2016 Volume 2 Highlights

Essential Studio 2016 Volume 2 is here, and as Syncfusion users have come to expect, it arrives with dozens of updates to just about every platform we support. However, this blog is just a small preview of some new features we think you’ll be particularly excited to see.

Syncfusion already offers the largest collection of Xamarin components, but we pressed on to defend our hard-earned position and added new controls and several updates to existing controls. One of the new controls is the kanban board, which is a great tool for visualizing and organizing workflows. 


Another addition for Xamarin is the data source control. Unlike most of our Xamarin controls, this one is not a UI component. Instead, is a backend control that consumes raw data and is able to perform sorting, filtering, and grouping operations on it. 

As for new features in our Xamarin controls, the chart control receives some notables in the form of the new step area series and technical indicators available. Another control receiving great new features is the data grid, which now supports unbound columns and groups that can be expanded or collapsed at run time. 

 

The kanban control managed to make its way into our UWP controls too, along with new cell grid, tree grid, and spell checker controls.

 

 

In updates to existing Syncfusion UWP controls, the PDF viewer now supports text, shape, and freehand ink annotations that can be added from inside the control. Plus, the spreadsheet control now offers a complete find and replace dialog.