Essential Studio for ASP.NET Core Release Notes (Beta)

v16.3.0.17
September 11, 2018
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Chart

Bug fixes

  • #205762 - Now, chart will render properly, after binding to dataSource with null value.
  • #207489 - axisLabelClick is now triggering when labelIntersectAction is rotate45.
  • #210910 - Now, chart will render properly, after binding values to primaryYAxis through set model.
  • #212513 - Passing y values as string to dataSource is now working properly.

Diagram

Features

  • #209242 - Gradient support for node border color is added.
  • #211102 - Support to avoid segment overlapping when executing the automatic tree layout with multiple parents is added.

DocIO

Features

  • #205783, #F138587 - Added Rotation property in WPicture class.
  • #209664 - Added the preservation support for signature line element in DOCX to DOCX conversion.
  • #112831, #144687, #166519, #209732 - Added support to update SectionPages field in Word to PDF conversion.

Bug Fixes

  • #209648 - Tab characters are preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #204167, #209881 - InvalidOperationException will be no longer thrown while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #204167, #209881 - IndexOutOfRangeException will be no longer thrown while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #208660, #206994, #204167 - ArgumentOutOfRangeException will be no longer thrown while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #208268 - Paragraph spacing is now preserved properly when replacing content in table cell for Word document.
  • #F138091 - Table header is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #207657 - Word document will be no longer corrupted when inserting image in Word document.
  • #208020 - paragraph spacing is preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #208046 - Multi column is now preserved properly in Word Perfect Office Viewer while resaving Word document as RTF.
  • #207861 - Word document will be no longer corrupted in Microsoft Word 2007 application while resaving Word document.
  • #207772 - Image position is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #207653 - Text shading is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #207619, #205309 - Table is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #204167, #209881 - Performance has been improved while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #204167, #209881 - StackOverflowException will be no longer thrown while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #205919 - Image size is now preserved properly while converting Word document as RTF.
  • #206868 - Bookmark hyperlink is now navigated properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #206703, #203618 - Word document will be no longer hangs while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #206993, #203639 - NullReferenceException will be no longer thrown while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #206485 - Table splitting issue has been resolved while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #206496, #205904 - Content control content is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #206202, #205099, #208898, #213761 - List number is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #205329, #209408, #203051 - Word document will be no longer hangs while updating document fields in Word document.
  • #205631, #205309 - Text wrapping issue has been resolved while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #205633 - NullReferenceException will be no longer thrown while parsing Word document.
  • #205309 - Table cell text preservation issue has been resolved while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #205309 - Table position issue has been resolved while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #205250 - InvalidOperationException will be no longer thrown while parsing RTF format document.
  • #205188 - StackOverflowException will be no longer thrown while updating document fields in Word document.
  • #202856 - TOC preservation issue has been resolved while converting Word document as HTML.
  • #204774 - NullReferenceException will be no longer thrown while deleting bookmark content in Word document.
  • #204774 - Bookmark content is now deleted properly in Word document.
  • #204542 - TextBox is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #204342 - Paragraph spacing is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #202253 - OutOfMemoryException will be no longer thrown while parsing Word document.
  • #180963, #193566 - Font preservation issue has been resolved while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #208059 - MAX field is now properly skipped from updating error result while updating fields in Word document.
  • #209408 - If field result is now properly updated while updating document fields in Word document.
  • #208463 - Paragraph tags are properly created while converting Word document as PDF with accessibility.
  • #211412, #212690 - OutOfMemoryException will be no longer thrown while performing Find & Replace functionality for Word document.
  • #210863, #211412 - ArgumentOutOfRangeException will be no longer thrown while calling the FindAll() API for Word document.
  • #208450 - Table border is now preserved properly while converting RTF document as PDF.
  • #205945 - Word document will be no longer hangs while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #211046 - The nested AutoNum field is now properly skipped while updating its container field.
  • #208117 - Hanging issue has been resolved while updating fields in Word document.
  • #211709 - Style attribute is now preserved properly while converting Word document as HTML.
  • #210867 - List number is now restarted properly on importing contents with ImportOptions as ListRestartNumbering and saving the resultant document as DOC format.
  • #209964 - List style is now preserved properly for the first paragraph inserted to a bookmark using Bookmark Navigator.
  • #204947 - Text wrapping issue has been resolved while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #206374 - Content control content is now preserved properly while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #207193 - The first dot(.) character of a paragraph within a table containing decimal tab stop position is now automatically justified like tab (\t) character while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #208463, #213468 - No more extra white spaces are added between the text while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #207687 - Reduced the generated PDF file size by skipping embedding fonts for non-Unicode text while performing Word to PDF conversion.
  • #211192 - External Workbook relation for chart is now preserved properly while resaving DOCX document.
  • #210694 - System.ArgumentNullException will be no longer thrown while converting Word document as PDF.
  • #209466 - InvalidDataException will be no longer thrown while parsing Word document.
  • #207009 - Text format is now preserved properly while performing Mail merge for Word document.
  • #210694 - DOCVARIABLE field name is now preserved properly while creating a field using AppendField() API.
  • #202856 - Tab and underline is now preserved properly in TOC while converting Word document as HTML.

FileExplorer

Features

  • #F138123 - Support to download multiple files in zipped format.

Bug Fixes

  • #F138123 - In file explorer, issue with uploading the same file has been fixed.

Gantt

Features

  • #154668, #188887 - The Gantt control now supports histogram view for resource allocation. User can track the resource allocation in the project using the resource histogram view.
  • #169548, #194187, #197377 - Now it is possible to display the unscheduled tasks in Gantt.
  • #208948, #F138124 - Now it is possible to highlight the working time range and non-working time range in Gantt.
  • #206384 - In Gantt dialog, the resource tab and predecessor tab UI design has been optimized to improve user experience.
  • #205709 - Now it is possible to update the date value of the task which has task dependencies, using updateRecordByTaskId method.

Bug Fixes

  • #208330 - Now it is possible to use EJ2 context menu and EJ1 Gantt components in the same page without any issues.
  • #213487 - Issue in updating custom column values with updateRecordByTaskId method has been fixed.
  • #213037 - Alignment issue with Gantt timeline header has been fixed.
  • #208134 - Issue with custom fields in edit dialog of resource view in Gantt has been fixed.
  • #F138054 - Now it is possible to update the header format of the hour timescale dynamically without any issues.
  • #207114 - Issue in custom dropdown control in Gantt edit dialog with dropdown data as integer value has been fixed.
  • #206486, #F137757 - Issue in exporting parent task with a milestone as child item has been fixed.
  • #212778 - Issue in PDF export with task dependencies and milestones enabled has been fixed.
  • Issue in displaying tasks with duration value as 0 in resource view Gantt has been fixed.

Kanban

Features

  • #189927, #177568, #203750, #207002, #F129307, #F134895 - Provided support to change the swimlane header’s row text based on swimlaneKey value mapping in swimlane headers . Also, provided support for show/hide empty swimlane in the Kanban board.

ListBox

Bug fixes

  • #F138083 - Resolved the page scrolling issue which occurs on adding new items to listbox using addItem public method.

Maps

Features

  • Support has been provided to customize the data labels using properties.

PDF

Features

  • #203690 - Support for adding Long Term Validation (LTV) with digital signature and timestamp.
  • #209230 - Support for resizing the text box value based on its size.
  • #209578 - Support for retrieving the custom metadata (columns) from PDF annotation.
  • #205794 - Support for adding measurement annotations in the PDF document.
  • #113882, #114486, #124312, #124927, #133647, #136283, #163372, #174924, #166856, #199371, #210727 - Support for drawing complex script language text in the PDF document.
  • #203836 - Support for accessing PDF document hash to digitally sign the PDF document.
  • #212579 - Support for time stamping the existing PDF document.
  • #206510 - Support for getting annotation properties from the appearance content stream.
  • #203836 - Support for changing the signature appearance based on the signature validation.

Bug Fixes

  • #209067 - XML files are now importing properly as form fields.
  • #209067 - Drop-down form fields are now exporting properly as XML files.
  • #209809 - Unable to decrypt document without ID exception will no longer occur when decrypting the PDF documents.
  • #209809 - Catalog is not present exception will no longer occur when loading the PDF documents.
  • #209809, #207003 - Password is incorrect exception will no longer occur when loading the PDF documents.
  • #205727, #199398 - URI value from PdfLoadedUriAnnotation is now retrieving properly from the PDF document.
  • #205636 - “Index out of range exception” will no longer occur when loading the PDF documents.
  • #206504 - Imported document size is not increased if the source document contains hyperlinks.
  • #204160 - Content is now preserving properly when adding large text to a PdfGrid cell in landscape page.
  • #206944 - PDF signature appearance is updating properly when using appearance graphics.
  • #209484 - “Null reference exception” will no longer occur when accessing layer of the PDF document.
  • #204266 - Incorrect layer behavior and syntax issues in Preflight when creating layers in the PDF document are now fixed.
  • #207003 - “Index and length must refer to a location within the string” exception will no longer occur when loading the PDF documents.
  • #206043 - The blank page will no longer be created when rotating the PDF documents.
  • #205034 - Preservation issues will no longer occur when adding layers with overlay to PDF documents.
  • #208125 - “Argument Out Of Range exception” will no longer occur when importing pages from the PDF documents.
  • #206826 - All the form fields are now preserving properly when merging the PDF documents.
  • #206864,209809 - Hanging issues will no longer occur when importing pages form the PDF documents.
  • #208472 - PDF document corruption issue will no longer occur when merging the PDF documents.
  • #209467 - “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” exception will no longer occur when loading the PDF document.
  • #206344 - Text box fields are now preserving properly when flattening the PDF document.
  • #207010,206810 - Null reference exception will no longer occur when appending the PDF documents.
  • #204640 - “Can’t convert to rectangle” exception will no longer occur when flattening the PDF documents.
  • #210703 - Null value returns from the LinePoints property will no longer occur in PdfLine Annotation.
  • #210779 - Null reference exception will no longer occur when filling the form fields in the PDF document.
  • #210590 - Custom metadata set property are now properly working in the PDF document.
  • #211089 - Appearance are now preserved properly for selected item in the PdfLoadedComboBoxField.
  • #204693 - The orientation value set in the image properties is now detected and rendered properly when drawn to the PDF page.

PivotGrid

Features

  • #194095 - Sorting support has been provided to order the members inside Member Editor.

Presentation

Features

  • #205041 - Added support to directly access the columns of a PowerPoint table.
  • Added support for creating and editing slide transitions in PowerPoint presentation.

Breaking Changes

  • Setter has been added to Text property of ITextBody interface.
  • The property Style has been added to the IPresentationChart interface.

Bug Fixes

  • #209550 - ObjectReferenceException will no longer be thrown while loading a PowerPoint document created with XMLPowerTools.
  • #211236 - Individual shape bounds within the group shapes are now updated to the properties while loading a PowerPoint document.
  • #205502 - Application will no longer hang while re-saving the PowerPoint presentation.
  • AccessViolationException will no longer be thrown while re-saving a PowerPoint document with same file name.
  • StringFormatException will no longer be thrown while creating animations in Afrikaans culture.

RangeNavigator

Features

  • Support has been provided to hide the intersecting labels.
  • Support has been provided to include or exclude the first day of the next month in the selected data.

ReportDesigner Preview

The report designer component for ASP.NET core platform allows users to create and edit RDL standard reports.

Features

  • Data sources: Supports a wide range of data sources to explore data using connections to major data providers such as Microsoft SQL server, Oracle, OLEDB, and ODBC.

  • Report items: Provides clear data visualization using report items such as built-in parameters, including charts, grids, pivot grids, subreports, textboxes, images, lines, and rectangles.

  • Report parameter: Connects related reports and filters data in queries.

  • Image manager: Supports managing embedded images in the report.

  • Property panel: Allows users to view and modify configurations of selected report item.

  • Expression: Built-in expression editor to create expressions with RDL standard to specify or calculate values for parameters, queries, filters, report item properties, groups, sorts, images, and dynamic page header and footer content.

ReportViewer

Features

  • #200518 - Provided support to load reports with modified report definition.
  • #209470 – Provided support to use custom code with external assemblies in ReportViewer.
  • #207364 - Provided support to render and export reports with external datasource.
  • #210391, 210055 - Provided complete can grow support using drawing libraries for ASP.Net Core.
  • #203061 - Provided ParameterHelper to create custom parameter in user application.

Bug Fixes

  • #138473 - The header report item overlapping to body content in print preview has been resolved.
  • #210506, 210688 - Now, multiple nested grouping toggle exports properly to Excel when initial toggle state of a parent group is hidden.
  • #198150 - Now, child parameter values are updated properly when multi-valued parent parameter is changed.
  • #210648 - Incorrect resource text of reportviewer toolbar elements has been replaced with correct contents for Pt-BR culture.
  • #206918 - Rendering problem in PDF export when data region report item is used inside a rectangle has been resolved.
  • #209336 - Now, interactive sorting icon renders properly with tablix header when text alignment is right.

TreeGrid

Features

  • #206811, #212562 - Now it is possible to search records along with its parent record.
  • #188259, #195994 - Batch edit and batch save support has been implemented in TreeGrid.

Bug Fixes

  • #205681 - Issue in updating data source with total summary rows has been fixed.
  • #211707 - Issue with column resizing action in Firefox browser has been fixed.

TreeView

Features

  • #203297 - Provided an option to prevent parent node from expanding while adding a node in the tree view control.

XlsIO

Features

  • #173702 - Provided support for hyperlinks in data import.
  • #52130, #56162, #135871, #166296, #178721, #180457, #180462, #197799, #198853 - Provided support to calculate external reference formula.
  • #180349 - Provided support for pivot table field sorting with direction.
  • Provided support for custom qualifier and record delimiter for CSV files.
  • #135243, #117497, #131343 - Provided support for worksheet to HTML conversion from .NETStandard 1.4.
  • #135243, #129497, #206936, #208400 - Provided support for worksheet to image conversion from .NETStandard 1.4.

Breaking changes

  • Calculate method is added in IWorksheet class to support worksheet formulas calculation.
  • #180349 - AutoSort method is added in IPivotField class.
  • CsvQualifier and CsvRecordDelimiter properties are added in IApplication interface.
  • RemoveAt() is added in WorksheetNamesCollection class to remove worksheet name at particular index.
  • #135243, #129497, #206936, #208400 - Added ExportImageOptions class with ExportImageFormat enumeration, Scaling mode and default constructor, and ConvertToImage method in IXlsIORenderer class.

Bug fixes

  • #209729 - Null reference exception thrown while adding marker variable with copy style argument is resolved.
  • #209443 - Null reference exception thrown while copying empty worksheet range is resolved.
  • #209443 - Shape is not copied properly to another range while clearing range is fixed.
  • #208554 - Application exception ambiguity conflict between Microsoft Common Object Runtime Library. and Syncfusion.Compression NuGet package is resolved.
  • #207203 – Random exceptions on accessing the RTFText property multiple times is resolved.
  • #208141 - Exception thrown while converting the chart with range collection is resolved.
  • #208122 - Exception thrown while opening a file with empty RTF text is resolved.
  • #207732 - Argument exception thrown while opening a workbook of strict XML type is resolved.
  • #207940 - Null reference exception raised while invoking auto fit columns on cells containing formulas is resolved.
  • #207176, #210642 - Issue with conditional formats on a newly created worksheet is fixed.
  • #207151 - Exception will no longer be thrown while saving the workbook created using AddCopy().
  • #206271 - Corruption issue while resaving the file with query table is resolved.
  • #206070 - Formats are preserved correctly while saving XML file as XLSX.
  • #205858 - Table formula with column name in dimension format can be set properly.
  • #204815 - Exception raised while opening an Excel file having the style count greater than maximum unique styles is fixed.
  • #204483 - XML exception raised while opening a binary file with duplicate schema is resolved.
  • #204511 - FindAll() returns expected value when ExcelFindOptions is not provided.
  • #204932 - Exception raised while setting the Fill property for un-supported chart types on opening Excel file is resolved.
  • #204742 - Data connection parameters tag is now serialized while resaving an Excel file.
  • #204130, #204484 - Exception thrown while parsing hyperlink in merged cells is resolved.
  • #203365 - Conditional formats are properly copied while adding a copy of worksheet using AddCopy().
  • #203557 - File corruption issue while generating worksheet from the data table is resolved.
  • #203396 - File corruption while removing comments with picture from the worksheet is resolved.
  • #202487 - Exception will no longer be raised while parsing invalid reference to the chart series name.
  • #204134 - Incorrect chart name retrieved for the binary file is fixed.
  • #207784 - Exception raised while copying custom functions to a different workbook is resolved.
  • #205835 - Exception raised while cloning the workbook with conditional formats is resolved.
  • Exception will no longer be thrown while applying template marker using the IWorksheet.Workbook property
  • Auto filter issue while setting IconSet conditional formatting with NoIcon is resolved.
  • #211514 - NullReferenceException thrown while opening a file in multi-thread environment is fixed.
  • #210082 - Exception thrown while copying an Excel to another document with the named range and saving is resolved.
  • #210172 - Conditional format formulas applied to the ConditionValue property are now properly updated in advanced conditional formats.
  • #210172 - Image protection in XLS documents will not be removed after resave.
  • #209739 - Exception thrown while parsing workbook with empty styles is resolved.
  • #209443 - Merged cells are now properly copied to another range during CopyTo() method.
  • #138492 - Issue with ListOfValues property in Data Validation is fixed.
  • Number formats are returned properly while parsing.
  • Print area is cleared properly when PrintArea is set to null.
  • Out of Memory exception thrown while parsing a CSV file with large number of rows is fixed.
  • Issue with clearing Rich-Text and its formatting is resolved.
  • #212859 - Conditional formats are applied properly in an Excel file generation using XlsIO.
  • #211941 - Row height value in GetRowHeightInPixels is different than Microsoft Excel for a particular document is fixed.
  • #210905 - Styles are preserved properly while resaving the document in Microsoft Excel.
  • #207242 - ArgumentException raised while parsing duplicate number formats in the workbook is fixed.
  • #212951 - XML exception raised while opening an Excel document with invalid chart properties is resolved.
  • #213480 - Data labels formula is properly updated on changing sheet name.
  • #213242 - Title and border color are properly set for the cloned charts in XlsIO.
  • Exception will no longer be thrown while creating GroupShape with VML shapes.
  • Issue with row height while parsing XML file is fixed.
  • Exception thrown while opening an Excel document in try catch block is resolved.
  • NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown during AddCopy of binary Excel worksheets with XML Excel worksheets.