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 TmeSelector, RadialMenu, CircularGauge, and TreeMap controls will also be updated.
The default appearance of chart series can be customized.
Tooltips can be displayed and data points can be selected in bitmap series.
Data labels can be customized easily with direct APIs like font style, background, foreground, and more.
Enhancements to tooltip behaviors provide features like initial delaying and displaying for a specific duration.
Corner radius support enables line connectors to be created with rounded corners.
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.
Minute and second intervals can be customized to common interval values for easier selection.
Mouse-interaction enhancements in the RadialMenu control enable displaying different colors for different items.
The position of radial menu items can be customized to create menus with specific arrangements and unique spacing.
TreeMap control enhancements allow color mapping to be applied to specific groups instead of the entire tree map.
Interactive enhancements in the TreeMap control allow single and multiple selections of TreeMap items.
Ranges in the CircularGauge control can be customized with specific start and end widths.
Tick shapes in the CircularGauge control can be customized as ellipses or triangles.
Four types of needle pointers are available to represent values in circular gauges. Users can choose from rectangle, arrow, triangle, and tapered pointers.
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.
Essential PDF adds support for rotate transformations for all the graphical objects. Using rotate transformations, watermarks and images can be added to a PDF document at various angles.
In addition to existing support for JPEG images, Essential PDF adds support for other image formats such as PNG, TIFF, and GIF. Soft masking is also supported, including a CITTFAX encoding filter for monochrome images.
Essential PDF adds support for preserving extended rights provided by Adobe Acrobat™. AcroForms, which has extended rights enabled, can be filled using Adobe Reader™ after being programmatically filled using Essential PDF.
Essential DocIO adds support for navigating bookmarks that extend to multiple sections and multiple table cells in a Word document. You can retrieve bookmark content as a new Word document instance, and you can delete and replace bookmark content with another Word document.
The SfRichTextBoxAdv control provides a fast and responsive editing experience via touch or external keyboards.
Template markers let users design their own reports and then dynamically merge them with actual data. This functionality adds the ability to merge images into an Excel file, resulting in a more visual report.
Essential Predictive Analytics adds support for the association rule model—rules regarding a set of items associated with another set of items. For example, a rule can express that a certain product or set of products is often bought in combination with other products. Based on these rules, you can recommend new items that are related to other items.