Syncfusion announces Essential Suite, a complete set of components for Microsoft .Net.
Syncfusion Essential Suite leads the market as the most comprehensive component package for the .NET platform.
CARY, NC - March 27, 2002 - Syncfusion, Inc. today announced a new family of Microsoft .NET application development tools that deliver the most comprehensive support available yet, for Windows Forms based development.
Syncfusion's new Essential Suite provides an end-to-end solution for enhancing and speeding up Windows Forms development. Essential Suite includes a wide range of controls and several framework components along with a grid component, an enhanced edit component, and a chart component. The components are designed to help .NET developers implement the most demanding and feature rich applications with minimal effort. All components are available with full source code. Essential Suite comes with a full year of support and updates included.
"To control costs, improve efficiency, and improve productivity, speeding up the development process becomes very important.", said Steve Danielson, Director of Architecture at Zeris Interactive. "For these reasons, developers need a comprehensive set of well designed components that can be easily integrated into their applications. The source code provided with Essential Suite helps us achieve integration easily." Steve has worked with .NET since its alpha days.
According to George Shepherd, Software Architect on the Essential Suite team at Syncfusion, Inc., "The Essential Suite family of components was designed, developed, and packaged as a suite with the clear goal of providing developers with a powerful and well designed Windows Forms development package. Our commitment to this goal goes beyond the components as is evident from our hassle-free licensing model, full source code, and a full year of support and updates, including access to our state of the art Direct-Trac support system." George is a leading author and a contributing editor of MSDN magazine.
Essential Suite includes:
Essential Tools - Essential Tools implements the latest Windows XP, Office XP, and Visual Studio.NET-style user interface. It also includes several utility controls. Powerful frameworks are provided to support Visual Studio.NET-style Docking and Visual Studio.NET-style Customizable Menus. Also included are Visual Studio.NET-style MDI Tabs, Layout Managers, Excel-like Workbook control, advanced Scroll control, XP style Tab control, XP style Task Menu control, Outlook-like Group Bar and Group View, Calculator control, Masked Edit, Auto Complete, and many other similar controls. A free interactive evaluation version is available at http://staging.syncfusion.com/downloads/evaluation with the full production version slated to be available April 3, 2002.
Essential Grid - Essential Grid is a powerful grid control implemented using a unique style-based architecture. Unlike most grid controls on the market, Essential Grid is not limited to the formatting of just columns. It works just like Microsoft Excel supporting extremely detailed customization down to the cell level. Multi-level Undo / Redo, Shared Scrollbar support, Data / View separation, Floating cells, more than fifteen Cell Types, and an extensible architecture are features that are unique to Essential Grid. Essential Grid can handle billions of rows with ease. A free interactive evaluation version is available at http://staging.syncfusion.com/downloads/evaluation with the full production version slated to be available April 22, 2002.
Essential Chart - Essential Chart is an easily configurable, presentation quality business chart control. A unique point based styles architecture, easily extendable Data Model, easy to extend Rendering Model, Undo / Redo support for formatting, powerful Layout Engine that allows any component to be hosted in the chart, and a unique shared Data Model are features that distinguish Essential Chart. Essential Chart also features complete integration with Essential Grid. A free evaluation version will be available around the end of May 2002 with the full production version slated to be available a month later.
Details about Syncfusion's Essential Studio products are available at http://staging.syncfusion.com/products