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Aurora is now compatible with the February CTP

  1. #1


    Alexandra Guest

    Aurora is now compatible with the February CTP

    Aurora 8.3 is now available for download

    http://www.mobiform.com/eng/aurora.html



    New in Aurora 8.3:

    Animation is now available. It currently has functionality for basic shapes,
    controls, and Clip Art. Paths, 3D and the ability to rotate elements will
    be available in future versions. Animation will not be serialized out with
    this version due to a required change to how Aurora serializes the code out
    with the February WinFX CTP release. To learn how to use animation in
    Aurora, please refer to 'Animation' in the Aurora 'Tools & Features' section
    of the help menu.



    With Animation fresh out of the box, please let us know if you have any
    suggestions for improvement by emailing ayoung@mobiform.com.



    Resources You can now add an entire resource dictionary, XAML objects,
    images and media to the Resources section of your document and have Aurora
    refer to it later in the document.



    Image and Media Elements These two elements are now serialized as relative
    references.



    Linear and Radial Gradient Brushes options You can now Flip, Mirror, Repeat,
    Blend, and sharpen your gradients to quickly build repetitive and intricate
    gradient effects.



    Additional notes:

    a.. Currently Aurora cannot be maximized to the size of your screen.
    b.. Animations cannot be serialized.
    c.. Integration has had to be disabled and we are working to have this
    resolved momentarily




    Opening XAML documents made with the January WinFX CTP

    There are a number of breaking changes in the API between the January and
    February releases. Changes made to the namespace and Grid are the most
    significant for they likely affect all the documents you have created over
    the past month. The two biggest changes are the namespace(s) and a stricter
    format to defining the columns and rows of a Grid is now required.



    Namespace URIs require the following updates to the February CTP release
    format before opening them in Aurora.



    OLD
    http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon/2005

    NEW
    http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2...l/presentation

    OLD
    http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/xaml/2005

    NEW
    http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml



    Grids now have a stricter structure and require you to define all the
    columns and rows.

    OLD
    <Grid>
    <ColumnDefinition />
    </Grid>

    NEW
    <Grid>
    <ColumnDefinitions>
    <ColumnDefinition/>
    </ColumnDefinitions>
    </Grid>

    After making the above mentioned changes, more often than not your document
    will open in Aurora. If additional changes are required, Aurora will point
    to the line needing the update.

    To learn more about the API changes in the February CTP
    refer to the Readme file included with the February CTP download
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvis...a/default.aspx or
    Karsten Januszewski has a detailed list of the changes on his Blog
    http://blogs.msdn.com/karstenj/archi...22/537049.aspx.



    Note: Expect subsequent upgrades to this build within the next week



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Alexandra Guest

    Re: Aurora is now compatible with the February CTP

    Aurora 8.4 is now available for download.
    http://www.mobiform.com/eng/aurora.html

    Feature improvements

    1. Create and save animations.

    2. More control to resizing Window and Page documents as you design

    3. Cut, copy, paste paths





    Note:

    Integration has been temporarily disabled from this build due to cursor
    inconsistencies when embedded in Visual Studio. Currently we are working
    with Microsoft to resolve this and hope to have integration restored in the
    near future.







    Alexandra








    "Alexandra" <ayoung@mobiform.com> wrote in message
    news:OX1C1MBOGHA.3984@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Aurora 8.3 is now available for download
    >
    > http://www.mobiform.com/eng/aurora.html
    >
    >
    >
    > New in Aurora 8.3:
    >
    > Animation is now available. It currently has functionality for basic
    > shapes, controls, and Clip Art. Paths, 3D and the ability to rotate
    > elements will be available in future versions. Animation will not be
    > serialized out with this version due to a required change to how Aurora
    > serializes the code out with the February WinFX CTP release. To learn how
    > to use animation in Aurora, please refer to 'Animation' in the Aurora
    > 'Tools & Features' section of the help menu.
    >
    >
    >
    > With Animation fresh out of the box, please let us know if you have any
    > suggestions for improvement by emailing ayoung@mobiform.com.
    >
    >
    >
    > Resources You can now add an entire resource dictionary, XAML objects,
    > images and media to the Resources section of your document and have Aurora
    > refer to it later in the document.
    >
    >
    >
    > Image and Media Elements These two elements are now serialized as relative
    > references.
    >
    >
    >
    > Linear and Radial Gradient Brushes options You can now Flip, Mirror,
    > Repeat, Blend, and sharpen your gradients to quickly build repetitive and
    > intricate gradient effects.
    >
    >
    >
    > Additional notes:
    >
    > a.. Currently Aurora cannot be maximized to the size of your screen.
    > b.. Animations cannot be serialized.
    > c.. Integration has had to be disabled and we are working to have this
    > resolved momentarily
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Opening XAML documents made with the January WinFX CTP
    >
    > There are a number of breaking changes in the API between the January and
    > February releases. Changes made to the namespace and Grid are the most
    > significant for they likely affect all the documents you have created over
    > the past month. The two biggest changes are the namespace(s) and a
    > stricter format to defining the columns and rows of a Grid is now
    > required.
    >
    >
    >
    > Namespace URIs require the following updates to the February CTP release
    > format before opening them in Aurora.
    >
    >
    >
    > OLD
    > http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon/2005
    >
    > NEW
    > http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2...l/presentation
    >
    > OLD
    > http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/xaml/2005
    >
    > NEW
    > http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml
    >
    >
    >
    > Grids now have a stricter structure and require you to define all the
    > columns and rows.
    >
    > OLD
    > <Grid>
    > <ColumnDefinition />
    > </Grid>
    >
    > NEW
    > <Grid>
    > <ColumnDefinitions>
    > <ColumnDefinition/>
    > </ColumnDefinitions>
    > </Grid>
    >
    > After making the above mentioned changes, more often than not your
    > document will open in Aurora. If additional changes are required, Aurora
    > will point to the line needing the update.
    >
    > To learn more about the API changes in the February CTP
    > refer to the Readme file included with the February CTP download
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvis...a/default.aspx or
    > Karsten Januszewski has a detailed list of the changes on his Blog
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/karstenj/archi...22/537049.aspx.
    >
    >
    >
    > Note: Expect subsequent upgrades to this build within the next week
    >
    >




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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