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What's New in Essential Studio for WinUI Controls

ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2021 VOLUME 3

What's New in Essential Studio for WinUI Controls

This release sees new ComboBox and Segmented controls, new date-time and numeric columns in DataGrid and TreeGrid, and multiple calendar types—Gregorian, Korean, Hebrew, and more—in the Scheduler.

Common

Production-ready controls

The following controls are production-ready for desktop applications:

  • DatePicker
  • TimePicker
  • NumberBox
  • Slider
  • Range Slider

ComboBox (New)

The WinUI ComboBox control (DropDown List) is a text box component that allows users to type a value or choose an option from a list of predefined options. It has several out-of-the-box features, such as data binding, multiselection, filtering, UI customization, and custom templates.

Syncfusion WinUI multiselect dropdown ComboBox control.

Editable mode

Editable and non-editable text boxes to select items from the given data source.

Filtering

The ComboBox filters items based on the entered text and auto fills with the first suggestion.

Single and multiple selection

ComboBox control allows single and multiple selection. The required selection can easily be specified using the SelectionMode property.

Watermark

Display placeholder text inside the control until the user inputs text.

Style

Dropdown list items can be customized with an image or custom control using templates.

Localization

Localize the static text to any supported language.

Segmented Control (New)

The Segmented control provides a simple way to choose from a linear set of two or more segments, each of which functions as a mutually exclusive option.

Default appearance in WinUI Segmented control.

Key features

  • Customize the segment background, text color, selection style, and more using the built-in features to fit your application’s theme.

  • Populate the segment items from a collection of strings and business objects.

  • Completely customize the segments with custom UI.

Calendar (Preview)

Change first day of the week based on culture

Change the first day of the week in a calendar automatically based on the current culture.

DataGrid (Preview)

Time Column

Show the time column and select a time using the TimePicker editor control.

Time Column in WinUI DataGrid

Numeric Column

Show the numeric column and edit the values using the NumberBox editor control.

Numeric Column in WinUI DataGrid

Input controls

Header and description

Now, the following input controls support headers and descriptions:

  • NumberBox
  • DatePicker
  • TimePicker
  • CalendarDatePicker

NumberBox

Culture

Modify the culture of a specific NumberBox.

Context menu

Use the context menu to perform clipboard and selection operations. Also, replace it with a custom context menu.

Restrict maximum number of decimal digits

NumberBox will not allow users to enter more decimal digits than the specified format.

Input scope

NumberBox will show a numeric keypad by default in the tablet mode. It can also be changed to other types of keypads.

Hide text box

Hide the text box in the NumberBox control and attach the repeat button to another control.

Scheduler (Preview)

Calendar types

Set different calendar types such as Gregorian, Korean, or Hebrew.

Calender types in WinUI Scheduler.

Allowed views

Scheduler view types are listed in the scheduler header to quickly navigate among them.

Allowed scheduler view types in WinUI Scheduler header.

Date navigation using date picker

Navigate dates using a built-in date picker available in the scheduler header.

Show date picker in WinUI Scheduler header.

Resource view auto and minimum heights

Adjust the height of the resource view in timeline views based on the appointments and set the minimum height for the resource view in timeline views.

Row auto height in WinUI Scheduler timeline views.

Reminder event

The ReminderAlertOpening event is used to remind users of Scheduler events or appointments at a set time.

TreeGrid (Preview)

Date Column

Show the date column and select a date using the CalendarDatePicker editor control.

Date Column in WinUI TreeGrid

Time Column

Show the time column and select a time using the TimePicker editor control.

Time Column in WinUI TreeGrid

Numeric Column

Show the numeric column and edit the values using the NumberBox editor control.

Numeric Column in WinUI TreeGrid

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