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Road Map for Essential Studio for Xamarin.Forms

Road Map for Essential Studio for Xamarin.Forms

Common

Material design support for applicable controls in iOS and Android.

New components

We are planning to add the following components:

  • Avatar view: Allows you to set initials, circular images, and group photos. It comes with predefined vector avatars.
  • Effects view: Allows you to achieve effects like highlight, ripple, scaling, rotation, and much more out of the box.
  • Shimmer layout: Allows you to show a modern shimmer effect when data is being loaded.

Border

Dotted line support

This feature allows users to set dotted lines as a border.

Chart

Value-based series plotting in category axis

This feature allows users to plot series based on index or value in a category axis.

DataGrid

Load custom view in edit mode

This feature allows users to load any custom view in edit mode to the template column.

Disable selection or navigation to columns

This feature allows you to disable selection or navigation to a column. So, interactions or navigation will no longer be recognized and cells in that column will be disabled.

Rectangular shape for numeric buttons in data pager

Support to show numeric buttons in a data pager with a rectangular shape.

DataTable binding

Support to bind a DataTable collection to the DataGrid. All data operations (sorting, grouping, filtering, and summaries) will be supported.

Image Editor

Support to add image filtering option

This feature allows users to apply a filter to an image by modifying hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, blur, and sharpen values.

Support to restrict text pop-up preview window when tapping the text

This feature allows users to restrict the text pop-up preview window when tapping the text.

ImageChanged event support

Provides ImageChanged event support when the user edits the image via toolbar items, user interactions, or programmatically.

Disable resizing support for text, shapes and custom view

Provides support to disable the resizing option for text, shapes, and custom views.

Masked Entry

Support to display password characters with a delay

This feature allows users to display password characters with a specified delay when entering text.

Padding support

Support will be provided to add padding to the pop-up view, so users can add some padding when showing the pop-up instead of manually setting the height and width based on screen size.

ListView

WPF platform support

The ListView control support will be provided to the Xamarin.Forms WPF platform.

Accordion

Dynamic size support

The Accordion control will be provided with dynamic size support similar to Expander control.

Button

WPF platform support

Button control support will be added to the Xamarin.Forms WPF platform.

Image Position

This feature allows users to align the position of the image at the top and bottom.

Radio Button

WPF platform support

Radio Button control support will be added to the Xamarin.Forms WPF platform.

CheckBox

WPF platform support

CheckBox control support will be added to the Xamarin.Forms WPF platform.

Chips

WPF platform support

Chips control support will be added to the Xamarin.Forms WPF platform.

Segmented Control

WPF platform support

Segmented Control support will be provided for the Xamarin.Forms WPF platform.

ScrollTo support for segment items

This feature allows users to scroll to a segment item.

PDF Viewer

Single page view

This feature allows users to display one page at a time and supports navigation through pages horizontally.

Load encrypted PDF document

This feature allows users to view password-protected PDF documents.

Printing support

This feature allows users to print PDF documents.

Text Input Layout

WPF support

Xamarin.Forms WPF support will be provided for the Text Input Layout control (Xamarin.Forms Entry and Editor).

Schedule

WPF support

Xamarin.Forms WPF support will be provided for the schedule control.

Month view appointment with subject

Support will be provided to display appointments with subject in the schedule month view like Google and Outlook calendars.

Dataform

Assistive and floating labels support for AutoComplete and DropDown editors

Support to provide assistive and floating labels support for AutoComplete and DropDown editors in DataForm.

StepProgressBar

RTL support

This feature allows the StepProgressBar to flow in the right-to-left direction.

Word Library

Table styles enhancements

This feature allows users to create and apply custom table styles in Word document (DOCX and WordML).

Table auto-fit to contents

This feature allows users to automatically adjust a table cell’s size based on its content.

Rotation of shape and textbox in Word to PDF

This feature allows users to preserve rotation of shapes and textbox in Word-to-PDF conversion.

Text watermark in Word to PDF

This feature allows users to preserve text watermark in Word-to-PDF conversion.

PowerPoint Library

PowerPoint-to-PDF enhancements

  • An enhancement to allow users to substitute fonts from a stream if fonts are not installed in the machine during PowerPoint-to-PDF conversion.
  • An enhancement to show warning about the unsupported elements during PowerPoint-to-PDF conversion.

Excel Library

Data import enhancements

  • Import data from a nested collection to Excel and group it in a hierarchy.
  • Import column headers when using the Import on Save option.
  • Skip a property while importing data from a collection.

Data export enhancement

Export Excel data to a nested class.

Excel-to-PDF conversion enhancements

  • Unsupported fonts will be substituted by a font stream in Excel-to-PDF conversions.
  • Capture and log warnings that are intentionally raised in Excel-to-PDF conversions.

PDF Library

PDF digital signatures with CAdES

This feature allows users to create a PDF digital signature with CAdES.

Validating PDF digital signatures

This feature allows users to validate digital signatures in existing PDF documents.

Encrypt only file attachments

This feature allows users to encrypt only file attachments in PDF documents.

Find corrupted PDF documents

This feature allows users to find out whether the loaded PDF document is corrupted or not.

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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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