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Syncfusion Announces Essential Studio 2009 Volume 3.

Morrisville, NC —Syncfusion, Inc., a leading provider of Windows Forms, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Back Office, Business Intelligence, and Silverlight components, announces its latest release: Essential Studio 2009 Volume 3, which includes a brand new WPF Grid control, the final release of the ASP.NET MVC Studio, and new OLAP Grids and Charts.

Stefan Hoenig, CEO of Syncfusion, says, ”Our ASP.NET MVC components are shipping in their first final release as part of Volume 3. We’ve had tremendous interest in ASP.NET MVC from our customer base and are excited to offer our customers components that use no WebForms legacy code. In addition, with this release we are proud to offer industrial-grade tools for creating business-intelligence dashboards.”

Essential Studio 2009 Volume 3 is the seventh major version of Syncfusion Essential Studio to support Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. It includes major updates to each of the suites—WPF, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Windows Forms, BackOffice, Business Intelligence, and Silverlight Editions. As part of Volume 3, Syncfusion releases the gold version of Essential Studio ASP.NET MVC Edition. The Studio features a Grid, Editor, Chart, and much more. These ASP.NET MVC controls have a clean MVC model and no WebForms legacy code. In addition, there is great jQuery integration including wrappers for common jQuery-UI controls.

Syncfusion Essential Studio Business Intelligence Edition includes OLAP-aware Grid, Chart, and Gauge controls. The Volume 3 release of the BI Studio features integrated support for displaying key performance indicators (KPIs) directly from OLAP cubes. In addition, there is support for exporting OLAP reports to Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF documents. With the BI Studio, developers can create OLAP reports and dashboards in a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) manner.

The WebForms ASP.NET components were updated to be fully compatible with Internet Explorer version 8. Essential Diagram now has optimized layout support. Essential Chart includes various new chart types such as heat map, inverse polar, and radar charts.

The WPF Edition features the all new Essential Grid WPF control with unrivalled performance, grouping complete with summaries, unbound columns, and much more. The WPF Studio has over 500 amazing vector icons with a skin manager to enhance developer’s WPF applications. In addition, Essential Chart and Essential Diagram have been enhanced with rich end-user customization.

The Windows Form Edition features several enhancements: Essential Tools now has an improved ribbon control, Essential Diagram has optimized layout support with improved performance, and Essential Chart has all new chart types. The new chart types for Windows Forms also include heat map, inverse polar, and radar charts.

Essential Studio Silverlight Edition has all new features, such as the new Docking Manager, which enables developers to add rich docking support to Silverlight 3 applications. The ribbon control adds tab group, gallery, and mini-toolbar support. The chart includes enhanced support for zooming and axis customization.

A brand new product for Silverlight—Essential Grid Silverlight—which is a high-performance grid control, also ships as part of this suite. Essential Grid for Silverlight is currently in preview mode; a final release is slated for fall.

The BackOffice suite of components has enhancements to each of its products:

  • Essential DocIO has greatly enhanced support for converting Microsoft Word documents to Adobe PDF files, with better support for text and table formatting.
  • Essential XlsIO offers even more access to Excel 2007 features from .NET applications.
  • Essential PDF includes a new PDF Grid layout with support for advanced cell-level text formatting.

Highlights and descriptions of the new release can be found at www.syncfusion.com/products/whatsnew.

Syncfusion, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise-class software components and tools for the .NET platform. Syncfusion can be reached at 1.888.9DOTNET or through its Web site, www.syncfusion.com. Inquiries about products, pricing, and licensing can be directed to sales@syncfusion.com.

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