The new version of Syncfusion's ASP.NET suite is fully rendered on the client side to improve user interaction and performance. All the controls have a rich design time experience and also allow data binding to server-side data sources. Previous versions of Essential Studio for ASP.NET, now referred to as ASP.NET Classic, will continue to be supported.
The Volume 2 release also marks the beginning of Syncfusion support for universal Windows apps, enabling developers to more efficiently create apps for the family of Windows devices and expand their customer base across Windows tablets, phones, and desktops. The initial set of more than 30 universal app controls from Syncfusion will include innovative charts, grids, and more.
"We are excited to see Visual Studio partners like Syncfusion incorporate the latest tooling advancements into their products," said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager, Developer Platform and Sales at Microsoft. "Helping developers maximize their current investments and reach more customers is a key goal Microsoft and Syncfusion have in common."
Exciting updates have been made to the other Essential Studio platforms, such as touch support for Windows Forms. Several new controls have also been added, including:
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