The existing color picker e.g. for the background color property of a field contained a very long list of predefined color values and – at the very bottom – a "Formula…" entry, which was neither very discoverable nor usable. And choosing "Formula…" left it completely to your end users to figure our how to use the RGB, HSL, RainbowColor, HeatmapColor or one of the other color functions. In LL21, we'll introduce a completely new color picker UI.
The new UI makes the handling much easier for you and your end users. From the past blog posts, it’s easy to tell that this is one of our main focus areas for List & Label 21. We really want to make your application shine and we want your end users to love working with it.
The new UI is available at different locations – e.g. in the property editor’s drop down:
Or in the brand new “Color” tab of the formula assistant:
This gives you all the colors and options in one very accessible and usable place and also easily enables to choose a completely new color via the Windows color picker dialog.
Jochen Bartlau leads the development at combit as Managing Director. He’s a Microsoft .NET enthusiast driving innovation & agile project management. The mobile devices geek who used to be a physicist in his first life loves to spend his spare time with his family.