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

v17.1.0.32
March 13, 2019

Chart

Breaking Changes

  • #226714 - The value type of the Start and End properties in StripLine has been changed from Double to Object to accept all the values.

Features

  • #218167 - Provided the support to rotate the axis label based on different text anchor position.

Bug Fixes

  • #226714 - Now, stripline will be rendered properly for datetime axis.
  • #225792 - Now, RangeArea series will be rendered properly with empty point.
  • #142405 - Resolved the implicitly declared variables in global scope.

Common

Features

  • Provided the support for .NET Core 3.0.
  • Provided the project template support for Visual Studio 2019.

Breaking changes

  • Syncfusion has modified the names of the NuGet packages with framework targeted assemblies in EJ.Export package.

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

Old NuGet package names (till v16.4.0.54) New NuGet packages names (from v17.1.0.32)
Syncfusion.Pdf.Net.Core Syncfusion.Pdf.Net
Syncfusion.XlsIO.Net.Core Syncfusion.XlsIO.Net
Syncfusion.DocIO.Net.Core Syncfusion.DocIO.Net

Diagram

Features

  • #219437 - Support to flip a node/connector in both horizontal and vertical directions is added.

DocIO

Features

  • #225207 - Support has been added to preserve chart while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #215654, #215551, #217709, #217596, #213468, #220078, #221808, #218691, #221806, #220279, #218691, #223653 - Improved text size calculation in Word to PDF conversion.
  • #219302, #224607, #224937 - Improved font retrieval and substitution algorithm in Word to PDF conversion.
  • #224654 – API has been added to set created date and time for Word document comments.
  • #223907 - API has been added to skip the Complex format is not supported exception while opening an incrementally saved DOC format Word document.

Bug Fixes

  • #221972 - Text is now highlighted properly while converting a Word document to tagged PDF.
  • #223350 - Table cell is now preserved properly while opening an HTML document.
  • #222922 - Image is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #222713 - The ArgumentException will no longer be thrown while adding a table.
  • #222608 - Font name is now preserved properly while converting an HTML document to Word document.
  • #222751 - The StackOverFlowException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #222670 - Inline content control text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #222320 - Hyperlink is now preserved properly in inline content control while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #222345 - The ArgumentOutOfRangeException will no longer be thrown while updating TOC in RTF format document.
  • #221260 - Line space preservation issue has been resolved While converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #221153 - Inline content control custom XML data is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #221725 - The ArgumentOutOfRangeException will no longer be thrown while cloning a Word document.
  • #221611 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while saving a Word document.
  • #220710 - Table row is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #220324 - Checkbox content control state is now preserved properly while cloning a Word document.
  • #221119 - List number is now preserved properly while opening an RTF format document.
  • #218943 - List bullet is now preserved properly while opening an RTF format document.
  • #221974 - Gray scale recoloring is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #219092 - Merge field before and after text is now preserved properly while executing mail merge.
  • #223340 - The IndexOutOfRangeException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #222852 - Footer content is now preserved properly while merging multiple RTF documents.
  • #223355 - Tab is now preserved properly while converting a cloned Word document to Image.
  • #223510 - Text overlapping issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #223931 - The ArgumentException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #222588 - Formula field result is now preserved properly while updating the Word document fields.
  • #224323, #225518, #225883 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while calling the GetText API.
  • #224412 - Tab is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #224287 - Image is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #223508 - Word document instance is now disposed properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #225386 - Page field is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #225611, #225386 - Table content is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #218799 - Pagination issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #224351, #224561 - Inline content control’s text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #224062, #226901 - Table border is now preserved properly while converting a Word document as RTF.
  • #226599, #226243, #220279 - Table is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #226599, #226243, #225970, #225679, #226352, #223713, #223959, #224412, #221455 - Hanging issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #226243 - Frame content is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #227112 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while updating the Word document fields.
  • #224637 - Picture preservation issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #225091 - Check box is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #225458, #223134 - Table row border is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #225091 - Underline is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #224701 - Univers 45 Light font is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #225176 - Image is now preserved properly while converting the RTF document to HTML.
  • #226725 - Embedded Microsoft Visio (VSDX) object is now preserved properly in DOCX to DOCX conversion.
  • #220362 - Picture watermark is now preserved properly while resaving the RTF document.
  • #225947 - Number format is now preserved properly while performing Mail merge.
  • #225062 - Image is now preserved properly while importing a Word document.
  • #218957, #220198 - The ArgumentException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #225481 - The NotSupportedException will no longer be thrown while opening an HTML document.
  • #225481 - Image size is now preserved properly while opening an HTML document.
  • #225481 - Table border is now preserved properly while opening an HTML document.

Gantt

Features

  • #206486, #222896, #226182 - The Gantt control now provides support for quarter year and half year timeline views.

Bug Fixes

  • #226182 - Now it is possible to export the Gantt to PDF file in 24 hour working timescale without any issues.

PDF

Features

  • #136187 - Added support to create the ZUGFeRD PDF invoice.
  • #135996, #179159, #124105 - Added support to create the PDF/A-2b and PDF/A-3b conformance level document.
  • #222759, #226015 - Added support to import and export a PDF annotation with FDF and XFDF formats.
  • #223208 - Added support to fill both XFA and acroform fields with sample API.
  • Added support to rotate annotations.
  • #220871 - Added support to retrieve the acroform radio button option values.
  • #141170, #222335, #223048 - Added support to retrieve review status and comments from a PDF annotation.
  • #221779 - Added support to update the layout result.
  • #194410, #198765 - Added support to create an ink annotation with ink list collection.
  • #141253 - Added support to create multiple range of page labels.
  • #223924 - Added support to retrieve certificate details from the existing signed PDF.
  • #223970 - Added support to clear the XFA date time field value.
  • #227357 - Added option value support to import and export the radio button field.

Breaking Changes

  • \223629 – Now, by default, EnableMemoryOptimization is set to false when append the PDF files, so close the existing PDF document after saving the new PDF document.
  • Free text annotation call-out line coordinate points are now changed to top to bottom.
  • Annotations are now rotating based on the page rotation in an existing PDF document.

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.

  • #227081 – Row span is now applying properly in PdfGrid header.
  • #224992, #225719 – Argument out of range exception will no longer occurs when importing pages from a PDF document.
  • #227605 – Border width is now retrieving properly from the free text annotation.
  • #226916 – Documents will no longer be corrupted when creating PDF template from imported PDF document.
  • #226124 - PDF lexer issues are now thrown with PdfException.
  • #227048 - Form fields are now preserving properly while resaving the existing XFA document.
  • #226167 – PDF documents will no longer be corrupted after modifying the PDF document information.
  • #226393 – Form fields are now filling properly when importing XFDF document to fill XFA document.
  • #221393, #221376 – Memory leaks will no longer occurs when converting Word document to PDF.
  • #225910 – The “PathException” will no longer occurs while retrieving custom metadata from an existing PDF document.
  • #225853 – Display date format is now preserving properly while filling the PdfLoadedXfaDateTimeField.
  • #225896 – “ArgumentOutOfRangeException” will no longer occurs while importing the PDF document.
  • #222797, #225325 – Vertical alignment of the Thai language text is now preserving properly.
  • #223629 – Performance of the PDF append method is now improved.
  • #224583 – Font size is now preserving properly in combo box field.
  • #224603 – Null reference exception will no longer occurs while merging certain PDF documents.
  • #223346 – Images are now preserving properly while encrypting the PDF document.
  • #224531 – Null reference exception will no longer occurs while saving the PDF document.
  • #224269 – Free text annotation’s properties are now retrieving properly.
  • #221805 – Fonts are now embedding properly in conformance enabled PDF document.
  • #141148 – Tool tip is now changing as expected for PdfSignatureField.
  • #219569 – Arithmetic overflow exception will no longer occurs while signing the PDF document.
  • #185722 – PDF document content is now preserving properly after merging the PDF files.
  • #224887 – Added PDF signatures are now valid.
  • #221808, #205098 – Text is now preserving properly while converting Word document to PDF.
  • #225055 – The bounds are now retrieving properly from PdfLoadedTextBoxField.
  • #225055 – RTL text is now preserving properly in PDF form fields.

PivotClient

Features

  • #195204 - Provided support to change aggregation types dynamically with UI interaction via the pivot button context menu.

Bug fixes

  • #228198 - JSON-based exporting works properly when formatting field is set to empty.

PivotGrid

Features

  • #204545, #225528 - Provided support to export pivot grid information without subtotals and grand totals.

Presentation

Features

  • #220046 - Support has been added to convert PowerPoint presentation to Image in ASP.NET Core applications.
  • #220046 - Support has been added to convert PowerPoint presentation to PDF document in ASP.NET Core applications.
  • #227243 - Support has been added to add the OLE Object into PowerPoint slide as link.

Bug Fixes

  • #224226 - Application will no more hang while adding an image to a PowerPoint slide.
  • #225390 - PowerPoint file will no longer get corrupted while resaving multiple times with charts.
  • #222440 - Notes in a PowerPoint slide can now be cloned and added to another slide.

ReportDesigner Preview

Features

  • #140559 and #222739 – Provided list report item support to create free-form layout in reports.
  • #209470 - Provided custom code support.
  • #222739 and #139940 – Provided the necessary APIs to programmatically handle the data source and dataset options.
  • #222138 - Provided reordering support for report parameters.
  • Provided an option to order the layout of report items in the design area.

Bug Fixes

  • #229302 - Fixed the undefined issue with the headers property when uploading an image using the image manager.
  • #227493 – Now, expressions can be set for the subreport item in the visibility property.
  • #142413 - Fixed the report parameter layout tag creation issue when creating parameters in the report.
  • #226659 - Fixed the header color and column span properties’ serialization issue in the grid report item.
  • #226659 and #223252 - Fixed the issues with the textbox report item’s expression option.
  • #223797 - Fixed the image upload issue when the file name contains Unicode values.
  • #222796 - Fixed the summary row property disabling issue in the grid report item.
  • #226659 - Fixed the issue with populating the text alignment property in the grid report item.
  • #222888 - Resolved the console errors thrown when applying font sizes continuously for the selected text in the text box report item.
  • #221279 - Resolved the issue with inheriting the alternate row cell properties from the cell styles in the grid report item.
  • #221279 - Fixed the column resizing issue in the grid report item.
  • #223348 - Fixed the parameter type conversion failure in dataset query.

ReportViewer

Features

  • #F142477 - Provided an option to get the reports from SSRS using the virtual directory.

Bug Fixes

  • #F142783, #229320 – Resolved NRE exception when Report Viewer is initially loaded in the print layout.
  • #227371 – Now, the SQL datasource report is rendering properly in Report Viewer when loaded with .NET Framework 4.7.2.
  • #227785, #228839 - Now, the sub report renders properly from the 2017 SSRS server.
  • #218557 – Resolved the empty file creation when exporting the report from core application with .NET Framework using NuGet.

Spreadsheet

Features

  • Provided import/export support for charts with Trendlines.
  • Provided support to highlight the invalid data while updating the value in validation applied cells.
  • Provided custom format support for negative numbers.
  • Provided cellSave event support, whenever the cell value changed in the spreadsheet.
  • Provided the performance improvements while scrolling with applied freeze pane.
  • Provided support for add table references in name manager collection while importing.

XlsIO

Features

  • #F99670, #185459, #194756, #197860 - Added support for custom table styles in Excel.
  • #128585, #132019, #224861 - Provided support to format unique and duplicate values in conditional formatting.
  • #199594, #199992, #206375, #206374, #209766, #F139259, #218497, #225207 - Provided support for chart to image/PDF conversion in .NET Standard.
  • #222797 - Added support for complex script rendering in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • Provided support for PDF conformance level in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • Added support for Excel 2019 version in XlsIO.

Breaking Changes

  • #F99670, #185459, #194756, #197860 - The TableStyles property is added in IWorkbook interface to get the table styles collection for adding custom table styles.
  • #128585, #132019, #224861 - The Unique and Duplicate types are included in ExcelCFType enumeration to highlight the cells with unique and duplicate values using conditional formatting feature.
  • #199594, #199992, #206375, #206374, #209766, #F139259, #218497, #225207 - Added ExportChartImageOptions property and ConvertToPDF() and ConvertToImage() methods in IXlsIORenderer class and SaveAsImage() method in IChart interface.
  • #222797 - AutoDetectComplexScript has been added in ExcelToPdfConverterSettings class to support complex script rendering in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • Enumeration PdfConformanceLevel is added in ExcelToPdfConverterSettings class to set conformance level in PDF document that is converted from Excel.
  • Type Xlsx is added in ExcelVersion enumeration to represent Excel version 2019 and above.

Bug Fixes

  • #222397, #222732 - Table with query is now preserved properly on invoking Table.Refresh().
  • #223856, #224976 - File will no longer be corrupted while copying a range with multiple list objects.
  • #226454 - The IndexOutOfRange exception will no longer be thrown while converting Excel document into PDF with header and footer.
  • #224770 - Exception will no longer be thrown while exporting worksheet data into data table.
  • #223667 - Exception will no longer be thrown if chart’s data range column is deleted.
  • #225065 - Currency number format is now properly detected in XlsIO generated Excel file.
  • #224023 - Exception thrown while opening an XlsIO re-saved document with group shape has been resolved.
  • #223946 - Conditional format is now preserved properly while saving the workbook multiple times.
  • #223839 - Infinite recursive loop on modifying and saving Excel document with improper chart series indices has been resolved.
  • #224024 - Not implemented exception thrown while opening an Excel document with external formula range in check box has been fixed.
  • #223448 - Pivot table field settings are now preserved properly on resaving the Excel file.
  • #223167 - Custom time format [h]:mm:ss is now detected automatically.
  • #223376 - Exception occurs while saving the Excel document with OLE object has been resolved.
  • #223226 - The NullReferenceException thrown when converting an Excel file to HTML has been fixed.
  • #223041 - Data validation formula is now preserved properly while saving the Excel document as XML.
  • #221229 - Issue with pivot field values due to improper pivot field data format has been resolved.
  • #214445 - Table.Refresh() is now working properly with ODBC connection.
  • #223918 - Conditional format is now preserved properly on converting Excel document to PDF.
  • #223859 - Hyperlink is now set properly in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • #221079 - Exception thrown if print-title row height is higher in Excel to PDF conversion has been fixed.
  • #221693 - The Parameter invalid exception thrown while converting Excel document to PDF has been fixed.
  • #222797 - Incorrect Thai font in Excel to PDF conversion has been fixed.
  • #222156 - Improper number detection with invariant culture has been fixed.
  • #F141101 - Issue with incorrect parsing of comments has been resolved.
  • Issue with incorrect conditional formatting operator type in resaved Excel document has been fixed.
  • Setting a table column header name will no longer corrupt the Excel document.
  • DataBar color is now applied properly for negative values.
  • External formula is now applied properly in .NET Standard.
  • Shapes rendering issue for curved shapes in Presentation to Image conversion has been fixed.