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ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2017 VOLUME 4

What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP

Windows developers add to their toolboxes with a new image editor, a new Smith chart, and right-to left support for rich text box in Essential Studio for UWP.

Image Editor

New control

The image editor control lets users annotate images with freehand drawing, text, and shapes. It is also possible to perform simple image manipulation operations like cropping, flipping, and rotation.

Key Features

  • Image cropping.
  • Image annotation with text, arrows, and shapes.
  • Image rotation and flipping.
  • Image zooming and panning.
  • An interactive toolbar for customization.

Smith Chart

New control

Smith chart is one of the most useful data visualization tools for high frequency circuit applications.

Key Features

  • Visualization of the impedance and admittance of a transmission line.
  • Representation of data with line series and various types of markers.
  • Data label support for better readability.
  • Interactive tooltip support.
  • Interactive legend.
  • Customizable colors.

Calculate

Array formula calculation

Support has been provided for array formula calculation as in Excel. An array formula is a formula that can perform multiple calculations with an array or series of data values and return one or more results. It helps to simplify the formula expression. For example, “=MAX (B1-C1, B2-C2, B3-C3, B4-C4, B5-C5)” can be replaced by the array formula, “{=MAX (B1:B5-C1:C5)}”.

Chart

Multi-level axis labels

Multi-level axis label support has been provided for the chart control.

Data Grid

Built-in row drag and drop

Support has been added for dragging and dropping rows in a data grid or between two data grids. This feature also allows rows to be dragged and dropped to and from any other control.

Grid column enhancements

  • Provided support to automatically generate columns for the details view grid when items source changed at runtime.
  • Provided read-only support for the data grid where users can enter edit mode but can’t input text.
  • Provided support to load different ItemsSource for combo box based on underlying data object.

Diagram

Quick Commands

Support has been provided for customizing the appearance and position of quick commands.

Dock Port

A dock port is a place holder that allows you to create connections at any point on it.

Auto-align

Support has been provided to align nodes or annotations automatically if they overlap.

Essential DocIO

Clone and merge enhancements

An option has been added to restart or continue list numbering when merging Word documents.

Numeric Up-Down

Customization

Numeric up-down now supports custom view, images, and a font icon with increment and decrement buttons.

Pivot Client

Layout for mobile view

The pivot client control appearance is now customized in such a way that it can be comfortably viewed and operated in mobile devices.

Pivot Grid

Excel-like filtering (Relational DB)

The pivot grid control supports sorting along with filtering values by label and value. This is available only for relational data sources.

Top summary layout (Relational DB)

The pivot grid control can now display summary data in rows or columns at the beginning of the value cells.

Dynamically change the properties of a calculation item (Relational DB)

The pivot computation information dialog allows you to change or edit value formats, summary types, calculation types, and field headers of a calculation item at run time.

Calendar

Vertical Swiping

Calendar provides vertical swiping support to navigate through a calendar’s months.

Agenda View

Calendar supports an agenda view, in which appointments will appear on the bottom of the calendar month view.

Gantt

Toolbar

The toolbar contains options for editing, expanding, collapsing, indenting, outdenting, and deleting selected tasks. It also contains options for adding new tasks.

Strip lines

Important days or events in a project can be highlighted using strip lines.

Exclude weekends

Support has been added to exclude weekends from task duration.

Rich Text Box

Right-to-left support

The rich text box control allows the user to view and edit right-to-left content such as text, paragraphs, lists, and tables.

Drag-and-drop support

The rich text box control allows the user to drag and drop content within the control.

Spreadsheet

Array formula calculation

Support has been provided for array formula calculation as in Excel. An array formula is a formula that can perform multiple calculations with an array or series of data values and return one or more results. It helps to simplify the formula expression. For example, “=MAX (B1-C1, B2-C2, B3-C3, B4-C4, B5-C5)” can now be replaced by the array formula, “{=MAX (B1:B5-C1:C5)}”.

Tree Grid

Support has been added for freeze columns (non-scrolling columns) on the right, like in Excel.

Stacked header

Support has been added for stacked header rows, which are unbound header rows that can span multiple rows and columns to group one or more header cells.

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