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Get Improved Accessibility with the Latest Version of .Net Framework



Recently, Microsoft announced the pre-release of .Net Framework 4.7.1 featuring various improvements across the board. The areas slated for improvement include screen readers and high contrast situations.

Users of screen reader software rely on them to provide a useful description of what is currently being displayed on the screen. Although, there are times when user interfaces do not take this software into account making things difficult for them to be aware of a UI change occurring somewhere outside of the current focus. With the implementation of LiveRegions, a UI developer can successfully alert screen reader software of these changes occurring outside the current focus.

In fact, these LiveRegions can be designated through the AutomationProperties.LiveSetting property on the desired element. Once done, a new event can be triggered when UI changes occur. Apart from these several visual improvements has also been made in the .Net framework 4.7.1. This means several changes to UI elements have been made to improve their visibility in high contrast situations. In addition to this, Controls that have been modified include the expander control, CheckBox, RadioButton, ComboBox, and DataGrid.

Now, it is possible for elements in DataTemplates to be automatically updated. The driver for this change is to provide better support for Edit-and-Continue on Visual Studio but there is nothing that limits change to that use. Enabling this feature, users making changes to DataTemplates during debugging sessions can see the effects of their changes when the application continues.
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