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Webinar Q&A: 2019 Volume 2 Mobile and Web Updates

Syncfusion Product Manager Michael Prabu led viewers through two webinars last week, introducing the new features of Essential Studio 2019 Volume 2 for mobile and web platforms.

To watch recordings of these webinars, visit our YouTube page for either the mobile updates, Essential JS 2 updates, or both! Or you can watch them here:

The following questions and answers were taken from the webinars’ Q&A segments.

Web Questions

There are about 75 widgets with EJ1 and only about 60 with EJ2. When can we expect to have the same number of widgets in EJ2 (like Spreadsheet in EJ2)?

We are working on it aggressively and pushing as many controls as possible. You can follow our road map page on the Syncfusion website.

Is it mandatory to use TypeScript in EJ2? Must those who want to continue with JavaScript and JQuery use EJ1?

EJ2 controls are also available in JavaScript. It is not mandatory to use EJ2, though. You can continue using EJ1 if you wish. But EJ2 controls are feature-rich and have improved performance when compared with EJ1.

Mobile Questions

Is this Essential UI Kit free to use?

Yes, it comes free of cost. If you really like it, give it a star on GitHub and rate it on VS Marketplace.

Will there be better out-of-the-box support for automated UI testing with the Xamarin UI test kit soon? E.g., interacting with combo boxes or pickers, etc.

Yes. It’s in our plan and we expect it will be available in our Vol. 3 release. We’ll be able to interact with each item within combo boxes and pickers. For tracking this feature, please use the following feedback link. https://www.syncfusion.com/feedback/7975

I am running weekly build Xamarin.Forms, what do I need to do to enable the auto-resize for the Popup control?

You can check our help documentation here regarding the Popup auto-size feature.

Is the UI Kit available for VSMac, and if not, are there plans to port it?

It’s in our plan and will be available soon. For tracking this feature, please use the following feedback link. https://www.syncfusion.com/feedback/7874/extension-for-vs-macos

Does ComboBox support auto height according to the content?

At this moment, the height won’t be adjusted. We are currently working on it and it will be available in our Vol. 3 release. For tracking this feature, please use the following feedback link. https://www.syncfusion.com/feedback/6268

Any plans to push UI Kit sample to Apple App Store?

We are in the process of submitting it to the App Store and once it is done, we will let you know. For now, you can try our app in Play Store.

I want to add custom labels as a trailing. Can I add custom width to the label using Text Input Layout?

You can add the labels as a trailing view. But the width of the trailing view area is fixed. You can add the label within the fixed width. The feature request to customize the width of the trailing view has already been submitted. Find the details at the following link. https://www.syncfusion.com/feedback/7341/customize-the-leading-and-trailing-view-width-in-sftextinputlayout

Can we add animation to the items of ListView?

Yes, we can. Please create a support incident by requesting this example.


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[blog post] What’s New for Essential JS 2 in 2019 Volume 2


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