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Divelements update fully featured Office 2007 style Ribbon control

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Dramatically increases support for accessibility as well as fully
conforming to the Office 2007 UI license and guidelines

Dorset, United Kingdom - January 3 2007, Divelements Ltd announces
the release of SandRibbon 1.5 SandRibbon is a suite of controls and
components that makes it easy to use the Office 2007 style grouping of
commands and features in well-organised lists and popups. Known as the
"Ribbon", this new UI paradigm replaces toolbars and menus with a
hierarchical layout of widgets including galleries and contextual tabs.
SandRibbon is the product that offers the most authentic Office look
and feel, and its great design-time support makes developing
applications with the new user interface style a rewarding experience.

Major New Features:
* Full compliance with the extensive Office 2007 UI Guidelines
* Full support for Multiple Document Interfaces (MDI)
* Active Accessibility API built in for screen readers, magnifiers and
other accessibility aids
* Right-to-left support throughout, for Hebrew and Arabic locales
* High-contrast support
* Enhanced high-DPI support
* Enhanced keyboard navigation including revised keytip positioning
* More accessible items throughout with the addition of pervasive

Tim Dawson, Technical Director and Owner of Divelements, said: "This
release is mainly about accessibility. We now support the Active
Accessibility APIs so that people using screen readers, magnifiers or
other accessible aids can use the product. We support high-contrast and
high-DPI which both help partially-sighted people. Right-to-left
support has been extended for Hebrew/Arabic users. Perhaps more visible
is the scrolling throughout - before, when space became tight items
would be clipped. Now, menus and even the Ribbon itself will smoothly
scroll when more items are present than will fit in the available

Pricing and Availability
A fully functional 30-day evaluation copy is available from

SandRibbon is priced at $249 per developer, with bulk discounts
available for larger purchases.

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About Divelements
Divelements is an established supplier of quality user interface
components targeted primarily at the Microsoft .NET platform. We pride
ourselves on providing solid, robust components that take full
advantage of the rich designer capabilities offered by Visual Studio.
Our products are recognized across the industry as offering the rich
features demanded by complex applications while retaining a simple,
easy to use API and lightweight redistributables.

For More Information, Press Only:
For more information, Press Only: Fiona Blake, Divelements,
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respective owners

Jan 3 '07 #1
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