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What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.Android

ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2020 VOLUME 3

What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.Android

With Volume 3, you’ll be able to build up the features in your Xamarin.Andriod apps by exporting the Circular Gauge to an image, using Material-type animation in the Busy Indicator, and adding multilevel support for hierarchical collection data in the TreeMap control.

Busy Indicator

Material animation

Busy Indicator now adds material style animation.

Material animation type in Busy Indicator

Circular Gauge

Image export

Export the circular gauge to a file stream and various image formats.

Dragging events

Use the following events when the user drags the pointer:

  • ValueChangeStarted: Called when the user starts selecting a new value for the pointer by dragging.
  • ValueChanging: Called during a drag when the user is selecting but before there’s a new value for the pointer.
  • ValueChanged: Called when the user is selecting a new value for the pointer by dragging.
  • ValueChangeCompleted: Called when the user is done selecting a new value for the pointer by dragging.

Word Library

Paper source settings

Access and modify the paper source settings in a Word document with the FirstPageTray and OtherPagesTray APIs.

Shapes in RTF format

Preserve shapes in RTF-to-DOCX conversion and vice versa.

Shapes in RTF-to-DOCX conversion.

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Word-to-PDF conversion has been enhanced in Word Library:

  • Justify the text in a paragraph, like in Microsoft Word 2013.
  • Automatically detect font names from themes for East Asian text.
  • Draw double strikethrough and underline styles, like in Microsoft Word.

Image Editor

Hide the delete icon button

Hide or show the delete icon button in the Image Editor.

Color palette circle size

Customize the color palette circle size.

Zoom level

Zoom images programmatically.

Maps

Bring the selected marker to the top

Bring the selected map marker above all the other markers.

PDF Library

Pdf417Barcode

Render Pdf417Barcode in PDF pages and images.

Pdf417Barcode

Sign PDF documents externally using hash

Sign PDF documents externally using PDF document hash.

External digital signature.

Detect blank PDF pages

Find empty PDF pages in existing PDF documents.

Detect PDF conformance

Detect PDF conformance of existing PDF documents.

Annotation import and export

Import and export annotations in JSON format.

Picker

Picker closing event

Handles the closing of the picker in the dialog mode.

PowerPoint Library

PPTX-to-PDF enhancements

PPTX-to-PDF conversion in PowerPoint Library has been enhanced:

  • Automatically detect font names from themes for complex script and East Asian text.
  • Use an API to define a fallback font for any Unicode character range. This fallback font is used to render characters that do not have glyphs in the original font.

TreeMap

Multi-level support for hierarchical collection data

Users can display multiple-level tree map nodes when using a hierarchical data collection.

Multi-level support in Xamarin.Android.

Excel Library

Excel to PDF enhancements

Excel-to-PDF conversion has been enhanced:

  • Convert Excel charts with images and shapes to a PDF or image.
  • Convert data bars and color scales of conditional formats to PDF.
  • Convert Excel form controls to PDF AcroForm fields or flattened images.

Excel to PDF enhancements.

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