Syncfusion Beefs Up Essentials Studio with Visual Studio 2017 Support

Syncfusion Essential Studio 2017 adds bevy of new controls for charts, text, and provides more responsive menus. Bonus: It's all now .NET Standard-compliant.

Syncfusion added a bevy of new controls for charts, text, and provides more responsive menus to its Syncfusion Essential Studio 2017 Volume 1. The bonus is that it's now all .NET Standard-compliant, as it was released a few weeks ago to coincide with Microsoft's release of Visual Studio 2017.

The company highlights quite a few of the controls in its press release, but here's a highlight list of those highlights:

  • Sunburst chart controls: shows hierarchical data in a circular chart, and it supports use in ASP.NET and JavaScript platforms; sunburst chart also can be drilled down when used in WPF and UWP apps.
  • Data grid: WPF version has improved performance; version for Xamarin.Forms allows data editing and column resizing.
  • Box and whisker: New chart series supports use in JavaScript, WPF, UWP, and all ASP.NET platforms.
  • Bar code: Can now render UPC-A bar codes when used in JavaScript, UWP, and WPF apps.
  • Diagram: Supports defining hyperlinks for nodes and connectors; supports text overflow for labels (can be clipped or ellipses); diagrams can be exported as stretch images; support for generating UML activity shapes.
  • Menu: Menu control is now responsive when used in desktop or mobile app, with desktop menus overflowing into a popup. flow into a pop up in desktop mode.

Changes and additions to all the controls is in this "What's New" page on the company's site.

Syncfusion Essential Studio 2017 Volume 1 is $1,995 for the Enterprise Edition that contains about 800 controls, with pricing for platform-specific controls as well as unlimited flat-fee licensing available by contacting Syncfusion.

About the Author

Michael Domingo is a long-time software publishing veteran, having started up and managed several developer publications for the Clipper compiler, Microsoft Access, and Visual Basic. He's also managed IT pubs for 1105 Media, including Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and Virtualization Review before landing his current gig as Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief. Besides his publishing life, he's a professional photographer, whose work can be found by Googling domingophoto.

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