ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2015 VOLUME 1

  • New DataGrid control for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
  • New busy indicators, range sliders, and barcode control for Xamarin.Forms
  • New File Explorer control for JavaScript and ASP.NET MVC
  • New .NET library for reading, writing, converting, and rasterization of PowerPoint files

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JavaScript

The JavaScript suite includes a File Explorer control that can be used to manage files in any application, and annotations are now supported in the Chart control. A responsive layout has been added to the OLAP Chart, OLAP Gauge, and OLAP Client controls. A gallery feature has been added to view elements in the Ribbon control, and AngularJS support has been implemented for all JavaScript mobile controls.

New File Explorer

The new File Explorer control allows end-users to access and manage a Windows Explorer-like file system through the web.

Chart Annotations

Users can annotate charts using any text or content.

Ribbon Gallery

The Ribbon control now includes gallery support, which saves space on the ribbon by arranging the button controls, and provides a means to present options graphically on the ribbon.

ASP.NET

Essential Studio for ASP.NET is more flexible than ever with new features added to many popular controls, including adaptive rendering for the Schedule control. Annotations are enabled in the Chart control, and a Ribbon gallery can be used to arrange and organize elements. A responsive layout has been added to the OLAP Chart, OLAP Gauge, and OLAP Client controls. Other updated controls include Gantt, TreeGrid, Diagram Web, and ReportViewer.

New Presentation Control

Essential Presentation is a .NET library for reading, writing, converting, and the rasterization of PowerPoint files.

Chart Annotations

Users can annotate charts using any text or content.

Ribbon Gallery

The Ribbon control includes gallery support, which saves space on the ribbon by grouping button controls and provides a means to present options graphically on the ribbon.

ASP.NET MVC

Use the new File Explorer to manage files in MVC applications, customize the Ribbon control using gallery support, or create charts using one of five new stacking chart types. Annotation support is also being added for the Chart control, and a responsive layout will be added to the OLAP Chart, OLAP Gauge, and OLAP Client controls. Other updated controls include Gantt, TreeGrid, Diagram Web, and ReportViewer.

New Presentation Control

Essential Presentation is a .NET library for reading, writing, converting, and the rasterization of PowerPoint files.

New File Explorer

The new File Explorer control allows end-users to access and manage a Windows Explorer-like file system through the web.

Chart Annotations

Users can annotate charts using any text or content.

WPF

New features for WPF include series template customization in the Chart control, and paging in OLAP Client. Enhancements have also been made to the Diagram, RadialMenu, CircularGauge, and TreeMap controls.

New Presentation Control

Essential Presentation is a .NET library for reading, writing, converting, and the rasterization of PowerPoint files.

Chart Series Template Customization

The default appearance of a series in a chart can be customized using colors, shapes, and text.

OLAP Client Paging

Paging support enables users to load and render large amounts of data without any performance issues by segmenting data into pages and rendering it one page at a time.

WinRT

Volume 1 brings exciting updates to WinRT, including corner radius support for line connectors in the Diagram control, and series template customization in the Chart control. The TimeSelector, RadialMenu, CircularGauge, and TreeMap controls will also be updated.

Chart Series Template Customization

The default appearance of a series in a chart can be customized using colors, shapes, and text.

Diagram Corner Radius

Corner radius support enables line connectors to be created with rounded corners.

Circular Gauge Type

The circular gauge can be displayed as a semicircle or quarter circle and now comes with eight different orientations.

Windows Phone

New features for Windows Phone include corner radius support for line connectors in the Diagram control, and series template customization in the Chart control. Enhancements will also be made to the CircularGauge and TreeMap controls.

Chart Series Template Customization

The default appearance of a series in a chart can be customized using colors, shapes, and text.

Diagram Corner radius

Corner radius support enables line connectors to be created with rounded corners.

Circular Gauge Type

The circular gauge can be displayed as a semicircle or quarter circle and now comes with eight different orientations.

Android

The Android suite includes three new controls and five new features for the Chart control, including bubble series and auto-scrolling options.

New RangeSlider Control

The RangeSlider control is a touch-friendly user interface control that allows users to select a range of values within specified minimum and maximum limits.

New BusyIndicator control

The BusyIndicator control provides a visual indicator to show when an application is performing a task. It has been designed with 10 built-in animations.

New Barcode control

The Barcode control is capable of rendering 12 variants of barcodes in one or two dimensions.

iOS

Three new controls have been added for iOS, and several others have been expanded. Segment selection, bubble series, and zooming and panning are now available in the Chart control, and new features have also been added to the CircularGauge and TreeMap controls.

New RangeSlider Control

The RangeSlider control is a touch-friendly user interface component that allows users to select a range of values within specified minimum and maximum limits.

New BusyIndicator Control

The BusyIndicator control provides a visual indicator to show when an application is performing a task. It has been designed with 10 built-in animations.

New Barcode Control

The Barcode control is capable of rendering 12 variants of barcodes in one or two dimensions.

Xamarin.Forms

Seven useful Chart features, including custom objects and exporting charts as an image, will be added to the Xamarin.Forms suite. New gauge types will be added to the CircularGauge control, and three brand-new controls will help create a more interactive user experience on any mobile device.

New RangeSlider Control

The RangeSlider control is a touch-friendly user interface component that allows users to select a range of values within specified minimum and maximum limits.

New BusyIndicator Control

The BusyIndicator control provides a visual indicator to show when an application is performing a task. It has been designed with 10 built-in animations.

New Barcode Control

The Barcode control is capable of rendering 12 variants of barcodes in one or two dimensions.

Xamarin.iOS

Xamarin.iOS updates include all-new Data Grid, Range Slider, and Barcode controls, as well as five new Chart control features.

New DataGrid Control

The DataGrid control for Xamarin.iOS supports 11 new features, including dynamic data rendering, row height customization, and conditional formatting.

New RangeSlider Control

The RangeSlider control is a touch-friendly user interface control that allows users to select a range of values within specified minimum and maximum limits.

New Barcode Control

The Barcode control is capable of rendering 12 variants of barcodes in one or two dimensions.

Xamarin.Android

New DataGrid, RangeSlider, and Barcode controls are available for Xamarin.Android, and new circular gauges and chart features have also been added.

New DataGrid control

The DataGrid control for Xamarin.Android supports 11 new features, including dynamic data rendering, row height customization, and conditional formatting.

New RangeSlider control

The RangeSlider control is a touch-friendly user interface control that allows users to select a range of values within specified minimum and maximum limits.

New Barcode control

The Barcode control is capable of rendering 12 variants of barcodes in one or two dimensions.

Windows Forms

Several enhancements and features have been added for Windows Forms, including a customization option for the Ribbon control and color mapping enhancements for the TreeMap control.

Color Space Support

Essential PDF Viewer adds support for more color spaces: CIE-based and other spaces—such as pattern, indexed, separation, and DeviceN.

Introducing Essential Presentation

Essential Presentation is a .NET library for reading, writing, converting, and the rasterization of PowerPoint files.

Ribbon Customization

Ribbon appearance can be customized, similar to Microsoft Outlook, enabling users to personalize the ribbon.

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