What's New in Essential Studio for 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 TmeSelector, RadialMenu, CircularGauge, and TreeMap controls will also be updated.

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

TimeSelector

Customization

Minute and second intervals can be customized to common interval values for easier selection.

Five-Minute Interval
Five-Minute Interval

RadialMenu

Customized Interaction

Mouse-interaction enhancements in the RadialMenu control enable displaying different colors for different items.

Radial Menus with Differentiated Colors
Radial Menus with Differentiated Colors

Item Positioning

The position of radial menu items can be customized to create menus with specific arrangements and unique spacing.

Radial Menu with Custom Item Positions
Radial Menu with Custom Item Positions

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

Interaction

Interactive enhancements in the TreeMap control allow single and multiple selections of TreeMap items.

Multiple Selection in the TreeMap Control
Multiple Selection in the TreeMap Control

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 CircularGauge control can be customized as ellipses or triangles.

Circular Gauge with Elliptical Ticks
Circular Gauge with Elliptical Ticks
Circular Gauge with Triangular Ticks
Circular Gauge with Triangular Ticks

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
Circular Gauge with Triangle Pointer
Circular Gauge with Arrow Pointer
Circular Gauge with Arrow Pointer

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 Semicircle
Circular Gauge as a Semicircle
Circular Gauge as a Quarter Circle
Circular Gauge as a Quarter Circle

PDF

Rotate Transformations

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.

Rotated Watermark in PDF Document
Rotated Watermark in PDF Document

Support for PNG, TIFF, and GIF Images

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.

PDF with Embedded TIFF Image
PDF with Embedded TIFF Image

Preserving Extended Acrobat Rights

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.

PDF with Extended Rights Enabled
PDF with Extended Rights Enabled

DocIO

Bookmark Navigator Enhancement

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.

Bookmark Content Retrieved as New Word Document
Bookmark Content Retrieved as New Word Document

SfRichTextBoxAdv

Improved Editing

The SfRichTextBoxAdv control provides a fast and responsive editing experience via touch or external keyboards.

Editing in SfRichTextBoxAdv Control
Editing in SfRichTextBoxAdv Control

XlsIO

Image Support with Template Markers

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.

Template Marker with Image Support
Template Marker with Image Support

Predictive analytics

Association Rule Model

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.

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