Last week, Syncfusion released its third major update of the
year, Essential Studio
2015 Volume 3. This release advances Syncfusion’s offering in three primary
areas of development. For web, there’s a new spreadsheet control, for desktop,
a new 3-D surface chart is available, and for cross-platform developers,
Syncfusion has added a PDF Viewer to its Universal Windows
Platform (UWP) offering, which also includes new data grid and ribbon
control. It has editing operations similar to Microsoft Excel and the ability
to import and export workbook files. Theme Studio is another important addition
to Syncfusion’s web offering. It’s an intuitive, visual tool for creating CSS
ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC. Theme Studio
styling not only includes static elements, like headers and content, but also
includes states such the default, hover, and active states.
Desktop developers will be interested in the 3-D surface
chart, which plots data points across three axes and uses a three-dimensional
surface to depict the relationship between two sets of data. And the same Theme
Studio that was introduced for web development is also available for WPF
Mobile developers will find that two time-management
controls have been added to Syncfusion’s iOS and Android offerings: a calendar
control for selecting and viewing dates by month or year, and a schedule
control that allows you to create and view appointments in four different
layouts. The schedule control also supports recurring appointments and
A data grid has been added to Syncfusion’s newest suite of
controls for UWP. This powerful control was built to meet the rigorous
standards of enterprise apps. It includes sorting, filtering, interactive
grouping, and summary rows. Grid content, along with formatting, can be
exported as Excel or PDF files.
Another major enhancement to Essential Studio for UWP is the
PDF Viewer, which allows you to view PDFs—all without any dependency on Adobe.
Whether used on mobile or desktop apps, PDF Viewer supports searching PDF text,
selecting text across pages, and even copying that text to the clipboard.
PDF Viewer for Mobile
One of the newer and more exciting platforms added just this
year was Syncfusion’s offering of Xamarin controls. Now, new chart types have
been added to the chart control, including pyramid and funnel charts, and the
data grid control for Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.iOS can
export data to PDF or Excel files.
Volume 3’s advances are not reserved for the newest and most
popular platforms only. Syncfusion continues to move forward in all other platforms.
Essential Studio for WinRT, for example, adds a new spreadsheet control. And
many new features have been added to Essential Studio for Windows Forms and
Essential Studio for Silverlight.
Too many features have been added in Volume 3 to be properly
included in one blog. If you’re curious to know all the latest updates, please
see our What’s New section.
For a free trial of our controls, all you need to do is visit our downloads page.