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What's New in 2020 Volume 4: Xamarin.Forms

What’s New in 2020 Volume 4: Xamarin.Forms

Syncfusion has delivered the next exciting release, packed with cool and useful features. The 2020 Volume 4 release is now available for download.

In this blog, I am going to give you a quick overview of the new features we have added to the Syncfusion Xamarin platform in the Volume 4 release.

Let’s explore them!

Xamarin.Forms WPF support extension

In this release, Xamarin.Forms WPF platform support has been provided for the ComboBox component.

ComboBox in Xamarin.Forms WPF
ComboBox in Xamarin.Forms WPF

Autocomplete

In the Xamarin.Forms Autocomplete control, we have provided auto drop-down placement support. The drop-down is placed at either the top or bottom of the Autocomplete control based on the available space.

ComboBox

Like in the Autocomplete control, there is now auto drop-down placement support in the ComboBox, too. This drop-down will also be placed at either the top or bottom of the ComboBox control based on the available space.

Tabbed View

The newly introduced auto tab width support renders the Tabbed View control’s tabs based on the text size.

Refer to the following screenshot.

Tab header width based on the text size
Tab header width based on the text size

Image Editor

The new circular cropping feature in the Image Editor allows users to crop an image in a circular or elliptical shape like in the following image.

Circular cropping support in Xamarin Image Editor
Circular cropping support in Xamarin Image Editor

Rich Text Editor

New, useful support for subscripts and superscripts has been provided in the Xamarin.Forms Rich Text Editor.

Refer to the following screenshot.

Superscript and subscript support in Rich Text Editor
Superscript and subscript support in Rich Text Editor

StepProgressBar

The StepProgressBar now has both dark and light themes.

StepProgressBar in dark theme
StepProgressBar in dark theme

Masked Entry

The following are the two new features included in the Syncfusion Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry control.

  • Select all text on focus: Select all the text in a field when the control is in focus mode.

    Selecting all text on focus mode
    Selecting all text on focus mode
  • Read-only text: Prevent text modification in the Masked Entry.

Numeric Entry

The following are the two new features included in the Syncfusion Xamarin.Forms Numeric Entry control.

  1. Comma separator on focus: Enable the comma separator for input values when the control is in focus mode.

    Comma separator in focus mode
    Comma separator in focus mode
  2. Read-only text: Prevent text modification in the Numeric Entry.

Chat

The Xamarin.Forms Chat control has the following new features in this release:

  • Event support for message interactions—Listen to events for the following message interactions:
  • Tap
  • Double tap
  • Long press
  • Item converter—Bind the ItemsSource with a collection of data objects and convert those data objects to the message object required for the Chat control.

DataGrid

The Xamarin.Forms DataGrid has the following new custom features in this release:

  • Custom border: Customize the border of a specific cell based on the criteria.
  • Custom styles: Set the style for each element of the DataGrid.

Popup

The new background support in the Popup control allows users to show the blur effect on an overlay background.

Refer to the following screenshot.

Blurred overlay background in Popup
Blurred overlay background in Popup

Range Slider

Border colors and rounded corners have been added to the Range Slider.

Track corner radius in the Range Slider
Track corner radius in the Range Slider

Conclusion

We hope you’re impressed with the new features in the Syncfusion Xamarin.Forms platform from the 2020 Volume 4 release.  You can check out the list of all the features in our release notes and on the What’s New page.

What do you think about these new features? Please leave your feedback in the comments section below.

Stay tuned to our official TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn pages for announcements of new releases. You can reach us with questions through our support forumsDirect-Trac, or feedback portal.

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