Essential Studio for ASP.NET Core Release Notes

v16.4.0.42
December 17, 2018
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Common

Breaking changes

  • Syncfusion has modified the names of the following dependent NuGet packages in EJ.Export to maintain uniform naming.

If you are using old NuGet packages listed here, please uninstall them and install the corresponding new NuGet packages.

Old NuGet package names (till v16.3.0.36) New NuGet packages names (from v16.4.0.40)
Syncfusion.XlsIO.Mvc5 Syncfusion.XlsIO.Net.Core
Syncfusion.Pdf.Mvc5 Syncfusion.Pdf.Net.Core
Syncfusion.DocIO.Mvc5 Syncfusion.DocIO.Net.Core
Syncfusion.Compression.Base Syncfusion.Compression.Net.Core
Syncfusion.OfficeChart.Base Syncfusion.OfficeChart.Net.Core

Chart

Features

  • Support has been added for spline range area series.

Bug Fixes

  • #218746,220317, 140568 - Now, the line series is working properly in Google Chrome.
  • #220686 - Striplines work properly with zoom in and zoom out features.
  • #220294 - Chart works properly with null values in data.
  • #218688 - Crosshair tooltip works properly in canvas mode.

DocIO

Features

  • #114697, #132874, #133035, #153479, #167670, #212402 - Added support to show the revision marks in the generated PDF while converting Word documents with tracked changes or revisions.
  • #108879, #162848, #181644, #212631, #217405 - Added support to hyphenate text in a Word document while converting to PDF and Image.
  • #155259, #176052, #211046, #218374 - Added support to update Auto Number field in a Word document.
  • #216440 - Added support to update SET field in a Word document.
  • #211192, #216218 - Added API to access the external Excel file path for a chart in DOCX to DOCX conversion.
  • #214175 - Added API to auto detect the complex scripts in Word to PDF conversion.
  • #213984 - Added support to restart the list number while performing Mail merge.
  • #215528 - Added support to specify Encoding while converting a Word document to HTML.
  • #213040 - Added option to maintain information about imported list styles while importing Word document elements.
  • #216695 - Added image rotation preservation support in Word to PDF conversion.
  • #212281 - Added support for generating 508 compliant PDF documents during Word to PDF conversion.
  • #212281 - Added support to embed complete or subset of font during Word to PDF conversion.
  • #212281 - Added support to preserve editable form fields during Word to PDF conversion.
  • #212281 - Added support for Alternate chunk contents in Word document to PDF conversion.
  • #205098 - Performance has been improved in Word to PDF conversion.

Bug Fixes

  • #218957 - The IndexOutOfRangeException will no longer be thrown while updating TOC in RTF format document.
  • #218795 - The XMLException will no longer be thrown while resaving a DOCX format document.
  • #210586 - The NotSupportedException will no longer be thrown while converting a HTML document to Word document.
  • #210586 - Page break preservation issue has been resolved in HTML to Word conversion.
  • #210586 - Text is now aligned properly while converting an HTML document to Word document.
  • #210586 - Tab is now preserved properly while converting a document to HTML.
  • #217440 - Image is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #217259 - Nested paragraphs are now preserved properly while opening a Word document.
  • #215506 - RTL text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #213770, #208117 - Hanging issue has been resolved while updating a Word document fields.
  • #208452 - Table content is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #219302 - Font style preservation issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #216566 - The file will no longer be corrupted while adding Chart into a Word document (DOCX).
  • #215421 - Paragraph list is now preserved properly while merging a cloned paragraph with ImportOptions.KeepSourceFormatting.
  • #F139944, #215539 - Custom UI is now preserved properly while opening and saving a Word document (DOCX).
  • #214749 - The FormatException will no longer be thrown while opening a Word document.
  • #214664 - Table cell content is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #214435 - Hanging issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to Image.
  • #213886 - List number is now preserved properly while opening and saving a Word document (DOCX).
  • #F139508 - Page border position is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #213327 - Shape is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #213151 - Bullets are now preserved properly while merging the Word documents.
  • #213042 - Unexpected frame preservation issue has been resolved while calling the WordDocument.Replace API for Word document.
  • #212593 - Text wrapping issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #212502 - Textbox is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #182512 - The OutOfMemoryException will no longer be thrown while opening a Word document.
  • #218957, #220198 - The junk characters will no longer be preserve while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #216440 - If field result is now preserved properly while updating a Word document fields.
  • #212671, #212772, #220859 - List number is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #202856 - List number is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to HTML.
  • #221808 - Text is now aligned properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #218705 - Embedded fonts are now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.

ejGantt

Features

  • #208952, #213190, #213124, #215411 - Provided the support for PDF export

Bug Fixes

  • #219127 - Issue in PDF export while giving task id value as zero has been fixed
  • #213487 - Issue in updating custom column values with updateRecordByTaskId method has been fixed
  • Issue with taskbar tool tip position when tool tip has more content has been fixed.

ejTreeGrid

Features

  • #208952, #213190, #213124, #215411 - Provided the support for PDF export

Bug Fixes

  • #219463 - Issue in exporting filtered data with filterOperators as Equal or NotEqual has been fixed
  • #217739 - Issue in updateRecordByIndex public method with batch editing has been fixed.
  • #216627 - Now it is possible to get the hidden column field value in actionComplete event arguments
  • #216853 - Issue in search text box with multiple tree grid in same page has been fixed.
  • #214546 - Issue in updating column width dynamically has been fixed

Gantt

Features

  • #208952, #213190, #213124, #215411 - Provided the support for PDF export.

Bug Fixes

  • #219127 - Issue in PDF export while giving task id value as zero has been fixed
  • #213487 - Issue in updating custom column values with updateRecordByTaskId method has been fixed
  • Issue with taskbar tool tip position when tool tip has more content has been fixed.

PDF

Features

  • #212281, #216409, #219899 - Added the support for creating PDF-A1B document.
  • #130495, #131138, #136165, #136511, #99972, #174605, #175254, #196824, #205109, #209482, #218456, #217889 - Added support for OpenType font (OTF).
  • #216464 - Added support to parse ForeColor and BackColor from PdfLoadedFormFields.

Bug Fixes

  • #215133 - Performance has been improved when accessing the PDF document layers.
  • #210943, #216074 - String was not recognized as a valid DateTime exception will no longer occur while loading a PDF document.
  • #215941 - Barcode is now preserving with proper size when specifying the size of a barcode.
  • #215595 - The 1D barcode is now scanning properly with default width.
  • #215096 - FNC characters in the given input is now preserving properly for PdfGS1Code128Barcode.
  • #215166 - The Null-reference exception will no longer occur while loading a PDF document.
  • #214918 - Light table header is now preserving properly when providing the data source through IEnumerable.
  • #214401 - The ArgumentException will no longer occur when loading a PDF document.
  • #219778 - Object reference not set to an instance of an object exception will no longer occur when saving the PdfInkAnnotation.
  • #217829 - Index was outside the bounds of the array exception will no longer occur when loading the PDF document.
  • #220618 - “Object reference not set to an instance of an object exception will no longer occur when creating PDF signature..
  • #219990 - Text mark annotation is now preserving properly when flatten the PDF document.
  • #216035, #216282, #218691, #218840, #219302, #18871, #221074, #221063 - Unicode texts are now preserving properly when converting Word to PDF.
  • #219468 - RTL texts are now preserving properly in Word when converting to PDF.
  • #217865 - NullReferenceException will no longer occur while removing custom metadata entries.
  • #218695 - Bookmark destination is now preserving properly after reading the bookmark.
  • #218348 - Gap between barcode data sections is now preserving properly when drawing 1D barcode to PDF.
  • #218231 - The PdfCode128Barcode Size property is now working properly.
  • #218235 - Barcodes are now preserving properly with its default size.
  • #218230 - Exception will no longer occur when getting the size of the PdfCode128Barcode.
  • #217889 - The PDF document is now preserving properly when drawing a string with OTF font.
  • #219709 - Object reference not set instance of an object exception will no longer occur when drawing PdfGrid in a PDF.
  • #218192, #218299 - NullReferenceException will no longer occur when saving the document with EnableValidationAppearance.

PivotClient

Features

  • #212894 – Provided support to render measure elements inside cube dimension browser either in default order or sorted order.
  • #215353 – Provided support to update pivot button details in slicer axis through filtered report bound in code behind.

Bug fixes

  • #F141291 - Filtering and sorting operations works properly when paging option in member editor dialog is enabled.

  • #F141274 - While changing the number format, value filtering works properly in advanced filter module.

Presentation

Features

#213426 - Added support to create, edit, and remove connectors in PowerPoint files.
#214420 - Added support to clone and insert paragraphs.

Breaking Changes

The Insert(int, IParagraph) method has been added to IParagraphs interface.
The Clone() method has been added to IParagraph interface.
The AddConnector(ConnectorType, IShape, int, IShape, int) method has been added to IShapes interface.
The AddConnector(ConnectorType, double, double , double , double) method has been added to IShapes interface.
The ConnectionSiteCount property has been added to IShape interface.

Bug Fixes

#205041 - PowerPoint files will no longer be corrupted while inserting a cloned picture.
#207078 - The FormatException will no longer be thrown while resaving a PowerPoint document with formulated path points.

ReportDesigner Preview

Features

  • #205987,#215254,#218981 – Provided tablix report item support to display data in table or matrix format. It includes the following unique features:
    • Row and column grouping.
    • Total support for row and column groups.
    • Filter and sort expressions support for groups.
    • Cell customization support.
    • Cell merging support.
    • Support to insert report items such as text boxes, images, lines, and subreports in tablix cells.
    • Visual cues to indicate row and column groups.

Bug Fixes

  • #216844 - Fixed the content overflow issue in summary row property of grid report items.
  • #218559 - Resolved the schema version issue to save the report with the respective schema version instead of 2010 XML namespace by default.
  • #216246 - Fixed the report preview failure when the text from the web designer contains hexadecimal or Unicode values.

ReportViewer

Features

  • #203794,#207544 - Provided support to load the report from SSRS Report Server 2017 for ASP.NET Core.
  • #211326 - Provided support to render HTML Markup text in Report Viewer for ASP.NET Core.
  • #216091, #211268 – Provided user defined custom attribute to render the trendline chart.
  • #217143 – Provided support to show the tooltip for chart series.
  • #218488 - Provided support to hide specific chart legend using an expression.
  • #F130662 - Provided support to use referred assembly method directly in an expression.
  • #186305,#F132567,#212724 - Provided support to render DateTime parameter values based on the client and server language culture.
  • #216948 - Provided support to load data source connection string based on the report parameter value.

Bug Fixes

  • #218751 - The slash appending problem for User ID built-in collection while previewing the report with empty domain value has been resolved.
  • #220361 - Now, foreground hexadecimal color code value is applied properly in the Report Viewer when it is set through HTML markup text.
  • #F140611 - Problem in updating the report margin value in print preview has been resolved.
  • #214304 - Drillthrough hyperlink action with Javascript methods will be navigated to proper page in the Report Viewer.
  • #219807 - Now, DateSerial function returns proper value if AddMonth or AddDays method is used in expression.
  • #218850 - Problem in displaying the chart legend for list of chart report item inside the subreport has been resolved.
  • #216656 - Now, Thai culture text will be displayed properly when using external Garamond font in PDF export.
  • #216800, #217998 - Problem in collapse toggle functionality for child report items in Excel export has been resolved.
  • #212724 - Now, drillthrough-date-time parameter values have been updated properly in the subreport.
  • #204379 - Problem in displaying the value in chart axis when the date format is applied has been resolved.
  • #214296, #214448 – Provided support to render report with background image.
  • #218557 – The blank page rendering issue when using the nested tablix with span cells has been resolved.
  • #216640 – Now, Lookup, LookupSet, MultiLookup miscellaneous functions return correct values when different scopes are used in single expression.
  • #215937 – NRE in the chart report item when it contains legend title has been resolved.
  • #213670 – Now, the external font is applied properly in the chrome browser when font contains spacing character.
  • #215645 – Now, the export and fit to page toolbar options are updated properly based on focus.
  • #215524 – The parameter block visibility problem in the print layout when the view report action is triggered has been resolved.

TreeGrid

Features

  • #208952, #213190, #213124, #215411 - Provided the support for PDF export.
  • #217407 - Provided diacritics character support in TreeGrid filtering.

Bug Fixes

  • #219463 - Issue in exporting filtered data with filterOperators as Equal or NotEqual has been fixed
  • #217739 - Issue in updateRecordByIndex public method with batch editing has been fixed.
  • #216627 - Now it is possible to get the hidden column field value in actionComplete event arguments
  • #216853 - Issue in search text box with multiple tree grid in same page has been fixed.
  • #214546 - Issue in updating column width dynamically has been fixed

XlsIO

Features

  • #134735, #127674, #175793, #177554, #178173, #185927, #189675, #193069, #196042, #203541, #203444, #206375, #208301, #219070 - Provided support for Excel to PDF conversion in .NET Standard.

Breaking Changes

  • #217605 - UseStringDelimiter has been added in IApplication interface to support string delimiter in CSV document.
  • #218001 - SkipAutoFitRow has been added in IApplication interface to skip autofit for rows.
  • CustomPaperSize has been added in ExcelToPdfConverterSettings class to support setting custom paper size while converting Excel document to PDF.

Bug Fixes

  • #139653 - Issue with VLOOKUP formula while setting custom separators in German culture is fixed.
  • #204947 - Exception thrown while opening Excel document with duplicate attributes is resolved.
  • #212300 - Null reference exception is no longer thrown while add copying the workbook with invalid sheet references.
  • #212300 - File corruption issue while copying a range having named range formula referring to External workbook is resolved.
  • #213242 - Chart default axis title area text settings and text box properties are now cloned properly in XlsIO.
  • #213274 - StandardHeight is now properly set for XlsIO generated Excel documents.
  • #213608 - Incorrect Rich-Text format while saving the Excel document is fixed.
  • #213658 - Null reference exception thrown while getting ListOfValues property of Data Validation is fixed
  • #213658 - NumberFormatSettings returning null value while accessing particular range is fixed.
  • #213658 - Issue with FirstFormula property of Data Validation in binary Excel files is fixed.
  • #213819 - DeleteColumn method works properly for CSV file.
  • #214495 - Issue with slicer getting removed on saving the file in Excel 2007 version is fixed.
  • #214638 - Excel file with incorrect anchor type for shapes is resaved properly without any corruption.
  • #214638 - Excel file with text box is resaved properly in Excel 2007 version without any corruption.
  • #214879 - Exception thrown while parsing the named range formula without worksheet reference is resolved.
  • #214915 - Enabling WrapText property will no longer throw exception during BeginUpdate().
  • #214924 - Excel file with conditional formats is resaved properly without any corruption.
  • #215001 - Issue with horizontal alignment for textbox is resolved.
  • #215030 - Null reference exception thrown on casting chart data label as text area on parsing Excel file is fixed.
  • #215185 - Text box color and macro link are properly resaved in the Excel document.
  • #215197 - Issue with changing legend position from manual layout is fixed.
  • #215350 - Special characters (Ampersand and less-than symbols) can be used in HTMLString property without any exception.
  • #215591 - Issue with copying borders in merged cells is fixed.
  • #215649 - Date format is now preserved properly when creating Excel from data table.
  • #216094 - ArgumentException thrown while assigning “/” as cell value is fixed.
  • #216187, #214895 - Performance issue while inserting rows is resolved.
  • #216305 - AutoFitColumn now works properly for currency values.
  • ArgumentException thrown while accessing used range having styles alone is fixed.
  • Border set to a cell through BordersAround method is now applied properly.
  • Unhandled exception thrown while opening an Excel file with duplicate shape attribute is fixed.
  • #210172, #218493 – Protected document with objects is resaved properly without unlocking the objects.
  • #216939 - ArgumentOutOfRangeException is no longer thrown while saving the workbook with shapes, after deleting rows.
  • #217119 - Performance delay while applying multilevel subtotal is fixed.
  • #217178 - XML exception thrown while opening XML document with invalid attribute value is fixed.
  • #217348 - Exception thrown while setting font for empty text has been resolved.
  • #217365 - Issues with inserting new rows in table and add copying the worksheets with table formulas is fixed.
  • #217695 - Exception will no longer be thrown while opening Excel file with duplicate custom XML relations.
  • #218001 - Autofit row enhancement is implemented for Calibri and Tahoma fonts.
  • #218655, #218656, #220908 - Line breaks are now properly retrieved for cells with Rich-Text.
  • #218676 - Chart legend border value is properly retrieved while resaving the Excel file.
  • #218730 - Manual layout is preserved properly while resaving the Excel document.
  • #218730 - XML error thrown while parsing Excel document with charts is fixed.
  • #218869 - Color formatting issue due to comma cell style is fixed.
  • #218983 - Null reference exception thrown while opening the Excel document without theme.xml file is resolved.
  • #219575 - Conditional formats are now properly serialized for an empty document.
  • #219606 - Format exception is no longer raised while opening the Excel file in German culture.
  • #219765 - Issue with cell values in custom DateTime patterns having text number formats in ASP.NET Core is fixed.
  • Exception thrown while accessing UsedRange of worksheet in an Excel workbook opened with ExcelParseOptions.ParseWorksheetsOnDemand is resolved.
  • DisplayText is retrieved properly after getting CalculatedValue.
  • Issue with secondary value axis for different chart types is fixed.
  • Next available column ID is properly updated while refreshing the query table in existing workbook.