Sneak Peek at 2019 Volume 3 Beta: WinForms & WPF

Syncfusion is getting closer to another exciting release this year with some cool and useful new controls and features. The beta release of 2019 Volume 3 is expected to be available on or before September 18, 2019. In this blog, I am going to give you a quick overview of the new controls and features you can expect in the WPF and WinForms platforms for this release.

WPF

New Linear and Circular Progress Bar Controls

New Linear Progress Bar and Circular Progress Bar controls are expected to be available in this release. These controls provide a customizable visual that indicates the progress of a task. They include features such as the ability to visualize progress in rectangle and circular shapes, determinate and indeterminate states, options to visualize progress in segments, and color-customizable ranges.Linear Progress Bar and Circular Progress Bar Controls

Linear Progress Bar and Circular Progress Bar Controls

New Image Editor (Preview)

You can expect a new control for editing images that includes the following features:

  • Annotate with text
  • Annotate with image
  • Crop image
  • Rotate image
  • Flip image
  • Built-in toolbar

Image Editor Control (Preview)

Image Editor Control (Preview)

Toolbox installation from NuGet: WPF

With the previous release, Syncfusion WPF controls support the .NET Core 3.0 Framework. You can try using our .NET Core NuGet packages available at nuget.syncfusion.com.

With our 2019 Volume 3 beta release, you can expect the Visual Studio toolbox to be configured for NuGet. This will let you access our controls from the Visual Studio toolbox after installing our corresponding NuGet packages. You will no longer have to download our complete Essential Studio setup and install it to configure the VS toolbox.VS Toolbox configured via installed NuGet Packages

VS Toolbox configured via installed NuGet Packages

Check-box selector column in DataGrid

With this release, you will be able to select multiple rows with a check-box selector column in the DataGrid. This feature is in addition to the classic approach of holding Ctrl and clicking to select multiple rows. All the rows can also be selected using a check box in the column header.DataGrid with Check-Box Selection

DataGrid with Check-Box Selection

Ribbon improvements

Responsive ribbon gallery

Ribbon items will be able to be rearranged, expanded, or contracted automatically based on the available size.Ribbon WPF

MDI and TDI

You can expect MDI and TDI (tabbed) support for merging and combining items of two different ribbon controls aligned in two different windows.Merging Menus between Ribbon Controls

Merging Menus between Ribbon Controls

PDF Viewer comes with sticky note and shape annotations

You can expect support to add, delete, and edit notes in PDF files while reviewing them by using sticky note annotations in the PDF Viewer.Sticky Note Annotations

Sticky Note Annotations

Also, you can expect support for the following shape annotations in the PDF Viewer:

  • Arrow
  • Polygon
  • Polyline

Shape Annotations

Shape Annotations

AutoComplete

When typing an input, AutoComplete will highlight the entered search characters in the suggested list items. This will provide a visual indication of why they are included in the suggestion list.AutoComplete Control with Highlighted Matching Characters

AutoComplete Control with Highlighted Matching Characters

You can also expect to control diacritic sensitivity or insensitivity when searching using the AutoComplete control. Diacritic letters are accent marks added to letters to alter a word’s meaning or pronunciation.AutoComplete Control with Diacritic Marks

AutoComplete Control with Diacritic Marks

CheckedListBox

You can expect support to group and sort items in the CheckedListBox control. The release is also expected to include an option to select all the items in the list. You can also load large numbers of items through UI virtualization.CheckedListBox Control with Grouped Items and a Select-All Option

CheckedListBox Control with Grouped Items and a Select-All Option

Performance improvement in ComboBox

The performance of the ComboBox control is expected to be improved to be approximately 20 times faster in opening and scrolling items in the drop-down list.

Diagram

You can expect an enhancement in the print dialog of the Diagram control to display various printers installed on the machine and allow users to choose one.Choosing a Printer in the Diagram Control

Choosing a Printer in the Diagram Control

Windows Forms

Automatically update images based on DPI

You can expect support to configure images with different DPI scaling while designing your application. This helps the application automatically upgrade or downgrade images as needed when running on different machines with different DPI scaling.Updating Images Based on DPI

Updating Images Based on DPI

ComboBox token support

You can expect support to display selected items in the ComboBox control as tokens in an input field. This provides a clear separation between each item, and also makes it easy to clear the selection of an item by clicking its Close button.ComboBox with Token Support

ComboBox with Token Support

Conclusion

The list of new features you can expect for WPF and WinForms doesn’t stop here. Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages for an official announcement about the availability of the 2019 Volume 3 beta release. Also, we will publish detailed blog posts for each new control and major features after the release to guide you through working with them.

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