Essential Studio for WinRT

Syncfusion controls for WinRT include several user-friendly additions for the Map and OLAP controls, and an innovative Ribbon control makes it easy to create custom applications for touchscreen devices. New saved line markers in the Edit control are available as well to help keep track of code changes.

New Ribbon Control

The Ribbon control contains familiar UI components, including tabs, buttons, menus, and drop-down features, all optimized for building touch-based ribbon layouts in applications. The ability to embed a gallery control within the ribbon allows for the implementation of themes, while the backstage provides further visual customization. Similarities to the Windows UI make it easy to adapt for WinRT users.

Ribbon UI
Ribbon UI
Ribbon Bar with Tabs
Ribbon Bar with Tabs
Ribbon Buttons
Ribbon Buttons
Ribbon Gallery
Ribbon Gallery
Backstage
Backstage

Diagram Control

Diagram Control

New built-in shapes have been added to the Diagram control for WinRT, giving users the ability to quickly build diagrams without having to draw node shapes individually.

Built-in Node Shapes
Built-in Node Shapes

Overview Control

An overview control has been added to the Diagram control for WinRT, giving users a way to easily zoom in and pan a diagram. It provides a small view of the entire diagram and a resizable box that defines the view in the diagram page.

Overview Control
Overview Control

Command Manager

A command manager has been implemented to give users the ability to create their own keyboard shortcuts to interact with a diagram.

Linking Connectors to Shape Boundaries

Connectors in the diagram page now link to the edges of diagram shapes.

Connector Linked to Shape Boundaries
Connector Linked to Shape Boundaries

GRID CONTROL

Visual Styles

Nine new styles have been added to the sfDataGrid control to allow users to easily customize the appearance of the grid. They are:

  • Blend
  • Windows 7
  • Metro
  • Office 2010 Blue
  • Office 2010 Black
  • Office 2010 Silver
  • Office 2007 Blue
  • Office 2007 Black
  • Office 2007 Silver
Blend Visual Style
Blend Visual Style
Metro Visual Style
Metro Visual Style
Office 2007 Blue Visual Style
Office 2007 Blue Visual Style
Windows 7 Visual Style
Windows 7 Visual Style
Office 2007 Styles
Office 2007 Styles
Office 2010 Styles
Office 2010 Styles

MAP CONTROL

Bing and OSM Support

Bing and OSM services can be used to import map images. These images can be combined with a user-created map control to enhance visualization or reduce asset creation.

Zooming on Selections

The map tool now allows users to zoom in and focus on selections.

Zoomed-In Selection
Zoomed-In Selection

COLORPICKER CONTROL

Color Picker Page

The color of a component can be selected by opening a full, separate page.

Overview Control
Overview Control

CHART CONTROL

Start and End Angles

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

Custom Angles
Custom Angles