Essential Studio for Windows Phone

More than 30 universal controls have been added to the Windows Phone and WinRT suites for building enterprise-grade Windows Store universal applications, including grids, charts, gauges, menus, calendars, editors, and many more. The user interface of the controls has been optimized for both tablet and phone interfaces. It also includes high-performance libraries that enable your applications to read and write Excel, Word, and PDF documents.

NEW UNIVERSAL RICHTEXTEDITOR CONTROL

The RichTextEditor control supports viewing and editing rich text—including images, tables, and lists—from .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .txt files within universal apps. It can be used in real-time applications to compose richly formatted text like a Word viewer and editor.

RichTextEditor control

NEW UNIVERSAL DIAGRAM

Essential Diagram for WinRT lets you create custom diagrams by positioning shapes on the diagram surface using an automated layout algorithm or by building them from scratch. The Diagram Control allows users to quickly and easily assemble a variety of diagrams, including flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, and floor plans. Connector nodes, dynamically resizable gridlines, and snap-to features, along with alignment, order, delete, and copy and paste functions, allow for precision tuning to any and all diagrams.

Universal Diagram
Universal Diagram

SCHEDULE CONTROL

Universal Schedule

A new Schedule control has been added for universal platforms. This is the first schedule control for Windows Phone to feature day, week, work week, month, and timeline views. Appointment mapping allows schedule data to be quickly transferred from other applications. The rich user interface allows schedule entries to be quickly added, copied, edited, and deleted. The control can be customized for color and layout, and localization options allow the control to meet the needs of global users.

Day View
Day View
Week View
Week View
Month View
Month View
Localization
Localization
Adding an Event
Adding an Event

CHART CONTROL

Start and End Angles

Support for customizing start and end angles in pie and donut charts.

Custom Angles
Custom Angles