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Syncfusion releases Essential Suite 1.5

Syncfusion releases Essential Suite 1.5

Syncfusion releases Essential Suite 1.5

Syncfusion Essential Suite is a market leader with a comprehensive component package for the Microsoft .NET Framework.

CARY, NC - November 15, 2002 - Syncfusion, Inc. today announced that Essential Suite 1.5 is available for general release. Essential Suite has several new features, such as support for Grid hierarchies, Grid formulas, new Tools controls, Edit outlining, performance improvements, and more. Essential Suite is currently in use by many customers, including several fortune 500 companies.

Essential Suite provides a complete framework of reusable components for enhancing and speeding up Windows Forms development. Essential Suite components are designed to help developers using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET implement the most demanding and feature rich applications with minimal effort. Essential Suite includes a wide range of controls and several framework components along with a grid component and an enhanced edit component.

"Microsoft is pleased that Syncfusion has added a powerful set of components built for the .NET Framework", said Barbara Lovelace, Program Manager in the Developer Platform and Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "With Essential Suite you can build an application that incorporates such advanced features as Docking Windows and complex layout management in a matter of minutes."

According to Stefan Hoenig, President & CEO of Syncfusion, Inc., the clear value that Essential Suite provides has made it a leading contender in the component market despite much cheaper product suites being available from other vendors. "Our focus on customer value, quality, extensibility, and ease of use has made us a major contender in the third party component market. No one out there has a product range that is as expansive and powerful. On the ease of use front, our products come with very advanced designers and can be easily integrated into existing applications to add great features with little effort."

Essential Suite comes with a full year of support delivered using Syncfusion's unique, state of the art Direct-Trac developer support system. "Direct-Trac is a big part of the value proposition that Syncfusion offers," said Clay Burch, Syncfusion's technical support manager. Adam Rogow of Advent Software, Inc. said, "We have been very impressed with the level of support received through Direct-Trac. Syncfusion's rapid responses have expedited our development process significantly." Another customer, Sebastien Lange of Alcatel, Belgium concurs, "The best support service I've ever seen; easy to use, nothing to learn. It just fits the customer's needs."

Essential Suite is available in binary as well as full source versions. Essential Suite is available directly from Syncfusion at http://staging.syncfusion.com and is priced at $995 for the binary version and at $1295 for the source code version.

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.

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.

Essential Edit - Essential Edit is a syntax highlighting edit control that is designed to be extensible and easy to use. Essential Edit supports multi-level Undo / Redo, rich formatting options, and easy configuration through a simple configuration file. It comes with syntax files for commonly used languages. Essential Edit supports Visual Studio. NET-style Collapsible Sections. Essential Edit does not derive from the Windows Forms Rich Edit control. It is written from the ground up to be extensible and powerful.

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. Essential Chart will be available in about 8-12 weeks.

Details about Syncfusion's Essential Studio products are available at http://staging.syncfusion.com/products

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