What's New in Essential Studio for 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 chart series can be customized.

Custom Template Applied to Column Series
Custom Template Applied to Column Series
Custom Template Applied to Scatter Series
Custom Template Applied to Scatter Series

Interactive Bitmap Series

Tooltips can be displayed and data points can be selected in bitmap series.

Adornment Customization

Data labels can be customized easily with direct APIs like font style, background, foreground, and more.

Tooltip Enhancements

Enhancements to tooltip behaviors provide features like initial delaying and displaying for a specific duration.

Diagram

Corner Radius

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

Line Connector with a Corner Radius
Line Connector with a Corner Radius

Connector Padding

Connector padding allows users to adjust the space between a connector’s end point and the object it is connected to, whether it is a node, group, or connection port.

Padding between Line Connector End Points and Nodes
Padding between Line Connector End Points and Nodes

TreeMap

Color Mapping Enhancement

TreeMap control enhancements allow color mapping to be applied to specific groups instead of the entire tree map.

TreeMap Control with Color Mapping Applied to Groups
TreeMap Control with Color Mapping Applied to Groups

CircularGauge

Range Customization

Ranges in the CircularGauge control can be customized with specific start and end widths.

Circular Gauge with Customized Range
Circular Gauge with Customized Range

Tick Shapes

Tick shapes in the circular gauge can be customized as ellipses or triangles.

Circular Gauge with Elliptical Ticks (Left) and Triangle Ticks (Right)
Circular Gauge with Elliptical Ticks (Left) and Triangle Ticks (Right)

Needle Pointers

Four types of needle pointers are available to represent values in circular gauges. Users can choose from rectangle, arrow, triangle, and tapered pointers.

Circular Gauge with Triangle Pointer (Left) and Arrow Pointer (Right)
Circular Gauge with Triangle Pointer (Left) and Arrow Pointer (Right)

Gauge Type

The circular gauge can be displayed as a semicircle or as a quarter circle. The orientation of the gauge can be oriented in eight different directions.

Circular Gauge as a Quarter Circle (Left) and a Semicircle (Right)
Circular Gauge as a Quarter Circle (Left) and a Semicircle (Right)

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