ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2015 VOLUME 2

  • New Spreadsheet control for WinRT
  • New DataGrid for Xamarin.Forms
  • New Map, AutoComplete, NumericTextBox and Navigation Drawer controls for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
  • New Interactive playground application for Essential JS

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JavaScript

Our Volume 2 release brings many updates to our JavaScript suite, including an online IDE-like environment that quickly creates JavaScript samples, and Bootstrap dimension support for all JavaScript controls. We are also adding numerous features to many of our existing controls.

JavaScript Playground

A new online IDE for creating and sharing JavaScript samples.

Backstage for Ribbon Control

A UI containing items on the right that correspond to tabs and buttons on the left.

Trend Lines for Charts

Support for linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and power trend lines.

ASP.NET

With the addition of embedded resource support, you no longer need to refer to dependent resources manually, and with new support for Bootstrap dimensions, all ASP.NET components are visually integrated and share similar dimensions. Aside from other numerous features, our ASP.NET suite includes six new controls.

New File Explorer

UI for browsing, selecting, uploading, and managing folders and files.

New NavigationDrawer Control

Open this new control from any screen edge to display content of any type.

New Radial Menu

A contextual menu that presents items in a circular order.

ASP.NET MVC

Our ASP.NET MVC suite adds Bootstrap dimension support, allowing components to have similar dimensions and to be visually integrated. This suite also adds numerous features to the PivotGrid control as well as exporting capabilities for the OlapChart and OlapClient controls.

Backstage Page for Ribbons

A rich, customizable user interface similar to the Office 2013 backstage.

Pulling to Refresh List Views

Refresh a page without any additional UX elements.

Creating Charts in Word 2007-2013

Create and modify charts in Word documents using DocIO.

WPF

Essential Studio for WPF makes a number of additions to its File Format libraries and its Report Designer, which allows gauges, charts, and indicators to be customized through contextual ribbon tabs. Searching for text in the PDF Viewer is also greatly improved.

Unbound Rows in DataGrid Control

Add rows that are not bound to data to the top and bottom of a grid.

More Chart Palettes

12 color palettes have been added, including metro and chrome versions.

Creating Charts in Word 2007-2013

Create and modify charts in Word documents using DocIO.

WinRT

Volume 2 updates our WinRT Diagram control with a number of new features and adds unbound rows to the DataGrid control, and color palettes and trackballs to the Chart control.

Unbound Rows in DataGrid Control

Add rows not bound to data to the top and bottom of a grid.

More Chart Palettes

12 additional color palettes, including metro and chrome versions.

Diagram Drawing Tool

Draw a node by simply dragging it onto the page.

Windows Phone

Essential Studio for Windows Phone adds a new NavigationDrawer control and brings significant enhancements to its existing Chart and TexBoxExt controls.

New NavigationDrawer Control

Open this new control from any screen edge to display any type of content.

More Chart Palettes

12 additional color palettes, including metro and chrome versions.

AutoComplete in TextboxExt Control

A text box providing suggestions based on user input.

Android

Our Android suite adds four new controls and enhances the existing Chart control with trackballs, strip lines, spline area series, and range columns.

New Maps Control

New control providing geographical representations of data.

New AutoComplete Control

A text box providing suggestions based on user input.

New NavigationDrawer Control

Open this new control from any screen edge to display any type of content.

iOS

Our iOS suite adds four new controls and enhances the existing Chart control with trackballs, strip lines, spline area series, and range columns.

New Maps Control

New control providing geographical representations of data.

New AutoComplete Control

A text box providing suggestions based on user input.

New NavigationDrawer Control

Open this new control from any screen edge to display any type of content.

Xamarin.Forms

Our Xamarin.Forms suite introduces three new controls, including a DataGrid control with all the features you expect, such as support for responsively touch-scrolling thousands of records. The updated Chart control adds trackballs, strip lines, and new series types.

New DataGrid Control

A new, full-featured DataGrid control for Xamarin.Forms.

New AutoComplete Control

A text box providing suggestions based on user input.

New NumericTextbox Control

Allows you to restrict text box input to integer values.

Xamarin.iOS

With four new controls, and a multitude of features added to the existing Chart control, Essential Studio for Xamarin.iOS continues to grow, allowing you to easily build mobile applications for iOS.

New Maps Control

Visualize data over geographic regions.

New AutoComplete Control

A text box providing suggestions based on user input.

New NavigationDrawer Control

Open this new control from any screen edge to display content of any type.

Xamarin.Android

Our suite for Xamarin.Android adds four new controls—Maps, AutoComplete, NavigationDrawer, and NumericTextBox. The Xamarin.Android Chart control has many new features, including trackballs, strip lines, and new series types.

New Maps Control

Visualize data over geographic regions.

New AutoComplete Control

A text box providing suggestions based on user input.

New NavigationDrawer Control

Open this new control from any screen edge to display any type of content.

Windows Forms

Our long-standing suite of Windows Forms controls continues to improve by offering better chart creation in Essential DocIO, better HTML-to-PDF conversion in Essential PDF, and more features in Essential Presentation.

Creating Charts in Word 2007-2013

Create and modify charts in Word documents using DocIO.

Text Selection in PDF Viewer

Users can select text and copy it to the Clipboard.

Encrypt or Decrypt Presentations

Protect PowerPoint files with a password.

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