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What’s New in Syncfusion Blazor Components


What’s New in Syncfusion Blazor Components

Further enhance your cutting-edge Blazor apps with new features in 2020 Volume 2 like CSV data source support for the Pivot Table, form-field and track changes support in the Word Processor, and smart label support for pie and doughnut chart types.

What's New | Blazor Components | Syncfusion


Breaking Changes

Though we try hard to avoid breaking changes in the APIs, there are some inevitable situations that force us to do so. Here are the breaking changes you should be aware of when upgrading your Syncfusion Blazor application to Essential Studio version

The breaking changes primarily consist of changes in providing strongly typed support. The changes can be seen in below link


New Features

Compatibility support provided for .NET 5.0 preview 6.

Preview to production-ready components

The following components have been developed to meet industrial standards. They are now marked as production-ready components for Blazor:

  • Card
  • Progress Bar


Expand Accordion items

Configure expanded items through indices. This helps you expand specific accordion items while rendering through data binding and persist the expanded states.


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

Table of contents

Allows updating the table of contents in a Word document.

Update table of contents in Word document


Encrypt a Word document with a password and open an encrypted Word document with the valid password.

Encrypt and decrypt a Word document

SEQ fields

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

Update SEQ fields in Word document

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

Kanban (Preview)


Render the cards based on the priority value.

Customize dialog

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

Adaptive mode

Adapts component with optimal user interfaces to mobile and desktop devices.

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 words or areas to be obscured with the redact annotation. Redact PDF Document

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.

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.

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


Enhancement of virtual scrolling

The virtualization feature has been improved to help users load multiple resources with a template.

Schedule Virtual scrolling

Inline editing

This feature enables users to edit an appointment’s title or create an appointment easily with a single click on the cells or on the existing appointment’s subject.

Inline Editing Support

Year view

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

Year view

Enhancement of Timeline year view

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

Timeline year view


Two-way binding

Two-way binding support has been added to the active state of the Blazor Tab component.

Visual Studio Extensions

.NET 5.0 support

Extensions in Syncfusion Blazor Visual Studio include .NET 5.0 support for Blazor template studio, conversion, and migration.

Template Studio


The enhanced Syncfusion Blazor scaffolding provides command-line support that works with the database and renders Syncfusion components (DataGrid, TreeGrid, Charts, Scheduler, Diagram, Document Editor, Rich Textbox Editor, and PDF Viewer).


Visual Studio Code Extensions

.NET 5.0 Support

Extensions in Syncfusion Blazor Visual Studio Code include .NET 5.0 support for Blazor project template, conversion, and migration.


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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