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Road Map for Essential Studio for Blazor

Road Map for Essential Studio for Blazor

Common

Production-ready component

The OTP Input component is production-ready for Blazor.

Bootstrap 5 CSS variables

This feature updates Syncfusion’s Bootstrap 5 theme with CSS variables for seamless customization of Blazor component themes.

New component

AI Assist

The AI Assist is a modern UI component designed to integrate AI services. It allows users to send prompts, execute commands, and display responses in an easy-to-use interface. It also supports extensive customization and acts as a flexible interface for various AI services.

Ribbon

The Ribbon component is a compact layout that provides multiple related options in the form of tabs, dropdowns, menus, and more. Editors and viewers extensively use this component.

MultiColumn ComboBox

The MultiColumn ComboBox is a dropdown component that presents detailed item information across multiple fields arranged in columns. It helps provide users with additional information about the selected value beyond the usual single-string text lists.

DataGrid

Responsive pager

In a responsive design, the pager’s numeric items dynamically appear or disappear depending on the width of the grid when the browser is resized. This means that as users adjust the size of their browser window, the pager adjusts its display, ensuring an optimal viewing experience.

Autofill with frozen rows and columns

When the frozen rows and columns feature is enabled in a grid, users can copy the data of selected cells and paste it to other cells by dragging the autofill icon to the required cells.

Gantt Chart

Different work time shifts for resource view

This feature supports varying working time ranges for each resource within the project. Users can specify distinct work hours for individuals, ensuring accurate scheduling and resource allocation based on their availability and working hours.

PDF export

This feature allows users to export Gantt Chart data to PDF files to generate printable reports or share data in a standardized format.

Charts

Responsive charts

This feature enables chart elements to dynamically rearrange themselves to be responsive on all mobile and web pages.

Rich Text Editor

Inline code format

This feature allows users to highlight content using inline code styles, making it easier to specify code snippets within the text. This improvement helps distinguish code from regular text, enhancing readability and understanding.

Implement smart suggestions

This feature enables users to effortlessly apply formatting or insert media and tables by typing the slash (/) key. This key brings up a suggestion list for easy selection and application of the desired format.

PDF Viewer

Pre-rendering a certain number of pages

This feature allows users to pre-render a set number of pages, enhancing the scrolling experience by reducing the load time for subsequent pages.

Diagram

Port support for connectors

This feature allows users to define a port or connection point on connectors to create new connectors from existing connectors.

Scheduler

Holiday events

This feature lets you add holiday collections in the Scheduler, preventing the rendering of recurring events on designated holidays.

Copy and paste events

This feature allows users to cut, copy, and paste events to other times.

Prevent overlapping

This feature prevents appointments from overlapping, ensuring a smoother and more efficient scheduling experience.

Document Editor

Content control

Content controls are individual controls (such as Rich text, plain text, dropdown list, check box, date picker, combo box, picture, building block, repeating section, and row) that users can add and customize in templates, forms, and documents.

Shape

This feature enables users to insert and preserve shapes and allows grouping them in the Word document when opening and saving it.

Excel Library

Chart-to-image conversion enhancement

With this enhancement, the manual layout for the legend area and plot area will be preserved properly during chart-to-image conversion.

Metafile image preservation

With this enhancement, metafile images, such as .emf and .wmf files, will be properly preserved during the conversion of Excel files to PDFs or images, maintaining the detail and quality of these images.

Custom font support

This feature provides an API for adding custom fonts. These fonts will be automatically used when converting Excel files to PDF and image formats, ensuring that documents maintain their specified typography even if the fonts are not available in the environment.

Formulas

This feature adds support for the following formulas when creating and editing Excel documents:

  • DROP
  • HSTACK
  • VSTACK
  • WRAPCOLS
  • WRAPROWS
  • ISOMITTED
  • SCAN
  • SEQUENCE
  • RANDARRAY
  • MAKEARRAY
  • TAKE
  • REDUCE
  • EXPAND

Word Library

WordArt in DOCX

WordArt refers to text elements with decorative effects like shadows, reflections, glows, bevels, and even 3D rotations and transformations. With this enhancement, the .NET Word Library guarantees the visual integrity of these decorative text elements when working with DOCX files.

HTML-to-Word conversion enhancement

The .NET Word Library previously only accepted XHTML that adhered to XML standards and required correct opening and closing tags, even after validation through the XHTMLValidation.None API. Now, the Word Library accommodates HTML that does not meet XML standards.

Word-to-PDF and image conversion enhancements

SmartArt in Word-to-PDF and image conversion

With this feature, the .NET Word Library ensures that SmartArt diagrams are accurately converted to PDF or image formats. This provides effective communication of information during presentations or report sharing, regardless of the recipient’s system.

Metafile images preservation

This feature ensures that the metafile images (such as .emf and .wmf) are properly preserved during the conversion of Word documents to PDF or images, maintaining their quality.

Custom font

The .NET Word Library will include an API for adding custom fonts. These fonts will automatically be used during Word-to-PDF and image conversions, ensuring that documents maintain their specified typography even if the fonts are not available in the environment.

PowerPoint Library

PowerPoint-to-PDF and image conversion enhancement

Metafile images preservation

With this enhancement, the metafile images (such as .emf and .wmf) are properly preserved during the conversion of PowerPoint to PDF or images, maintaining their quality.

Custom font support

The .NET PowerPoint Library will include an API for adding custom fonts. These fonts will automatically be used during PowerPoint-to-PDF and image conversions, ensuring that documents maintain their specified typography even if the fonts are not available in the environment.

Image Editor

Redact support

This feature enables users to selectively blur areas of an image, providing a way to conceal specific sections and protect sensitive information from being seen by others.

File Manager

Pagination

This feature improves application performance by initially loading only the necessary files and folders for the visible layout. Additional items are dynamically loaded as you navigate through the pages.

Select items with mouse drag

This feature allows you to select multiple files or folders using mouse drag like Windows Explorer.

Calendars

Multiple date formats

This feature improves the functionality of the DatePicker/DateTimePicker/TimePicker components by allowing them to accept date values in various formats. Currently, these components only accept one date format, which can restrict users with different preferences from benefitting.

TextBox

Adornments

The TextBox component now supports custom prefix and suffix adornments to enhance UI interactivity. Prefix adornments, placed before the input field, clarify expected data like currency symbols. Suffix adornments, positioned after the input field, offer functionality such as formatting tools or input-clearing buttons, making input fields more intuitive and user-friendly.

DateTimePicker

Time range selection

The DateTimePicker now supports restricting time selection to specific daily ranges, such as business hours. This ensures users can only choose times within defined limits, enhancing accuracy and relevance for scenarios like appointment scheduling and service bookings. The feature improves user experience by allowing easy configuration of time constraints.

TextArea

Adornments

The TextArea component now supports custom prefix and suffix adornments to enhance UI interactivity. Prefix adornments, placed before the input field, clarify expected data like currency symbols. Suffix adornments, positioned after the input field, offer functionality such as formatting tools or input-clearing buttons, making input fields more intuitive and user-friendly.

Mention

Disabled individual items

The Mention component provide options for individual items to be in an enabled or disabled state for specific scenarios. This ensures that disabled items cannot be selected as values within the component.

PDF Library

Linearized PDF creation

This feature enables users to create linearized PDF documents optimized for fast web viewing.

Arabic text extended block rendering

This feature allows users to draw Arabic text using the following extended blocks.

  • Extended-A
  • Extended-B
  • Presentation Forms-A
  • Presentation Forms-B

Subsetting embedded fonts in PDF to PDF/A conversion

This feature enables users to subset the embedded fonts during the conversion of PDF to PDF/A. Subsetting the fonts will help reduce the final size of the document.

Circular annotation with cloud border style

This feature allows users to create circular annotations with a cloud border style in PDF documents.

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DISCLAIMER: Syncfusion’s products are always changing. Syncfusion makes no representations or warranties of any kind that these features will be in this release or any future release of any Syncfusion product. Features and release builds can change without notice at the sole discretion of Syncfusion. The information provided on this page is only for the purpose of outlining intentions and ideas for future releases. In no way is the roadmap a guarantee, promise, or offer to provide any product or service. Moreover, the material provided is informational in nature and should not be relied on, in any manner, for the purposes of making any business decision.
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