Nevron Open Vision Documentation
What is New in 2021 Vol 1

General NOV Improvements

Hardware Accelerated Rendering

The new version of NOV includes a new hardware-accelerated rendering engine based on OpenGL. This greatly improves NOV rendering speed and responsiveness in all UI related tasks. All controls in the suite benefit directly from this new feature which is enabled by default. If the current hardware does not support hardware acceleration the rendering falls back to software rendering automatically.

Better Visual Studio Integration

NOV design-time controls for WinForm/WPF now expose the full programmatic interface (API) of the Widget they wrap. This makes it possible to write code that calls methods or properties of the widget directly using the reference to the WinForm/WPF host control. This also applies to widget exposed events - for example, Clicked, CheckedChanged, and so on.

Faster startup and AOT (Ahead Of Time compilation)

NOV startup processes are now significantly optimized, so you can expect an up to 20% faster startup. The Mac version also uses ahead of time compilation (AOT), which translates into an even faster startup on this OS.

Turkish language translation of the UI.

Localization dictionaries now include a Turkish translation of the UI and shapes.

ZIP compression and decompression improvements.

The ZIP compression / decompression performance is significantly improved.

Image Processing Improvements.

The image processing (grayscale, image format conversions, etc.), as well as NOV image decoders, have been significantly optimized.

UI Improvements

Windows 10 Theme

NOV now includes a Windows 10 UI theme. It is used by default for Windows hosts (WinForm and WPF).

Various widget and dialog improvements

The layout of pair boxes and layout panels has been improved. Print, PDF and Image export dialogs have been redesigned.

Diagram Improvements

300+ New Libraries

The new version of Nov Diagram comes with more than 300 Shape Libraries for different application fields. Libraries are also neatly organized depending on their field of application, so you can quickly locate the relevant shape library depending on your needs.

Libraries are also neatly organized depending on their field of application, so you can quickly locate the relevant shape library depending on your needs.

Thousands of new shapes

Nov Diagram now contains thousands of vector-based shapes that are essential when creating professional-looking diagrams and drawings. With this vast amount of shapes, it is easy to create any type of diagram, drawing, presentation, or document. Further, shapes in different libraries share a common visual appearance so you can easily mix shapes from different libraries as well.

Redesigned library browser

The library browser is completely redesigned to provide better management and navigation through the hundreds of new shape libraries. The new version introduces a brand new Library Gallery, that allows you to browse through the hierarchically organized shape libraries. The functionality for searching for libraries and shapes is also significantly improved. Shape search results are organized in expandable groups thus allowing you to see results showing thousands of matching shapes. Besides for shapes, you can also search for libraries and library folders.

Shape Hyperlinks

Shape hyperlinks have been implemented in NOV Diagram. A shape hyperlink can point to any of the following:

AutoCAD import and export improvements

The AutoCAD support has been improved with the following features:

Visio import and export improvements

The Visio support has been improved with the following features:

Text Improvements

Improved Table support

The tables in the rich text editor component now have improved support for table ranges:

Improved PDF export

PDF export now supports interactive hyperlinks. You can now create PDF documents that can redirect to a specified URL or navigate the PDF viewer to a bookmark inside the PDF document.

Improved Customization

The control's customization capabilities have been significantly improved to support custom keyboard interaction, custom copy/paste formats, and others.

Added support to turn off word wrapping

The control can now be configured to turn off word wrapping. In this mode, it will behave like a normal text box with word wrapping disabled. This feature is very useful when you have to display <pre> tags in HTML as well as if you want to create a custom code editor.

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