ComponentOne Releases SizerOne 7.0 Monday 18 December 2000 PDF Print - New version of the VS-OCX resizing, tabbing, and parsing tool for software developers - 18 December 2000 (C0019) -- Contemporary plc, the specialist in application development solutions, announces the introduction of SizerOne 7.0 from ComponentOne. Formerly called VS-OCX, SizerOne 7.0 is a four-in-one tool that consists of two resizing controls for handling both simple and complex sizing; a tabbing control to create notebook-style and Outlook-style tabs; and a parsing control to scan and parse text files automatically. It is designed for programmers who work in Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, C++Builder and Windows 95/98/2000/NT development environments. Applications developed with SizerOne 7.0 can be distributed with no run time royalty fees. Available now at RRP £160 + VAT from Contemporary or its authorised resellers. Upgrade from VS-OCX 6.0 or Olectra Resizer 2.0 is £99 + VAT. Visit http://www.contemporary.co.uk for full details. "No developers wants to spend valuable time writing code to resize forms, add tabs and parse text strings, yet without this software, that's what they have to do. SizerOne is a tool that solves these very real, very time-consuming problems without breaking the bank," comments Adrian Handley, Contemporary's Technology Solutions general manager. SizerOne 7.0 adds more than 20 new features to its already robust functionality including: - New resizing features that give complete programming control over grid rows and columns so the form layout can be modified at run time in response to user selections. - New grid editor gives faster design grids. Lets a developer make several rows and columns the same size, specify exact sizes, or "nudge" sizes up and down in pixel increments - New property pages make designing forms easier. They are packaged as a separate DLL so they don’t add any size to the control - Plus... SizerOne can add customisable frames to child controls and to the client area of the control; customise the appearance of the control when used as a progress indicator; scale pictures; control the alignment of individual tag labels; better control the look of the frame around the control; and has new events that fire when users move the splitter bars. There are also several enhancements that are internal to the control so developers don’t have to learn or use any new properties and methods (for example, repainting is faster and smoother than before, and tag labels are positioned more accurately). New tabbing features - Position tabs along the left or right sides of the control while keeping the tab captions horizontal - Employ multi-line captions - Make the control look like a flat toolbar, highlighting tab edges as the mouse moves over the tabs - Add, remove and manage tabs at run time with three new methods - Draw small separator lines between tabs, instead of tab frames, to create a clean, contemporary look - Specify how text and pictures are positioned within each tab - Associate a variant with each tab so developers can store information in the tabs - Three more templates, for a total of eight, to create different looks - Scroll tabs using the IntelliMouse wheel. - The tab control is easier to work with at design time, with a main property page that groups properties by usage type, as well as a tab editor page that allows developers to add and remove tabs, as well as change captions, pictures, and associated data. New parsing features - These allow developers to evaluate mathematical expressions using a more concise and intuitive syntax - Choose whether the built-in expression evaluator should interpret angle values as radians or degrees - Use the asin and acos trigonometric functions when evaluating mathematical expressions. - The parsing control is now a separate OCX so developers don’t have to distribute it when they aren't using it. About Contemporary plc: Established in 1992, Contemporary comprises two business divisions: Business Solutions (focused on e-Business Intelligence) and Technology Solutions (e-Technology tools and customised applications). These teams provide consultancy, training, system implementation, application development and technical support based on an extensive portfolio of software products for which Contemporary is the exclusive UK distributor. For more information, call Sales on 01392 262626 or visit http://www.contemporary.co.uk Contacts: Adrian Handley, Contemporary plc, Tel: 01392 262626, Email firstname.lastname@example.org PR: Jane Lee, Dexterity, Tel: 01273 470199, Email email@example.com Images downloadable from ftp://ftp.contemporary.co.uk and review product available from Dexterity. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Dexterity in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.