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Ext Designer 1.2 is Now Available

August 16, 2011 572 Views

We are thrilled to announce the general release of Ext Designer 1.2, which includes Ext JS 4 support. Ext Designer 1.2 is the culmination of many months of work, and we believe it is the most powerful Designer release to date.

Before we get into the specifics of this release, we’d like to thank some of the members of our community who assisted in testing the beta builds of Ext Designer. Arunosaur, berntkau, bwmatthews, Cybjorg, dorgan, ewl2, Francois Lecroart, gdewey, hschaefer123, icvg, mfearby, MeDavid, mihaip007, ofueckert, ryland, samoas, welshcathy, and wemerson.januario Thank you very much for your assistance in locating and resolving bugs; we truly appreciate it. (By the way, if you’re interested in working with us full-time, please visit our careers page.) You can also look at ExtJS Examples For Beginners if you’re new to Ext Designer.

What’s new for Ext Designer 1.2 Release

Support for Ext JS 4

We know you’ve anxiously awaited support for Ext JS 4, and Ext Designer 1.2 delivers. We’re excited to provide our community with a powerful workspace to visually create your Ext JS interfaces.

Please note that while you can load your old Ext JS 3.x projects in Designer 1.2, it’s not possible to automatically update the code to Ext JS 4. Due to the differences between Ext JS 3 and Ext JS 4, an automatic code update would require more manual intervention than to simply re-create the project in the new framework.

Improved Documentation

Previous versions of Ext Designer shipped with individual manuals that described working with Layouts, Components, Stores, etc. Not only was there a lot of repetition in the docs, finding information wasn’t very easy. In Ext Designer 1.2, we have a single, easy-to-use, and beautifully crafted manual that you can read on screen or print for your convenience. The table of contents and indexes are improved to help you find the information you need quickly.

While documentation is never done, this is a huge leap forward in the quality of documentation that accompanies Ext Designer and we hope that you find it useful.

Discounted Price and New 30-Day Trial

With the GA release of Ext Designer 1.2, we’re offering a special discount of $219 for a single developer license – an $80 savings through September 30, 2011. When you’re ready to purchase our Designer license, visit our online store. We’re also pleased to announce that we’ve extended the Ext Designer trial from 15 days to 30 days.

And, for our existing Ext Designer users in trial mode, we reset all trial periods. Go ahead and test Designer once again! You simply need to log in with your Sencha username and password, the trial reset will happen automatically.

Download Designer

Designer 1.2 is the biggest and best Designer release to date, but we’re not standing still. While you’re busy exploring all the new features of Ext JS 4, we’re already at work to bring you Designer 2.0 which will enable support for Sencha Touch among other features to make Designer an even better design and development tool.

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