in HTML captions.
*Added: <a id;options> (anchor) built-in HTML element is a piece of text or some other object (for example an image) which marks the beginning and/or the end of a hypertext link.
*Added: The AnchorClick( AnchorID, Options ) event notifies whether the user clicks an anchor HTML element.
*Added: FormatAnchor property specifies the visual effect for anchor elements.
220.127.116.11 April 11, 2007
*Added: <font face;size> built-in HTML tag that specifies the font and the size to draw a portion of text until </font> is found.
*Added: ExecuteTemplate property retrieves a Variant value, instead of a String, so it can returns Objects too.
*Fixed: Tab characters display square characters
18.104.22.168 February 16, 2007
*Added: ExecuteTemplate property, runs a template and retrieves a value of the variable in the template.
*Added: Adds more accurate icons when you drag files to the control's images panel
22.214.171.124 December 28, 2006
*NEW: Ability to load and display custom size pictures to HTML captions.
*NEW: The Template supports CreateObject method to create new objects.
*Added: HTMLPicture property. Adds or replaces a picture being used in the HTML captions.
*Added: <img> built-in tag supports pictures. For instance, the <img>pic1</img> displays the pic1 picture being loaded using the HTMLPicture("pic1")
*Fixed: The ReplaceIcon's Index parameter is -1, if it is missing.
126.96.36.199 October 03, 2006
*NEW: Customizable Windows XP Theme support
*Added: Appearance.Add method adds a predefined XP skin defined by class, part and state, from the current XP theme, if the Skin parameter starts with "XP:". For instance, the Add( 1, "XP:Header 1 1" ), adds an XP predefined skin from the current theme, to draw the component's part as the header of the system's listview control in Windows XP
*Added: Appearance.Add("CP:") methods adds a copy of an existing skin with different coordinates.
188.8.131.52 September 05, 2006
*NEW: Ability to specify custom size pictures for shortcuts.
*Added: ShortcutPicture property. Assigns a custom size picture to a shortcut
*Added: ShortcutPictureWidth property. Specifies the width of the shortcut's picture, when using the ShortcutPicture property.
*Added: ShortcutPictureHeight property. Specifies the height of the shortcut's picture, when using the ShortcutPicture property.
184.108.40.206 May 18, 2006
*NEW: Shortcut bar support. Ability to group the groups of items in the shortcut bar
*Added: SelectShortcut event. Notifies when the user selects a new shortcut.
*Added: ShowShortcutBar property. Shows or hides the control's shortcut bar.
*Added: Group.Shortcut property. Defines the group's shortcut.
*Added: SelectShortcut property. Selects a shortcut.
*Added: ShortcutBarBackColor property. Specifies the background color for the control's shortcut bar.
220.127.116.11 March 31, 2006
*NEW: The Template supports calling multiple properties in the same line using the . (dot) separator. For instance, the 'Groups.Add("NewGroup").AddItem("NewItem").Image = 1' statement adds a new group with an item.
*Added: Improvements to Template editor.
18.104.22.168 February 10, 2006
*Added: <img>number[:width]</img> inserts an icon inside the cell's caption. The number indicates the index of the icon being inserted. The width is optional and indicates the width of the icon being inserted. Using the width option you can overwrite multiple icons getting a nice effect. By default, if the width field is missing, the width is 18 pixels.
*Fixed: The group's tooltip displays _ if the group's caption includes a & character.
22.214.171.124 September 01, 2005
*NEW: Ability to insert icons anywhere in the cell's caption.
*Added: < img >...< /img > HTML tag indicates the index of icon being inserted in the item's caption. For instance, the < img >2< /img > displays the second icon in the item's caption.
126.96.36.199 June 17, 2005
*NEW: Skinnable Interface support ( ability to apply a skin to any background part ) ( Check the VB\VC\...Template samples )
*Added: Appearance object. Defines a collection of skins.
*Added: VisualAppearance property. Specifies an object that defines the control's visual appearance.
*Added: Background property. Specifies the visual appearance for some parts in the control.
188.8.131.52 April 07, 2005
*Help: Adding VB, VC++, VB.NET, C# and VFP syntax in the help file.
*Added: Item.Visible property. Specifies whether an item is visible within a group.
184.108.40.206 October 04, 2004
*Added: Support for ALT keys.
*Added: The KeyCode parameter of KeyDown, KeyUp events passed by reference.
*Added: The KeyAscii parameter of KeyPress event passed by reference.
220.127.116.11 September 02, 2004
*NEW: Ability to use custom size pictures to groups or items.
*Added: Group.Image property of VARIANT type. A long expression that indicates the index of icon being used, a string expression that indicates the base64 encoded string that holds a picture object, a Picture object.
*Added: Item.Image property of VARIANT type. A long expression that indicates the index of icon being used, a string expression that indicates the base64 encoded string that holds a picture object, a Picture object.
18.104.22.168 August 02, 2004
*Added: Ability to load images collection from a BASE64 encoded string, using the Images method.
*Fixed: The Click event is never fired.
22.214.171.124 March 04, 2004
*Added: Displays the control's content in the VFP-IDE (design mode ).
*Added: In VFP environment the control gains the focus, if it is hosted by a PageFrame control.
126.96.36.199 February 20, 2004
*Added: Multiple improvements on usage the Template/Layout page in the MSVC environment.
188.8.131.52 September 22, 2003
*Added: ToolTipWidth property. Specifies a value that indicates the width of the tooltip window, in pixels.
*Added: Ability to insert new icon files to images panel by pressing the Insert key when the images panel is focused.
*Fixed: The control's images panel loads only 16 colors icons by dragging.
184.108.40.206 July 22, 2003
*Fixed: It seems that the item is not highlighted if HighlightItemType = exUnion and the item has no icon associated
*Fixed: Scrolls the group's content if the last visible item is partially visible.
220.127.116.11 May 09, 2003
*NEW: The tooltips support HTML format.
18.104.22.168 April 21, 2003
*Added: ToolTipDelay property. Specifies the time in ms that passes before the ToolTip appears.
*Added: ToolTipPopDelay property. Specifies the period in ms of time the ToolTip remains visible if the mouse pointer is stationary within a control.
22.214.171.124 April 12, 2003
*Fixed: Tooltip window size.
*Chang: The tooltip's delay before showing up sets to 500 mili seconds.
126.96.36.199 March 21, 2003
*NEW: WYSWYG Template/Layout Editor
188.8.131.52 March 20, 2003
*Added: Tooltip support.
184.108.40.206 February 17, 2003
*NEW: Any item supports built-in HTML format.
*Added: CaptionFormatEnum type. The valid values are exText and exHTML.
*Added: Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.
*Added: Item.CaptionFormat property. Specifies whether the item's caption uses built-in HTML tags. No HTML tags are applied, if the CaptionFormat is exText. By default, the CaptionFormat is exText.
*Added: Group.CaptionFormat property. Specifies whether the group's caption uses built-in HTML tags. No HTML tags are applied, if the CaptionFormat is exText. By default, the CaptionFormat is exText.
The following tags are supported:
< b > tag - draws a text bolded until </b> is reached.
< i > tag - draws the text using italic font attribute until </i> is reached.
< s > tag - draws the text using strikeout font attribute until </s> is reached.
< u > tag - draws the text using underline font attribute until </u> is reached.
< fgcolor=RRGGBB > tag - draws the text using the RGB(RR,GG,BB) foreground color. until < /fgcolor > is reached. RR, GG and BB should be hexa values
< bgcolor=RRGGBB > tag - draws the text using the RGB(RR,GG,BB) background color. until < /bgcolor > is reached. RR, GG and BB should be hexa values
220.127.116.11 November 20, 2002
*Fixed: The ANSI version includes only an icon, when a DLL file is dragged to images panel.
18.104.22.168 October 30, 2002
*Fixed: .NET An unhandled exception of type "System.NullReferenceException" occurred in system.windows.forms.dll. Additional info: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
22.214.171.124 October 02, 2002
*NEW: .NET Ready / Tested with .NET RCW
*Added: NET\Outlook sample
126.96.36.199 September 13, 2002
*NEW: Gradiend Colors Support
*Added: BackColorGroup2 property. Specifies the color at the ending boundary line of the gradient group's caption.
*Added: Group.BackColorGroup property. Specifies the color at the ending boundary line of the gradient group's caption.
*Added: Item.BackColor2 property. Specifies the color at the ending boundary line of the gradient item's caption.
188.8.131.52 September 12, 2002
*Added: hWnd property. Gets the handle of the control's window.
184.108.40.206 September 11, 2002
*Added: BorderWidth property. Specifies the border's width.
*Added: BorderHeight property. Specifies the border's height.
220.127.116.11 September 09, 2002
*Added: Version property. Retrieves the control's version.
18.104.22.168 August 18, 2002
* Initial Release