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What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.Forms

ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2020 VOLUME 1

What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.Forms

Our leading collection of Xamarin.Forms controls is even better with support for the DataGrid control in Xamarin WPF projects, trend line support in the Charts control, and image and auto-size support in the Rich Text Editor

Charts

Trendline

Trendlines support has been provided to the chart control. Trendlines are lines that are used to analyze or indicate the general course or tendency of trends in data graphically. It is built on the assumption based on current and past price trends.

Xamarin.Forms trendline support

Chip Group

DataTemplateSelector

DataTemplateSelector support has been provided.

Xamarin.Forms DataTemplateSelector support

Circular Gauge

Auto adjust center point and radius based on angle

This feature allow users to adjust the radius and center of a circular gauge automatically based on the angle value.

DataForm

Programmatic row and column span

This feature allows users to change the ColumnSpan and RowSpan of a data form item.

Xamarin.Forms row and column support

Padding support

Support to modify the left and right padding of the DataForm’s FloatingLabel layout.

DataGrid

Xamarin.Forms for WPF

WPF platform support has been provided for the DataGrid component.

xamarin forms wpf datagrid

Sort records in a group

This feature allows you to sort the records in a group either in the ascending or descending order.

Move a current cell

This feature allows you to move a current cell to a specific cell by providing the required row and column indexes.

Word Library

Word Library now allows replacing a field with its most recent result in the Word document by unlinking the field. When you unlink a field, its current result is converted to text or a graphic and can no longer be updated automatically.

Unlink a field in Word document

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Word Library now provides the following features in Word-to-PDF conversions:

  • Adjust table cell size automatically based on its content during PDF conversion.
  • Keep-with-next functionality for paragraphs inside the content control.
  • Position floating items (images, shapes) with horizontal origins relative to characters.
  • Improvements in converting a Word document into a 508-compliant accessible PDF (tagged PDF) document.

Image Editor

File name support for saving images

Save an edited image with a specified name.

Linear Gauge

Customize the scale labels format

This feature allows the user to customize the scale labels format.

Label format on linear gauge

Maps

Auto-zoom based on map geo-bounds or distance

This feature allows users to set the initial zoom level automatically based on map geo-bounds (northeast, southwest) or distance (KM/miles) from the geo-point center value.

Radius with center point.

Alignment support for custom markers

This feature allows users to set the custom marker alignment.

Reset the previously selected marker

This feature allows users to reset the previously selected marker using the MarkerSelected event.

Calculate the map tile layer bounds

This feature allows users to get the actual bounds of a map’s tile layer.

PDF Library

Substitute font in form fields

Substitute fonts in form fields in existing PDF documents to preserve text properly.

Find extended features in documents

Find out if an existing PDF document has extended features.

Disable shadow effect

This feature allows you to disable the shadow effect around a popup.

Adjust the popup position

The popup control automatically adjusts the position of a popup when the keyboard comes to view.

PowerPoint Library

Headers and footers

PowerPoint Library now allows creating and editing headers and footers in PowerPoint slides.

Headers and Footers in PowerPoint Slides

Schedule

Current time indicator

Support to show the current time in day, timeline, week, and work week views.

Xamarin.Forms current time indicator support

Maintaining scroll position

This feature allows users to maintain the scroll position on view swiping in all the timeslot views.

RRULE for the last week of a month

Support to set the last week of a month for monthly recurring appointments.

Xamarin.Forms rrule support

Busy Indicator

Cupertino animation type

The Cupertino animation type has been included in the Busy Indicator control.

Cupertino animation type in Busy Indicator

Chat (Preview)

Styling and theme

This feature allows you to customize the appearance of the chat control elements. Built-in themes (light and dark) support has also been provided.

xamarin forms chat control

Date Picker

The Date Picker control has been moved from its preview to complete status.

Looping

This feature in the Date Picker control allows looping values with continuous scrolling.

Looping support in Date Picker

This feature allows users to have a custom view in the header and footer areas of the Date Picker control.

Header view and footer view support in Date Picker

Rich Text Editor

Image support

This feature allows users to insert an image from a photo gallery, embedded resource, or stream into the Rich Text Editor.

Font support in RichTextEditor

Font support

This feature allows users to add their own fonts from a stream or embedded resource to be used inside the Rich Text Editor.

Font support in RichTextEditor

Autosize support

The Rich Text Editor’s height will automatically adjust to fit the content inside the editable area.

Autosize support in RichTextEditor

Tabbed View

Font icon support

This feature allows users to provide a custom font icon to change the image source of tab items in the Tabbed View control. Font Icon in Tabbed View

Time Picker

The Time Picker control has been moved from its preview to complete status.

Looping

This feature in the Time Picker control allows looping values with continuous scrolling.

Looping support in Time Picker

This feature allows users to have a custom view in the header and footer areas of the Time Picker control.

Header view and footer view support in Time Picker

Excel Library

Pivot table enhancements

Format and convert pivot table cells with background color, foreground color, borders, fonts, etc. Also create, edit, and convert the following pivot table layouts.

  • Tabular layout Pivot table - tabular layout.

  • Outline layout Pivot table - outline layout.

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