The 2021 Volume 1 release brings Fluent light and dark themes, reveal animation, and high-visibility focus visuals for keyboard navigation to the WPF control suite, plus PDF invoices with ZUGFeRD 2.1 compliance.
Previously, the toolbox was supported only via NuGet. Now, support is provided for the toolbox via installer.
The following controls have been developed to meet industry standards and are now marked as production-ready for WPF:
New fluent light and dark themes have been implemented for both framework and Syncfusion controls.
Skin Manager has a SizeMode API to change the default control sizing to add more space around the inner elements, to make them easier to tap.
Skin Manager now supports high-visibility visual feedback when navigating with the keyboard. High-visibility keyboard feedback is enabled by default in fluent theme and you can enable it for other themes, also.
Now, Skin Manager has scroll bar mode support to enable a Windows 10-like compact scrollbar in 13 themes supported in Theme Studio. Compact scroll bar mode is enabled by default in fluent theme and you can enable it for other themes, also. Compact scroll bar mode shows a thin layer of thumb until users hover over the scroll bar area.
You can now increase or decrease values using the spin button in all numeric input controls (IntegerTextBox, DoubleTextBox, PercentageTextBox, and CurrencyTextBox).
SubItems will be displayed in the popup when the drawer menu is collapsed in compact and extended display modes.
Navigation between menu items in the Navigation Drawer can be done using the tab and arrow keys in the keyboard.
Nodes can be expanded or collapsed on loading or at run time by binding the property to ViewModel.
Users can cancel editing by pressing the “Esc” key. This reverses the currently edited value and returns it to its original value.
Users can edit nodes by tapping or double-tapping them.
This feature allows users to add the framework and Syncfusion combo box and autocomplete input views, such as ComboBox, ComboBoxAdv, and SfTextBoxExt, to the Text Input Layout control.
Property grid now loads faster using UI virtualization and container recycling.
Preserve the text box shape with top and bottom wrapping style while viewing a Word document in RichTextBox.
This feature renders the file link annotations in PDF files and allows file navigation through the event.
Users can erase the unwanted parts of free hand drawings (ink annotations).
Any kind of custom control, such as combo box, text box, radio button, check box, etc. can be displayed in the Ribbon bar and QAT.
The default appearance of the tooltip has been improved for better UI, including the tooltip arrowhead and animation.
Removes a style from the Word document.
Preserves custom shapes in DOCX to PDF conversion.
Create ZUGFeRD 2.1 compliant PDF invoices.
Digitally sign PDF documents with a deferred signing method. Now, PDF documents in the server can be signed with a client signature.
Digitally sign PDF documents with the advanced ECDSA algorithm.
Embeds the binary files as an OLE object in PowerPoint documents.
Displays the embedded OLE object as an icon or content in PowerPoint documents.
This feature allows users to set the duration for pointer animation.
Uses a secondary progress indicator when the primary task depends on the secondary task. This will allow users to visualize both primary and secondary tasks’ progress simultaneously.
Apply a professional look to the diagrams with themes and variants from the Design tab. A theme in SfDiagram is a set of colors and effects that can be applied to a drawing with a single click.
Zoom in or out of the diagram from the Overview control by moving the slider or clicking zoom in or out buttons.
This feature allows users to crop an image in a circle or ellipse shape.
This feature allows users to access the Smith Chart’s center, radius, and area boundary values.
Fluent, Material, Office2019 themes support are provided for the Spreadsheet control.
The Spreadsheet Ribbon displays information about each command using a tooltip.
Tab autoscrolling makes it easy to rearrange a tab from one place to another when there are several tab items.
This feature allows users to set the duration for tooltip animation.
The Syncfusion Item Template provides an easy-to-use wizard to add the Chromeless Window and Ribbon Window in WPF applications. Syncfusion WPF window provides an option to customize the window title bar quickly. It also comes with various built-in themes to present an appealing user interface.