Syncfusion, Inc., a leading provider of ASP.NET and Windows Forms components for the .NET platform, today announced the release of Essential Studio 4.4. This release rounds out Syncfusion support for the new Office 2007 look and feel, which .NET developers can add to their applications in just minutes using Essential Tools. Version 4.4 also includes significant performance updates within Essential Grid, and Essential Chart includes new chart wizards and an attractive new look and feel. All Syncfusion Essential Studio ASP.NET controls are now Atlas-enabled, and with Version 4.4 all Syncfusion controls can be hosted inside an Atlas update panel, allowing developers to AJAX-enable their applications in minutes.
Essential Studio 4.4 provides complete support for implementing the all new Microsoft Office 2007 user interface. Essential Tools provides, out of the box, multiple ribbon-tabs, quick buttons, menu buttons, and super tooltips. With very little code developers working with Essential Tools can now enable cutting-edge Office 2007 features in their Windows Forms applications. Complete design time support is available as with every Syncfusion control.
Stefan Hoenig, CEO and President of Syncfusion, said, “I realized just how much better my user experience was after working with an early version of the Microsoft Office 2007 UI. The improvements were astounding and reflected the massive investment Microsoft has made in usability and user-interface design. I am excited that we can now leverage this investment for our customers who work with Syncfusion Essential Tools. The advances made with Office 2007 will have great impact, and Syncfusion is extremely pleased to make it easy for .NET developers to take advantage of all the latest enhancements."
In Version 4.4, Essential Grid’s performance has moved forward by leaps and bounds with real-time grouping display. Developers working with Essential Grid can now make it possible for their customers to have real-time data display and still benefit from the immense readability of grouped data complete with summaries. The Grouping Grid has been enhanced to include only a few property settings so performance is far superior, and the grid can handle very frequent updates much more efficiently. A HiddenScrollLogic feature has been added for better performance when syncing hidden rows and columns with the ScrollGrid, and it enhances performance by using the binary trees to map from the original to the visible position and vice versa. Instead of using a custom grouping engine developers can enable all of the new optimizations with simple properties on the GridGroupingControl.
Essential Chart for Windows Forms and ASP.NET has been completely revamped with an all new look and feel. There are fantastic new shading and lighting effects, and developers working with Essential Chart can upgrade their charts to the new look with almost no effort. All new chart wizards in Version 4.4 make it very simple to configure charts, and performance has been greatly improved with unlimited numbers of points and series.
In addition to the enhancements outlined above, Essential Studio 4.4 includes a large number of new features and fixes across the Syncfusion eleven-product range of ASP.NET and Windows Forms controls. From Essential XlsIO’s memory usage optimizations for reading and writing Excel spreadsheets, to new native support for barcodes within Essential PDF, to the very latest UI—Essential Studio 4.4 is the most up to date and comprehensive suite available for .NET developers looking to create cutting-edge Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications.
Test-drive Version 4.4 today by downloading the Essential Studio 4.4 evaluation at http://staging.syncfusion.com/downloads/evaluation.
Details about all of the products that make up Syncfusion Essential Studio are available here.