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What’s New in Essential JS 2


What’s New in Essential JS 2

The ever-popular JavaScript suite is enhanced with a new Signature control, an adaptive view in the TreeGrid, and column grouping in the Charts control.


New control

The Signature control is a graphical user interface that helps users draw a signature or text digitally. It provides supports for background color, stroke color, and background image.

Syncfusion Javascript Signature control

Preview to production-ready component

The Breadcrumb component has been developed to meet industrial standards. It is now marked as a production-ready component for Essential JS 2.

Overflow modes

The following list explains the new overflow modes:

Menu: Shows the number of breadcrumb items that can be accommodated within the container space, and creates a submenu with the remaining items. Syncfusion Javascript Breadcrumb control with Menu overflow mode Wrap: Wraps the items on multiple lines when the Breadcrumb’s width exceeds the container space. Syncfusion Javascript Breadcrumb control with Wrap overflow mode Scroll: Shows an HTML scroll bar when the Breadcrumb’s width exceeds the container space. Syncfusion Javascript Breadcrumb control with Scroll overflow mode None: Shows all the items on a single line. Syncfusion Javascript Breadcrumb control with none overflow mode


Y-axis label rotation

This feature allows the user to rotate y-axis labels to a given angle.

Y axis label rotation

Grouping in column chart

This feature allows users to group data points in column, range column, and bar charts based on categories.

Grouped column

Right-to-left (RTL) charts

Right-to-left (RTL) direction can be set for all chart elements like legend, tooltip, data label, title, etc.

Rtl Chart

Reversed legend

This feature allows users to reverse the rendering order of the legend items in a chart.

Reversed Legend

Word Processor

Word 2013 justification

This feature improves the accuracy of text justification in the Word Processor component to match the justification alignment of Microsoft Word 2013 and newer versions.

Justification alignment like in Microsoft Word 2013 and newer versions.


LineString geometry type

The Maps control now supports rendering GeoJSON maps with the LineString geometry type. The LineString geometry type supports the rendering of lines, allowing for the creation of routes, navigation lines, and unique shapes in real time.

Maps control with LineString demo

Pivot Table

Grand total placement

This feature allows the summarized totals (grand totals) to be displayed at the first or last position in the Pivot Table’s row and column axes.

Grand total placement in JavaScript Pivot Table

Notification of UI actions

Using the action begin and complete events, one can now identify UI actions in the Pivot Table such as drill down and drill up, value sorting, grouping bar and field list UI actions, and CRUD operations. If the UI actions do not achieve the desired result, the action failure event is triggered. Overall, these events assist in communicating with the application on a regular basis based on user requirements.


Custom month view

This feature provides a flexible month view that starts from the beginning of the week the displayed date falls in. Users can set the number of weeks to be displayed in the current view.

Custom month view in Scheduler.

Time zone display name

This feature allows users to customize the display names of the time zones in the editor window based on locale.

Time zone localization.

Excel export customization

This feature allows users to customize the header names when the Scheduler is exported to Excel.

Minimum event duration

This feature allows users to set the minimum event duration to make the event subject easier to read.

Spanned events

This feature allows users to display spanned events (events longer than 24 hours) in the work cell area of the day, week, and workweek views.


Active tab in popup

This feature allows users to customize the order of active tabs in the header area or inside the popup in popup mode.


Adaptive view

The TreeGrid user interface has been redesigned to provide a better viewing experience and usability on small screens. The filter, pager, and edit dialogs will be rendered adaptively by this interface.

Adaptive View in TreeGrid.


Text wrap support

This feature allows the TreeView node text content to wrap onto the next line when it exceeds the width of the TreeView node.

text wrap for tree nodes

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