Text Control recently released version 16.0 of its TX Text Control word processing component family that edits, converts, creates and modifies documents.

TX Text Control’s newest iteration supports the .NET platform. TX Text Control .NET for WPF is a WYSIWYG rich text editor for the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) platform. The company said it contains the same rich feature set as the current TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms component. The new release supports development of WPF applications and WPF browser applications. It also supports Office Open XML, MS Word, Rich Text Format, HTML and Adobe PDF, and its mail-merge is MS Word compatible.

According to Text Control, version 16.0 offers a new concept of binding TextControl to a button bar or other third-party ribbon bar. Using TextControl, developers can build browser-based applications that have the same feature set as applications built with Windows Forms, including loading files from and saving files to client machines in supported formats.

Key added features are the repeating table headers that simplify the generation of large data tables such as those found in sales reports; a new generic spell-checker interface that enables third-party spell-check component integration; a new text part collection; and an improved PDF filter. Imported text is no longer arbitrarily imported into text frames as in the previous version of TX Text Control. .NET and text frames are now used only for complicated word-processing features like nested tables or formulas.

New server components include TX Text Control .NET Server for Windows Forms 16.0 for ASP.NET Web applications, Web services and Windows Forms SmartClient editing applications; and TX Text Control .NET Server for WPF 16.0 for ASP.NET Web applications, Web services and XBAP-based editing applications.

The 32-bit offering can be run on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as Windows Server 2003 and 2008. The 64-bit version runs on all the same operating systems except Windows 2000, and according to the company, it is easily integrated into Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010. Pricing begins at around US$549 for the standard version and runs up to $2,998 for TX Text Control .NET Server. Updates are less.

Developers can download a trial version, and TextControl provides unlimited free developer support for all versions.