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What’s New in Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC UI Controls


What’s New in Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC UI Controls

Amazon S3 MVC file provider support for the File Manager component arrives in 2020 Volume 2, along with inline editing and year view support for the Scheduler, ink annotation support in PDF Viewer, and more.


Smart labels for Pie and Doughnut

This feature allows users to place data labels smartly without overlapping one another.

Smart labels

Circular Gauge

Gradient color

The gauge now supports two gradient color options, linear and radial, that can be applied to gauge elements such as ranges and pointers.

Gradient color.


Template support for user handle

This feature allows users to add HTML elements to the user handle content, such as buttons and drop-downs, along with existing path and image-type user handles.

Template support for user handle.

Word Library

SEQ Field

Word Library now allows updating SEQ (sequence) fields in a Word document.

Update SEQ fields in Word documents

Track changes enhancements

Word Library now provides the following features in tracked changes preservation:

  • Move-to and move-from revisions are preserved in Word documents (DOCX and WordML).
  • Move-to and move-from revisions can be accepted and rejected.
  • Style and section property tracked changes are preserved in Word documents.
  • All tracked revisions in a Word document can be accessed through an API.

Track changes enhancements

FirstColumn and LastColumn in bookmarks

Word Library now provides FirstColumn and LastColumn APIs to define the column range for bookmarks inside tables in Word documents.

Mathematical equations in Word-to-PDF conversion

Word Library now preserves mathematical equations (MathML) when converting Word documents (DOCX and WordML) to PDF.

Mathematical equations in Word-to-PDF conversion

Word Processor

Form fields

This feature allows users to design forms using legacy form fields (text, check box, and drop down) in a Word document and also fill the forms.

Form fields.

Update cross-reference fields

Allows users to update a cross-reference field that links to a bookmark in the Word document.

Track changes

Allows users to view the changes made to a Word document by several reviewers and accept or reject the changes.

Track changes.

Comment enhancements

  • To customize the color of comments.
  • To restrict a reviewer from deleting the comments made by other reviewers.

File Manager

Amazon S3 MVC file provider

The Amazon S3 MVC file provider allows the File Manager component to manage the files and folders in a collection of objects stored in an Amazon S3 bucket. It provides methods for performing various actions like creating, copying, moving, deleting, uploading, and downloading files and folders.

File Manager Support for Amazon S3 MVC File Provider

Access control support in SQL database file provider

Allows users to restrict access to files and folders by defining a set of rules. Only authorized users will be able to read, write, delete, and edit the files and folders.

Access Control Support in File Manager

Access Control Support in File Manager - Access Denied

Gantt Chart

Indent and outdent

This feature allows users to perform indenting and outdenting on hierarchical levels of tasks.


Read-only provides support for enabling and disabling the Gantt editing operations.

Resource view advanced features

  • Multi taskbar support: Visualize multiple tasks assigned to each resource in a row when the records are in the collapsed state.

  • Overallocation: Overallocation indicates when a resource is assigned two or more tasks that occur in the same date range.


  • Predecessor: Task relationships can be established between tasks in the Resource view.



Autofill with frozen rows and columns

This feature allows users to drag the autofill icon across frozen and movable parts of the DataGrid and update the selected cell values in the DataGrid content.

Autofill support in frozen rows and columns enabled data grid

Filter operator selector in filterbar

This feature allows users to set the filter operator for a particular column using the dropdown present in the filter bar. Filtering is performed based on the selected operator.

Filter operator selector suppport in filterbar

Frozen rows and columns with infinite scrolling

Frozen DataGrid has infinite scrolling support. By this, the buffered data will be loaded only when the scrollbar reaches the end of the scroller in a frozen grid.

Frozen with infinite scrolling

Kanban (Preview)

Sorting Cards

Sort cards in ascending or descending order based on index, data source order, and custom fields such as priority, rank, and assignee.

Customize Dialog

Customize the dialog while editing a card, such as adjusting its width, height, position, and modal.

Linear Gauge

Gradient color

The gauge now supports two gradient color options, linear and radial, that can be applied to gauge elements such as ranges and pointers.

Gradient color.

PDF Library

Redact annotation

Mark the words or areas to be redacted with the Redact Annotation. Redact_PDF_ocument

Cloud style annotation

Create a shape annotation with the cloud style. Cloud_style_annotation

PDF Viewer

Ink annotation

Draw freehand on PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the freehand drawings.

Ink annotation.

What's New for Essential JS 2 ASP.NET MVC Pivot Table | Syncfusion

Pivot Table

CSV data source support

In addition to JSON, the pivot table now supports CSV data source, as well. CSV data can be transferred from a local file or web service or from an online downloadable link. The CSV format is considered to be a more compact format compared to JSON. It is about half the size of JSON. This helps to reduce the bandwidth while transferring data to the browser.

Accumulation chart types

The pivot chart in the Pivot Table now has these chart types: pie, doughnut, pyramid, and funnel.

Pie chart Doughnut chart Pyramid chart Funnel chart

PowerPoint Library

Extract OLE object

PowerPoint Library now allows extracting embedded OLE objects from a PowerPoint presentation.

Extract OLE object from a PowerPoint presentation


Active Progress Bar

This feature allows user to indicate the active state of the progress.


Striped Progress Bar

Progress bar can be striped now and also animated.


Label placement

Progress bar labels can now be placed at the center and far ends of the track.

Label Placement

Progress segment

This feature allows users to segment the progress of a task.

Progress Segment


Inline Editing

The feature enables user to Edit an appointment’s title or create an appointment easily through a single click on the cells or on the existing appointment’s subject.

Inline Editing Support

Year View

Utilize a horizontal year view in Schedule that exposes the annual view of the calendar. This will help users who navigate between years and months frequently.

Inline Editing Support

Enhancement of Timeline Year View

The existing timeline year view now has added support to configure multiple resources and enable row auto-height for adding more appointments.

Inline Editing Support


Conditional formatting

This feature allows you to format a cell or range of cells based on the conditions applied.

Conditional formatting support.


Clear the content, formats, and hyperlinks applied to a cell or range of cells in a spreadsheet.


Quickly check the sum, average, and count for the selected cells or range in the sheet tab.

Aggregates support.


Column chooser

This feature allows users to hide or show the columns dynamically in a TreeGrid.

Column chooser

Expand and collapse support in exported Excel file

This feature provides an option for the user to expand or collapse the child rows in exported Excel file of a TreeGrid.

Expand and collapse support in exported excel file

Excel Library

Import HTML tables into Excel worksheet

Essential XlsIO supports importing HTML tables into Excel worksheets. The ImportHtmlTable method loads an HTML file with the following features:  

  • Imports HTML tables
  • Imports tables with formatting 

HTML to Excel

Export Excel data to JSON files

Essential XlsIO supports converting Excel data to JSON files by simply saving the workbook using the SaveAsJson method. This support includes the features to save,  

  • a workbook as a simple JSON file or a JSON file with XML schema
  • a workbook to JSON
  • a worksheet to JSON
  • a range to JSON
  • a stream with the above features

Excel to JSON

Export Excel notes to PDF

Essential XlsIO provides support to export Excel notes to a PDF document that will be displayed similar to the worksheet cells or at the end of the worksheet.

Excel to JSON

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