At Syncfusion, we’re hitting the ground running in 2019. Our first release of the year, Essential Studio 2019 Volume 1, brings our customers a whole new suite of ASP.NET Core Blazor Components, Visual Studio 2019 compatibility, .NET Core 3.0 support, and plenty of new features and controls to enhance your toolkit. This blog post covers some of the highlights of Volume 1.
Blazor runs .NET with WebAssembly
Major features are data-binding capabilities, property binding, and event handling. Some of the most popular controls include the DataGrid, Charts, Scheduler, and Diagram. For more information and a quick tutorial for the Blazor Components DataGrid, see this blog post by one of its developers.
Visual Studio 2019 compatibility
We’ve been looking forward to Visual Studio 2019 since it was announced, and we’ve come fully prepared. With this release, all our suites are fully compatible with the new VS version, and our components come equipped with Visual Studio 2019 project templates and toolbox support.
Essential JS 2
As always, Essential JS 2 takes mainstage in the distribution of new controls. Users will be pleased to find several new offerings for all its platforms:
• Gantt Chart, for project management.
• Dashboard Layout, for creating dashboards and panels with a grid-structured layout.
• Pivot Chart, for plotting pivot data independently in a chart.
• File Manager, for organizing files.
The Stock Chart and PDF Viewer have also moved from preview to final versions in this release, and all controls now support the Bootstrap 4 theme.
Volume 1 also boosts our ever-popular Xamarin.Forms offerings with a high-contrast dark theme for all controls, a fast scatter chart for the Charts control, and checkbox support for nodes in the TreeView control. Three new controls have been released as previews, as well: the Accordion control stacks content in a vertical, collapsible list; the Expander control expands or collapses content under a header with a tap; and the Cards control allows users to swipe through a stack of cards.
Dark theme in Xamarin
WinForms and WPF
All controls in both WPF and WinForms platforms now support .NET Core 3.0. WinForms gains a new Tabbed Form control for displaying tabbed UIs, as well as the Theme Studio control for customizing themes.
Theme Studio for WinForms
Our PDF Library has added compliance for several standards:
• ZUGFeRD compliance
• PDF/A-2b compliance
• PDF/A-3b compliance
Excel Library also now has complete support for Microsoft’s Excel 2019.
We hope you enjoy these new additions to Essential Studio. To see the complete list of Essential Studio 2019 Volume 1’s new controls and features, check out our What’s New page. If you don’t have a Syncfusion license, but would like to try out these new controls and our other suites, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Let us know what you like in this release and what you’d like to see in future releases in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.
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