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What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.iOS


What's New in Essential Studio for Xamarin.iOS

Add new features to your Xamarin.iOS apps with a new waterfall chart, custom stamp annotations in PDF Viewer, and timeline view support in Scheduler.


Waterfall chart

The new waterfall series in Xamarin.iOS Charts allows users to visualize a sequence of positive and negative values.

Xamarin.iOS waterfall series support

Customize individual axis element appearance

This feature allows users to customize the appearance of individual axis elements in Xamarin.iOS Charts.

Xamarin.iOS axis elements customization support


Right-to-left support

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

Unbound row support

Add additional rows at the top and bottom of the DataGrid that are not bound with data objects from the underlying data source.

unbound row support in xamarin ios datagrid

Word Library

Mail merge enhancements

Word library now provides the following features in mail merge:

  • Event to customize clearing unmerged fields during mail merge.
  • Event to customize removing unmerged groups during mail merge.
  • Option to access the new instance (WPicture or WTextRange) replaced during mail merge.
  • Execute mail merge using ADO.NET objects.

Group shape in DOCX and DOCX-to-PDF conversion

Word library now allows creating group shapes in Word documents (DOCX) and preserving them in DOCX-to-PDF conversion.

Group shape in Word-to-PDF conversion

RTL text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion

Right-to-left (RTL) text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion has been improved.

Right-to-left text in Word-to-PDF conversion


Polyline and point shape support

Users can render polylines and point shapes to show river views and road views on maps.

Xamarin.iOS Maps polyline and point support.

Marker alignment support

Align map markers to vertical and horizontal positions such as start, center, and end.

PDF Library

Add comments and reviews to the PDF annotation

Set or change PDF annotation review statuses and make comments.

PDF reviews and comments.

PDF 2.0 version support

Create a 2.0 version of PDF.

PDF version 2.0.

PowerPoint Library

Write protection

PowerPoint library now allows enabling write protection for PowerPoint presentations.

Write protection for PowerPoint presentations

PDF Viewer

Accessibility support

This feature allows visually impaired users to efficiently interact with the PDF Viewer control.

Custom stamp annotation

Custom stamp annotation allows users to include any form of Xamarin.iOS UI widget like UIButton, UITextField, UITextView, and UIImageView anywhere in the pages of the PDF Viewer. You can perform operations like add, move, resize, and delete on custom stamp annotations. Also, you can save and load the existing custom stamp annotations associated with the PDF document in the PDF Viewer control.

Custom stamp annotation.

Search enhancements

The PDF Viewer control helps users find specific text within a PDF file more quickly. Now, users can find the total number of occurrences of the searched text and its current instance, too.

Search enhancements.


Drill-down support

This feature provides a drill-down option to visualize large sets of data in a minimal data view.

Xamarin.iOS TreeMap drill-down support.

Excel Library

Excel chart enhancements

Certain Excel charts support drop lines to help viewers determine a data point’s value on the horizontal axis.

Drop lines

Trace precedents and dependents enhancements

Cells with formulas referring to other cells can be retrieved by the GetDirectPrecedents() and GetDirectDependents() methods.

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