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Substance LAF 2.3 official release

Posted by kirillcool on May 21, 2006 at 4:57 AM PDT

Substance look-and-feel is pleased to announce the release of version 2.3 (Firenze). The list of new features includes:

  • Full RTL support



  • Generic animation tracker for animating most of the state transitions of buttons, toggle buttons, check boxes and radio buttons (including changes via calls to API)
  • The animation is configurable (none, slow, regular, fast)
  • Color themes support for better dark themes, mixed themes, inverted themes, toned / tinted / shaded themes.





  • Extensible noise-based watermarks.




  • Added support in tabbed panes for single-click close of multiple tabs and custom alignment of tab texts on left and right placement.



  • Added support in tabbed panes for hover preview popup of tabs and tab overview dialog.
  • Two additional kinds of focus indication - underline and strong underline
  • Configurable flatness for toolbar buttons. See two toolbars in the test application.
  • Image watermark kinds - screen centered, application centered, screen tiled, application tiled, application bound
  • Non-image watermark use theme-based colors
  • Configurable opacity for image watermark



  • Quaqua 3.6.2 color chooser
  • Configurable flyout orientation of the combobox popup - SOUTH (default), NORTH, EAST, WEST or CENTER
  • Icons for watermarks in system menu (and test application)
  • Option for using constant themes for option pane icons
  • Improved painting of title panes

In addition, the following documents were updated:

  • FAQ
  • API for applications
  • List of available VM flags and client properties.
  • Theme documentation.
  • Watermark documentation.

Roadmap for version 3.0 (Grenada) has been published. Thanks to all contributors, bug reporters, testers and users for this release.

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