Essential Studio for ASP.NET Release Notes

v14.4.0.15
November 18, 2016

Common

Features

  • #162203 - Now Theme studio have the option to switch to the previous version, to customize the corresponding version`s themes.
  • #162612 - We have improved the performance when we serialize the large amount of series from JSON data.

Bug Fixes

  • #165738 - Downloaded LESS and CSS files are from theme studio which was not generated properly henceforth, issue has been fixed.

Signature preview

We have launched new control for capturing the digital signature with mouse and touch compatibility. The Signature control is used to capture or drawing the smooth signatures.

Features

  • Signature captures signature as vector outlines of the strokes
  • Using Signature we can customize the background, stroke width and stroke color.
  • Provided Undo, Redo & Clear options.
  • Converts the captured signature into image format.

Calculate

Bug Fixes

  • #163529 – Formula having Named Ranges enclosed with parenthesis are now calculated properly.

Chart

Bug Fixes

  • #165243, #165523, #165823 - Chart series are now rendering properly on postback.
  • #164033, #164913 - Date time axis label is now rendering properly on window resize.
  • #163417 - Tooltip for chart is now rendering properly, when the Format of the tooltip contains, break tag.
  • #165833 - MultiLevelLabels is now rendering properly on postback.
  • #166594 - Animation for line type series is now working properly for jQuery 3 and above version.
  • #165051 - Marker is now removed properly while the points in series are emptied.
  • #165243 - Radar chart is now rendering properly while enabling the marker.
  • #166453 - Zoom toolbar is now updating properly in canvas mode.
  • #164589 - Zoom toolbar will not hide while enabling the DataLabel Template.

Features

  • Provided support for drag and drop of points in chart.
  • #160843 - Provided support for datetime category axis.
  • #162320 - Provided an option to force the range for vertical axis of column type series to start from zero.​​​ By default the range will start from zero.

CircularGauge

Bug Fixes

  • #165319 - Background color for half-circular gauge is now applied properly.

Diagram

Feature

  • Support to add lane dynamically at specified index is added.

Dialog

Bug fixes

  • #163035 - The issue on editing the RTE inside Dialog control has been fixed.
  • #163730 - The problem with rendering ActionButtons has been resolved.

DocIO

Features

  • #160367 - Added EnableFastRendering property in DocToPDFConverterSettings class for converting Word document to PDF, 30% faster than the previous version.

Breaking Changes

  • Default encoding is modified from UTF-8 with BOM to UTF-8 without BOM while saving text file using the method Save(string fileName, FormatType.Txt) of WordDocument class and it can be modified using existing public method SaveTxt(string fileName, Encoding encoding) of WordDocument class.
  • Default encoding is modified from Windows Default (ANSI) without BOM to UTF-8 without BOM while saving text file using the method Save(Stream stream, FormatType.Txt) of WordDocument class and it can be modified using new public method SaveTxt(Stream stream, Encoding encoding) of WordDocument class.

Bug Fixes

  • #157194 - InvalidOperationException will no longer thrown while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #161613 - Table cell margin is now preserved properly while converting particular Word document as PDF.
  • #164631 - Word document converted as PDF with PDF/A-1b conformance level will meet the adobe preflight PDF/A-1b compliance.
  • #161882, #164782 - NullReferenceException will no longer thrown while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #162767, #162891 - AltChunk contents are now preserved properly while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #162848 - Word splitting issue has been resolved while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #162851 - Performance has been improved in Word to PDF conversion.
  • #164123 - Images are now preserved properly while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #164110 - Vertical merged cell contents are now preserved properly while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #161326 - WMF images are now preserved properly while import/export the DOC format document.
  • #162311 - Checkbox is now preserved properly while resaving a particular DOCX format document.
  • #163760 - ArgumentOutOfRangeException will no longer thrown while opening a particular RTF format document.
  • #165424 - Unicode characters are now preserved properly while resaving a particular RTF format document.
  • #163530 - EncoderFallbackException will no longer thrown while resaving a particular Word document as Text file.
  • #162545 - Track changes are now accepted properly for the particular DOCX format document.
  • #164220 - Empty paragraph is now preserved properly while resaving a particular Word document as HTML.
  • #164220 - Line spacing is now preserved properly while resaving a particular Word document as HTML.
  • #165376 - Textbox content preservation issue has been resolved while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #165645 - Line spacing is now preserved properly while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #164782 - IndexOutOfRangeException will no longer thrown while disposing a particular Word document.
  • #165645 - Character spacing of text is now preserved properly while import/export a RTF document.
  • #165843 - List number is now preserved properly while clone and merge a particular Word document.
  • #165192 - Table header row is now preserved properly while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #165340 - Word document encryption/decryption is now working properly in FIPS compliance.
  • #164561 - Page and NumPages fields are now preserved properly while re-saving a particular Word document.
  • #165878 - Picture watermark position is now preserved properly while converting a particular Word document as PDF.
  • #165820 - FormatException will no longer thrown while opening a particular RTF format document.
  • #165387, #166451 - NullReferenceException will no longer thrown while executing Mail merge using ExecuteNestedGroup() method.
  • #165858 - The issue “Data binding issue occurs when updating the value of DropDownList after editing in form view” has been resolved.

Gantt

Features

  • #164555 - Now support has been provided to render tasks with incorrect/empty parent IDs to the root level.
  • #164024 - Now TaskbarClick event will be triggered while clicking the taskbars.
  • #166671 - Now it is possible to export the Gantt control to excel sheet.
  • #166335 - Provided support to update the resource data dynamically using setModel

Grid

Bug Fixes

  • #157447 - Filter icon gets overlapped with the headerText.
  • #165609 - Display as checkbox is not serialized when set as false.

Features

  • #157176 - Rename virtual paging sample to virtual scrolling.
  • #161075 - Bind remote dataSource for the grid Columns property.

HeatMap

Feature

  • RTL Support for HeatMap and Legend Control is added.

Kanban

Feature Improvement

  • Support provided to change the unassigned swim lane key values with user defined keys.

Breaking Changes

  • MenuItems property parameters changed from list of enum into list of string.

ListBox

Features

  • We have provided template support for ListBox with virtual scrolling using the newly added API itemHeight to customize the items.

ListView

Features

  • We have provided localization support for ListView header text.

Map

Bug Fixes

  • #150927, #149972 - SubLayers are now rendering properly in designer.
  • #163272 - Updating old markers with new markers are working properly while refreshing map.

Breaking Changes

  • #150927, #149972 - Removed setter for SubLayers collection property, now you can add SubLayers through “AddRange” and “Add” method as like in below code snippet.
  • csharp
  • * List<ShapeLayer> layers = newList<ShapeLayer>();​​​
     * this.map.Layers.AddRange(layers);

    PDF

    Features

    • #164699 - Support for UPC-A barcode has been added.

    Bug Fixes

    • #158424 - Index was outside the bounds of the array exception is no longer thrown, while loading a PDF document.
    • #163672 - Parameter is not valid exception is no longer thrown, while using IE based HTML to PDF converter.
    • #165140 - No duplicate fonts are retrieved from the PDF document.
    • #163906 - Adobe reader exception is no longer thrown, while drawing image in the PDF document.
    • #164547 - Exception is no longer thrown while getting the used fonts from the PDF document.
    • #164832 - Can not find catalog information exception is no longer thrown while loading a PDF document.
    • #163146 - EMF shapes are preserved properly when converting EMF to PDF.
    • #154150 - PdfGrid cells are now properly resized based on the row span.
    • #164859 - Application will never get hang while generating the PDF document in multi thread environment using PdfTrueTypeFont.
    • #164940 - Image is now preserved properly while converting Presentation to PDF.
    • #164222 - File size of the PDF is now reduced while converting XPS to PDF.
    • #161216 - Extra spaces will never appear between numbers while converting HTML to PDF
    • #157711 - Bold text will never appear as superscript in HTML to PDF conversion.
    • #163976 - File size is reduced while adding time stamp in PDF document.
    • #161590 - Memory leak will never occur while drawing identical image in PDF
    • #165358 - NullReferenceException is no longer thrown while accessing file name in PdfLoadedFileLinkAnnotation.
    • #163307 - Layer value is now preserved properly while retrieving from the PDF loaded document.
    • #163402 - Parameter is not valid exception is no longer thrown while processing OCR.
    • #163309 - Font value is now preserved properly in the PDF loaded document
    • #161409 - Form fields value are now preserved properly in extended feature enabled document.
    • #149661 - Page breaks are now preserved properly in IE Converter.
    • #165326 - ArgumentException is no longer thrown while saving PdfLoadedDocument.
    • #164884 - No more empty layers are added while getting PDF page layers.
    • #161409 - Form fields value has been preserved properly in extended feature enabled document.
    • #165345 - Form fields value has been preserved properly while appending the text in the PDF document.
    • #165726 - NullReferenceException is no longer thrown while retrieving PDF used fonts.
    • #152738 - Images are now preserved properly when converting EMF to PDF.

    PDF Viewer

    Features

    • #165286 - Provided support to hide the download button from the toolbar of the PDF viewer control.
    • #163032 - Exposed PageClicked event in ejPdfViewer control.
    • #164281 - Provided support to restrict print and copy the content of the PDF document based on its encryption.
    • #155247, #154831, #158046, #165087 - Support for editing and saving the AcroForms is added to the ejPdfViewer control.
    • #165408 - Provided support for rendering all the pages of the PDF document in the single interaction with the server.

    Bug Fixes

    • #164122 - PDF documents are rendered properly when multiple PDF viewer controls are added to the same web page.
    • #162811 - Single quotes are preserved properly in ejPdfViewer control.
    • #165646 - Text contents will be displayed properly in ejPdfViewer control.
    • #165906 - Page are rendered properly when we change the page fit options rapidly in ejPdfViewer control.
    • #166010 - Tooltip position will be relative to the header on scrolling through the browser.

    PivotClient

    Features

    • Label and value filtering support has been added for relational data sources at client mode. Previously this feature was available for OLAP data sources at both server and client mode.

    PivotGrid

    Features

    • Label and value filtering support has been added for relational data sources at client mode. Previously this feature was available for OLAP data sources at both server and client mode.

    Predictive Analytics

    Bug Fixes

    • #167087 - Resolved the PMML 4.2 version compatibility issues with Naive Bayes model evaluator.

    Presentation

    Features

    • #166430 - Added support to access and modify the rotation angle of a shape in PowerPoint slides.

    Breaking Changes

    • The property Rotation is now added into IShape interface.

    Bug Fixes

    • #166067 - The generated PowerPoint presentation will be no longer corrupted while adding or removing the Notes pages.
    • #165340 - Presentation library is now compatible with FIPS(Federal Information Processing Standard).
    • #160129 - Issues with adding multiple instances of OLE objects in a PowerPoint slide is now resolved.
    • #165072 - Issues in Clone and Merge functionalities are now resolved.
    • #164372 - Null reference exception” will be no longer thrown while resaving the PowerPoint presentation with a cloned SmartArt diagram.
    • #164260 - Argument exception will be no longer thrown while converting PowerPoint slides to images.
    • #162341 - Text formatting will be now preserved properly while merging two PowerPoint presentations.
    • #164372 - The merged PowerPoint presentation will be no longer corrupted while cloning the slides using KeepSourceFormatting option.
    • #162450 - Chart series colors are now preserved properly while converting the PowerPoint slide to an image.
    • #161690 - Paragraph text with the gradient fill will be preserved properly while converting the PowerPoint presentation to PDF or image.

    RadialSlider

    Breaking Changes

    • We have deprecated LableSpace property. Instead of this we have added LabelSpace property to achieve this behavior.

    ReportViewer

    Features

    • #165414 – Now, the performance of page navigation process has been improved in ReportViewer.

    Bug Fixes

    • #163282 - Now, the page settings API options are working fine.
    • #163282 - Now, the page setup orientation works fine.
    • #161847 - The tooltip position is misplaced in IE8 browser issue has been fixed.
    • #161847 - The report position is misplaced, while navigating page in IE8 browser issue has been fixed.
    • #165884 – Now, the FormatNumber expression working fine with Custom Code.
    • #165213 – Now, the report parameter can be used inside the looping statement in custom code of ReportViewer.
    • #146053 – Now, the rectangle width has been updated properly when tablix placed inside the rectangle.
    • #166428 – Now, the tablix cell Hidden property works fine, when the cell model Hidden property has been set as True.
    • #166339 – Now, the chart legends are displayed properly when there is no legend title for chart report item.
    • #165213 – Resolved the exception, when we use aggregate function Count in query text.

    Breaking Changes

    Data extension configuration syntax has been changed for maintaining the standards as like SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

    Before:

  • xml
  • <SyncfusionDataExtension>
        <DataExtension>
          <Extensions>
            <add name="SSAS" assemblyName="Syncfusion.Reporting.DataExtensions.SSAS" type="Syncfusion.Reporting.DataExtensions.SSAS.SSASDataExtension"></add>
          </Extensions>
        </DataExtension>
    </SyncfusionDataExtension>

    Now:

  • xml
  • <ReportingExtensions>
       <DataExtension>
            <Extension Name="SSAS" Assembly="Syncfusion.Reporting.DataExtensions.SSAS" Type="Syncfusion.Reporting.DataExtensions.SSAS.SSASDataExtension"/>
       </DataExtension>
    </ReportingExtensions>

    Use Syncfusion.Reporting.Extension namespace for DataExtension class instead of Syncfusion.DataExtension.DataExtension. It has been changed for maintaining the naming standard for custom extension.

    Ribbon

    Feature

    • On-demand rendering support provided for ribbon tabs and backstage.

    Rotator

    Breaking Changes

    • TargetAttibute property has been removed. Instead of this, we have added TargetAttribute property to achieve this behavior.

    Schedule

    Feature Improvement

    • Month name(in short format) is displayed on the Schedule date header, when more than one month is rendered in the horizontal custom view.

    Breaking Changes

    • #166818 - Day column in the Agenda view is localized correctly now, while switching to different cultures.

    Splitter

    Bug fixes

    • #164402 - Problem with removing SplitPane content on switching from designer to source view in Splitter has been fixed.

    Spreadsheet

    Features

    • Provided support for Excel-Like Pivot Table.

    Bug fixes

    • #163548 - Provided event for formula cells recalculation when updating its dependent cell value.
    • #165134 - Provided support for disable or enable resizing option in shape element(chart, picture).

    Tab

    Features

    • #165359 - We have provided the header template support in Tab control which is used to customize the tab header.

    TimePicker

    Features

    • #165411 - Now validation can be achieved in TimePicker using ValidationRules and ValidationMessages API.

    Toolbar

    Bug Fixes

    • #163655 - Provided support to enable or disable Toolbar items using enabledItemIndices and disabledItemIndices properties.

    TreeGrid

    Features

    • #161305 - Provided support for filtering data using filter menus.
    • #161198 - Provided support for rearranging the visible columns in Treegrid.

    Bug Fixes

    • #166579 - Issue with RowDragStop event while canceling the event has been fixed.
    • #166690 - Toolbar renders with add and edit icons even when the toolbarItems array is empty has been fixed.
    • #165100 - It is now possible to change column resize mode using ColumnResizeSettings property.
    • #166765 - Issue while changing self-referential data source via setModel has been fixed.

    TreeView

    Features

    • #157634 – Provided the option to highlight the full row of TreeView node in TreeView control.

    XlsIO

    Features

    • Support for advanced filter is provided.
    • Support for comment in ODS export is provided.

    Breaking changes

    • The method AdvancedFilters is now added in IWorksheet interface.
    • The methods SetPreviousBaseItem and SetNextBaseItem are now added in IPivotField interface.

    Bug fixes

    • #163654 - Argument out of range exception is no longer thrown when opening Excel document with shapes.
    • #163633 - Data validation and conditional formatting are properly updated in XLS format.
    • #163489 - File corruption issue while creating a document with single column sorting is resolved.
    • #163056 - Issue with improper relative hyperlink address is fixed.
    • #163490 - Issue with percent values for Top10 auto filters is fixed.
    • #165013 - Issues with cell merge and its text data while copying ranges are fixed.
    • #163802 - Issue with comment shapes while moving ranges is fixed.
    • #163473, #165498 - File is no longer corrupted while setting ShowDataFieldInRow property to true.
    • #164435 - Circular reference exception thrown while moving a cell range is resolved.
    • #164782, #159383 - Not a legal OleAut date exception thrown while converting Excel document to PDF in Greek culture is fixed.
    • #163341, #163474 - Issue with pivot filter types is fixed.
    • #161896 - Incorrect row height while merging the row with wrapped cells is fixed.
    • #154681 - Text formatting issues in chart elements like data label, title, legend and axis title are fixed.
    • #163882 - Issues with conditional formatting of CFType cell formula are fixed.
    • #165559 - Exception is no longer thrown on accessing formula values from conditional formats.
    • #163337 - Application hangs while opening Excel file with pivot table has been fixed.
    • #163560, #166624 - Formulas updation issue after inserting rows has been fixed.
    • #157952 - Issue with removal of comments while moving a range has been fixed.
    • #164858 - Exception while saving a document by deleting a row with filter, is no longer thrown.
    • #164758 - File corruption issue while re-saving in German culture has been fixed.
    • #165805 - Looping issue while opening an Excel document with absolute anchored shapes has been fixed.
    • #166878 - Null reference exception is no longer thrown while copying empty cells to new workbook.
    • #162207 - Issue with repeated pages in Excel to PDF conversion has been fixed.
    • #164282 - Exception while converting Excel document with merged cells into PDF is no longer thrown.
    • #164782 - Exception while converting Excel document with pivot source into PDF is no longer thrown.
    • #164782 - Exception while converting Excel document with invalid PrintTitleRows or PrintTitleColumns into PDF is no longer thrown.
    • #164782 - Argument out of range exception while accessing a row beyond the row limit in Excel to PDF conversion is no longer thrown.
    • #166246 - The issue with different margin values in Excel to PDF conversion is fixed.
    • #166144 - Center aligned texts are properly rendered in worksheet to image conversion.
    • #165809 - Charts with single data label is properly converted to image.
    • #164782 - Exception with input string was not in a correct format is no longer thrown while converting an Excel document into PDF.
    • #163682 - Invalid named range exception is no longer thrown while importing data table.
    • #165498 - Argument out of range exception thrown on ImportDataTable() is fixed.
    • #162765 - Incorrect cell values in table ranges on PDF conversion is fixed.
    • #164462 - Issue with image position in Excel to PDF conversion is fixed.
    • #163287 - Column width is preserved properly in Excel to HTML conversion.
    • #162449 - Index out of range exception will not be thrown on chart to image conversion.
    • #162635 - Issues with series name, font size and fill color in Excel chart to image conversion are fixed.