On behalf of Sencha and the entire Ext JS team, I’m proud to announce the release of Sencha Ext JS 5.1. With this release, we’ve added exciting new features that further improve the richness of the Sencha Ext JS framework, especially around building data-driven single page applications. Ext JS 5.1 comes with an entirely new grid selection model (the spreadsheet model), along with other components and enhancements, including 3D columns and bar charts, a color selector, a rating widget, and an enhanced drawing package. These enhancements are a result of great feedback from our customers and developer community, and as always, we are extremely grateful to the Sencha community.
Take a look below at all of the new features. For a deep technical dive, read Don Griffin’s article, Announcing Ext JS 5.1 Beta.
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Spreadsheet Selection Model
Ext JS 5.1 comes with an entirely new grid selection model, the spreadsheet selection model, which mimics the experience of selecting cells, rows, and columns of a spreadsheet.
Advanced Color Selector
As your component needs grow, Sencha continues to enhance its component library. Ext JS 5.1 also comes an advanced color selector component that can be configured to select color values from a swatch.
Another new component in Ext JS 5.1 is the rating widget. The rating widget allows the use of repeated glyphs (web fonts), such as stars, to represent a value selection.
3D Bar and Column Charts
The new charts package in Ext JS 5.1 comes with 3D bar and column chart types. The stacked charts have additional configurations that allow data to fit dynamically within specified ranges.
Draw Package Enhancements
The Ext.draw package in “sencha-charts” also has some exciting new enhancements such as sprite events, hit testing, and path intersections.
See It In Action
Register today for our upcoming webinar:
What’s New In Sencha Ext JS 5.1
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:00am San Francisco PST | 1:00pm New York EST | 6:00 London GMT
Guides and Documentation
We mentioned above some of the most significant new features in Ext JS 5.1, but there’s even more to see. We’ll let you explore the other new features, enhancements, and improvements in our What’s New in Ext JS 5.1 guide. These guides cover the framework upgrade, the new Sencha Cmd, and more.
Ext JS 5.1 has a number of critical bug fixes for issues reported by our customers and community. These quality improvements will enhance your development experience. We strongly recommend that you start using Ext JS 5.1, so you can take advantage of the enhanced functionality and deliver apps with improved performance and a better customer experience.
Getting Started with Ext JS 5.1
If you are an Ext JS or Sencha Complete support subscriber, it’s easy to get Ext JS 5.1 — just download it from the Sencha support portal. If you’d like to try it out, please download the Ext JS 5.1 free trial.
As always, we are grateful to the Sencha community for the continuous feedback, feature requests, and bug reports, which make it possible for us to keep improving the framework. We hope you are already building new apps with Ext JS 5, and with Ext JS 5.1, we are certain that you will take your app development to a whole new level.