WPF Coming into the mainstream with excellent component vendor support


I love the ecosystem around Microsoft technology…  The 3rd party component vendors add some much jazz and productivity to our platforms.  I recently saw a list of the component vendors already shipping products for WPF and I couldn’t help but share it. 

Are there any I am missing?  What has your experience with these been?

 

Actipro WPF Studio: Ribbon, Bar Code, Wizard, DateTime, Calendar, Transition, Color Selection, Transition Effects Library

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Divelements: Office UI, Window Management

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DevComponents: Office UI, Window Management

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SoftwareFx: Charts

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Infragistics: Carousel, DataPresenter, Grid, Masked Edit, DateTimeEdit, CurrencyEdit, NumericEdit, CheckEdit, TextEdit, ThemePacks, Chart

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Component One Schedule, MonthCalendar, Chart, Grid

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Xceed: DataGrid

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Blendables: Zoombox, ElementSnapshot, Carousel, ChromelessWindow, DragAndDrop, Pie Chart, OS Check, Timeline Panel, Binding MarkupExtensions, NumbericRangeToObjectConverter

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 Mindscape: ProperityGrid

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neodynamic: BarCode

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Syncfusion: Docking, Office 2007 Ribbon, GroupBar and Char

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Orbifold: diagramming tool (free and commercial versions)

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Kevin’s Bag-o-Tricks:  tons of UI controls and samples

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Comments (21)

  1. Released only days ago, Mindscape has released the first 100% WPF Property Grid control.

    http://www.wpfpropertygrid.com

    Disclaimer: I work for the company, would love for you to add a reference and screenshot to your blog post!

    Cheers,

    John-Daniel Trask

    Mindscape

  2. BradA says:

    Thanks John.. I added Mindscape… keep them comming!

  3. Thanks for adding it Brad 🙂

    As an update, our first control is not a DataGrid, it’s a PropertyGrid (like the property editor in Visual Studio or Blend), not a generic data grid.

    Thanks again!

    John-Daniel Trask

    Mindscape

  4. Venugopal says:

    Hi Brad,

    Syncfusion has also released a full suite of WPF controls including Docking, Office 2007 Ribbon, GroupBar and Chart. More information is available at:

    http://www.syncfusion.com/products/wpf/

    Could you please add them to your post?.

    Thanks,

    Venugopal

  5. DamianH says:

    It’s kind disappointing that there are no significant open source component suites, particularly for open-source apps.

  6. Matt says:

    Orbifold (the WPF port of Netron graph control) is available here (and has an open-source version too)

    http://www.orbifold.net/Unfold/info.php

  7. BradA says:

    OK — I got that round of updates done… please keep them comming!

  8. Andrew Webb says:

    The software stack that really needs the component vendor love in order to thrive is Workflow Foundation.  Microsoft’s WF Designer is unusable by normal humans (i.e. non devs); where’s the 3rd-party version that really is fit for end-user consumption?

  9. Oran says:

    Nice to see a big name in Microsoft pushing WPF again!  Now if only someone could persuade ScottGu to do the same.  I believe it’s in his job description, but he sure doesn’t act like it…. 🙁

  10. We also has done our application in WPF http://www.scrumdesk.com. We will release it soon.

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  14. ansonli says:

    where’s Microsoft’s product? Even microsoft doesn’t use WPF, why should we developers use it in production? I have been asking this question for a year.

  15. Kevin Moore says:

    Thanks for the great list and the plug, Brad.

    FYI: the new permanent URL (with fresh updates) is always here – http://j832.com/bagotricks

  16. Aaron says:

    @ansonli — Microsoft doesn’t sell third party components for WPF — which is the point of Brad’s post. For examples of WPF applications, look at the Microsoft Expression Suite — applications written using WPF.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Infragistics now includes Chart and Ribbon

  18. adospace says:

    Hi Brad,

    AqiStar provides a wpf syntax highlighting text editor with great features.

    http://www.aqistar.com

    I’m glad if you please could add it to your post.

    Thank you very much!

  19. Hi Brad,

    Mindscape has just released another WPF offering – WPF Elements a suite of the following controls for line-of-business applications:

       * WPF Multicolumn TreeView control (aka WPF TreeListView)

       * WPF Currency Text box

       * WPF Integer Text box

       * WPF Numeric Text box

       * WPF Masked Text box

       * WPF DateTimePicker

       * WPF DropDownDatePicker

       * WPF MonthCalendar

       * WPF Spin control (aka up-down control)

       * WPF Spin decorator

       * WPF DropDownEditBox

       * WPF ProportionalStackPanel

    Would love if you could add this to your list (images and related content can be found here: http://www.mindscape.co.nz/products/wpfelements/)

    Many thanks,

    John-Daniel Trask

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