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What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.Forms

ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2019 VOLUME 1

What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.Forms

Volume 1 adds a new Accordion and Expander control, new Dark theme support, and reusable login screen UI templates.

Common

Dark theme support

You can apply a dark theme to Syncfusion controls using predefined dynamic resource keys.

Xamarin.Forms dark theme support.

Accordion (Preview)

New control

The Accordion control allows content to be organized in a vertically stacked list of items that is collapsible. Each item can also be expanded to reveal the content associated with that item.

Key features

  • Animation - Supports customization of animation duration and easing.
  • Different expand modes - Support to expand single or multiple items.
  • Customization - Supports to customize the header icon position, space between the items and more.

Xamarin.Forms Accordion

Cards (Preview)

New control

The new Cards control allows you to create a dismissible card, or a stack of cards where one card is visible at a time until you swipe to see the next card.

Key features

  • Swipe in the left or right direction to move the card smoothly to view the next card.
  • Swipe in the left or right direction to dismiss the card.
  • Customize the background, border width, corner radii, border color, and indicator.
  • Elevation support in iOS and Android platforms.

Xamarin.Forms Cards

Expander (Preview)

New control

The Expander is a layout control that can load any UI view in Header and Content which can be easily expanded or collapsed by tapping on the header and thus saving valuable screen space.

Xamarin.Forms Expander

UI Templates (Preview)

Login screen templates help you to easily reuse the code to add login screens to the Xamarin.Forms applications.

  • Login Page: A page with visual elements for a user to enter login credentials or log in using social media.

  • Sign Up Page: A page with visual elements for a user to enter details to create a new user account.

  • Forgot Password Page: A page with visual elements to request an email address from a user in order to send a password recovery link.

  • Reset Password Page: A page with visual elements for a user to set a new password and confirm it.

Xamarin.Forms UI Template reset password page.

Backdrop

Icon support

This feature allows users to customize the icons of the navigation header in revealed and closed states separately.

Xamarin.Forms Backdrop icon customization.

Calendar

RTL support

Calendar supports right to left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.

Xamarin.Forms RTL support.

Support to Customize trailing and leading days

The SfCalendar allows you hide the days of the next month and previous month in calendar to enhance the appearance.

Xamarin.Forms Trailing and Leading days

Charts

Fast scatter chart

The new, fast scatter series loads a high number of data points in Xamarin.Forms scatter charts and provides smooth interactions.

Dashes support in spline chart

The Xamarin.Forms spline chart can be customized with dashes.

Xamarin.Forms spline series StrokeDashArray support

Multiple trackball support

Add multiple trackballs to a single Xamarin.Forms chart and drag them independently to view the information of different data points at the same time.

Activate the trackball on touch move

Activate the trackball with a touch move instead of a long press in the Xamarin.Forms Charts control.

DataForm

Masked text editing support

Restrict input to certain types of characters, like text and numbers, by using a mask pattern.

Xamarin.Forms Masked text edit

RTL support

DataForm supports right to left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.

Xamarin.Forms RTL support

ScrollTo support

Programmatically scroll to a specific editor.

Xamarin.Forms ScrollTo Support

Support to collapse group items

Collapse all individual items in a DataForm group item.

Xamarin.Forms Collapse group item Support

Custom DataFormItems support

Generate your own DataForm items for the business model defined.

Two-way binding support

With the two-way data binding support when DataForm business object properties are updated, the value will be sync with underlying DataForm editors.

Custom layout editor

Supports loading of customized editor layout in the DataForm for business models.

DataGrid

Template support for table summary row

The data grid hosts any view(s) inside a table summary for an entire row or individual columns by loading a template.

Template selector support for left swipe and right swipe template

The DataTemplateSelector can be directly assigned to the left swipe and right swipe templates.

Aspect support for Image column

Users can set scaling modes for images in the image column type.

Event support to notify scroll state

An event support is being introduced to notify scrolling states such as dragging, fling, idle, and programmatic when performing scrolling operation in the datagrid.

Support to set scrolling position

Users can set a row or column position (start, end, center, or make row/column visible) on datagrid view when performing scrolling operation programmatically.

Word Library

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Word Library now preserves 2D and 3D charts in a Word document as images while converting Word documents to PDF.

Charts in Word-to-PDF conversion.

Chart-to-image conversion

The charts in a Word document can be converted to JPEG or PNG images using the .NET Standard library. All 2D and 3D charts can be converted along with their elements like chart titles, axis titles, data labels, and legends.

Chart-to-image conversion.

ListView

Auto on scroll support

This feature allows to load an item when users interact with the listview and reach to the end of list.

Xamarin.Forms Auto on scroll support

Dynamic height support

List view supports to automatically adjust the height at run time when the content of list view item is changed.

Xamarin.Forms Dynamic height support

Maps

Sublayer support for imagery layer

This feature supports adding a sublayer over a main imagery layer to draw shapes or routes on maps.

Xamarin.Forms Maps sublayer support.

PDF Library

ZUGFeRD

Create a ZUGFeRD PDF invoice document.

PDF ZUGFeRD invoice.

PDF/A-2b conformance

Create a PDF/A-2b conforming document.

PDF/A-2b conformance.

PDF/A-3b conformance

Create a PDF/A-3b conforming document.

PDF/A-3b conformance.

Get review details from the PDF annotations

Get comment and review details from the PDF annotations.

Annotation review details.

Import and export PDF annotations

Import and export PDF annotations as FDF and XFDF.

Import and export PDF annotations

PopupLayout

Full screen mode support

Users can show the popup control in full screen mode without specifying the height or width.

RTL support

PopupLayout control provides RTL support to change the flow of text to a right-to-left orientation.

right to left support in xamarin forms popup

PowerPoint Library

Presentation-to-PDF conversion

PowerPoint Library now allows converting PowerPoint presentations containing text, shapes, SmartArt diagrams, charts, tables, and more to PDFs while preserving their formatting.

Presentation-to-PDF conversion

Presentation-to-Image conversion

PowerPoint Library now allows converting PowerPoint slides containing text, shapes, SmartArt diagrams, charts, tables, and more to images while preserving their formatting. Slides can be converted to JPEG and PNG formats.

Presentation-to-Image conversion

PullToRefresh

Template support for pulling and refreshing views

Users can host any view(s) for pulling and refreshing operations. So, for any view such as busy indicator, progress bar can be loaded instead of default pulling and refreshing views in the PullToRefresh control.

pulling and refreshing template support in xamarin forms pulltorefresh

Text Input Layout

Font support

This feature allows users to customize the font family, font size, and font attributes for the hint, error, and helper text, as well as the counter label.

Xamarin.Forms Text Input Layout font customization.

Padding support

This feature allows users to customize the padding around the input view.

Xamarin.Forms Text Input Layout padding customization.

TreeMap

Tooltip support for TreeMap

Tooltip support has been provided for TreeMap to show information about the leaf item when the end user taps on it.

Xamarin.Forms TreeMap tooltip support.

Data label smart alignment support

This feature smartly aligns data labels within leaf item boundaries and avoids label overlap.

Xamarin.Forms TreeMap data label wrapping support.

TreeView

Tree view node animation

The tree view control provides animation support when expand or collapse the tree view node.

Xamarin.Forms Tree view node animation

Expander position support

Supports to change the expander icon position at the start or end in the tree view control.

Xamarin.Forms Tree view node animation

Check box

The tree view control provides support for adding check box to each tree node and allows users check/uncheck the corresponding node.

Xamarin.Forms Tree view node animation

Excel Library

Chart to image conversion

Excel charts can be converted into images in Xamarin applications. All 2D and 3D charts can be converted, along with their elements like chart titles, axis titles, data labels, and legends. The charts can be converted to JPEG and PNG.

Chart to image.

Excel to PDF enhancement

In Excel-to-PDF conversion, all the 2D and 3D charts are preserved in the PDF document.

Excel to PDF.

Conditional formatting enhancement

Formatting unique and duplicate values in Excel worksheets can be done simply using conditional formats.

Custom table styles

Excel tables can be customized in different formats to visualize data.

Excel 2019 compatibility

Support for Microsoft Excel 2019 file format version.

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