As part of the new Hero development process, we have posted a second Hero build for folks to play with certain Hero features and capabilities. (Remember, these builds of Hero do not include any features reliant on new features in the Flash Player or AIR runtimes as explained in this post).
The latest build posted, build #17855, includes support for the new Spark Form, Image, BitmapImage, Formatters and DataGrid controls. With regards to DataGrid, the functionality has been split into two “Tiers”. Currently the build includes support for the “Tier 1” functionality of the Spark DataGrid. This includes support for a dynamic dataprovider, the Spark skinning contract, single and multiple selection, layout, basic user interaction via the mouse or keyboard, etc. Some examples of functionality that will come in the “Tier 2” portion of the DataGrid include resizable columns, cell editing, significant performance improvements, etc.
We are very eager for feedback so as you play with features and find bugs/issues, please file them in JIRA. You can see sample code and get more detailed information about Hero features by reading the specifications.