Essential Studio for Xamarin.Android Release Notes (Beta)

v17.2.0.28
June 27, 2019

DocIO

Features

  • #227695, #144419, #129497, #F136030, #118915 – Added group shapes support in DOCX to PDF conversion.
  • #217347, #237135 - Added support to perform Mail merge using ADO.NET Objects.
  • #227388 - New event has been added to customize clearing each unmerged merge fields during Mail merge.
  • #208057 - Added support for warnings to show unmatched merge fields and groups during Mail merge.
  • #209444 - API has been added to access the new instance (WPicture or WTextRange) to be replaced in Mail merge event arguments.
  • #208534 - API has been added to update the Word document fields while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #222516 - RTL text rendering algorithm has been improved in Word to PDF conversion.

Bug Fixes

  • #233421 - Empty paragraph preservation issue has been resolved while replacing text with table.
  • #232599 - The ArgumentOutOfRangeException will no longer be thrown while opening an RTF format document.
  • #231722 - HTML end tag is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to HTML format document.
  • #231594 - Dropdown form field is now preserved properly while converting an HTML to RTF format document.    
  • #225752,#230460,#230460 - Line space preservation issue has been resolved when updating the Word document fields.
  • #F142931 - The DocProperty value is now preserved properly while converting a Word document as PDF.    
  • #219214,#228161 - Merge field is now properly updated while executing Nested Mail merge.
  • #233913 - Right to left text is now preserved properly in DOCX to DOCX conversion.
  • #232775 - Header and Footer contents are now preserved properly in XML to DOCX format conversion.
  • #232718 - The Content control text is now preserved properly in DOCX to Text format conversion.
  • #F143772 - Nested bookmark is now preserved properly while opening a DOC format Word document.
  • #F143774 - Table cell contents are now preserved properly while applying horizontal merge to the table.
  • #232505 - Font is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #232502 - Content is now preserved properly while converting an RTF to HTML format conversion.
  • #232265 - Spacing issue has been resolved while converting an HTML to DOCX format document.
  • #231592 - TOC content is now preserved properly while updating table of content in Word document.
  • #231721 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #226490 - Corruption issue has been resolved while saving the DOCX format Word document.
  • #F143006 - Text is now preserved properly while replacing the bookmark content in DOC format document.
  • #228442 - Table alignment is now cloned properly while cloning the Word document.
  • #228370 - Table styles are now preserved properly while converting an HTML to DOCX format document.
  • #226490 - Corruption issue has been resolved while saving the DOC format Word document.
  • #230678, #228611 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #229685 - Table border is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #229738 - Text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #231056 - Border is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #231712 – The NullReferenceException will be no longer thrown while updating fields in the Word document.
  • #231056 - Text overlapping issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #F142888, #229094 - Table cell borders are now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #228272 - Table border is now preserved properly while converting an RTF format document to PDF.
  • #227754 - Multiple TOC page numbers are updated properly while calling the UpdateTableOfContents method.
  • #231550 - Performance has been improved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #231426 - Hanging issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #229685 - Font is now embedded properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #229891 - Hanging issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #228974 - Ref field result is now preserved properly while updating the Word document fields.
  • #228974 - Unknown field result is now preserved properly while updating the Word document fields.
  • #228968 - Hanging issue has been resolved while updating the Word document fields.
  • #231751 - Space is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #227429 - Border is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #228386 - Text with capital style is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #228319 - Page border is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #212671, #212772, #220859, #230072, #232381 - List style name is now updated properly while opening and saving a Word document.
  • #228049- Image position is now preserved properly while saving an RTF format Word document.
  • #231842- Content control text formatting is now preserved properly while parsing DOCX document.
  • #234841 - Watermark is now preserved properly while opening a DOC format Word document.
  • #235667 - Data inside the table is now preserved properly while updating alternate chunks in a Word document.
  • #231056 – IF field text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #231677 - Image is now preserved properly while saving a Word document.
  • #228049- Table left indent value is now preserved properly while opening an RTF document.
  • #234817 - Text color is now preserved properly while resaving a Word document.
  • #234270 - Content control text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #234335 - Table preservation issue has been resolved while opening and saving a Word document.
  • #228049 - Header and Footer distance is now preserved properly while saving an RTF format Word document.
  • #231431 - The System.OverFlowException will no longer be thrown while saving a DOCX format Word document.
  • #234971 - Table cells are now preserved properly while converting a Word document to Image.
  • #234698 - The ArgumentOutOfRangeException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #234693 - Hanging issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #233642 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while converting an RTF to PDF.
  • #231056 - Spacing issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF
  • #230817 - Table cell is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #232331 - Shape is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #234841 - Tab is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #234972 - Table is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #234972 - Pagination issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #234841 - Table is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #233810 - Text is now aligned properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #233810 - Picture is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #232331 - Text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #232770 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #229546 - Text is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #231056 - Spacing issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #234409 - Frame content is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #236156 - Pagination issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #236611 - Footnote is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #236070 - Parentheses are now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #236156 - Hanging issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #235770 - Checkbox symbol is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to PDF.
  • #233383 - Memory usage is now optimized while converting a Word document to PDF with Chinese text.
  • #234978 - Table is now preserved properly while converting a Word document to Image.

PDF

Features

  • #230886 – Added support for trailer ID in both new and existing PDF documents.
  • Added support for adding PDF annotation comments and reviews.
  • #225704 – Added support for creating PDF 2.0 documents.
  • #141255, #226165 – Added save progress support for an existing PDF document.
  • #235204 – Added PDF light table column width proportional sizing support.

Bug Fixes

  • #231273 - Free text and polygon annotation are now preserving properly while flattening the PDF document.
  • #231625 - Review status is now preserving properly while exporting or importing the annotations.
  • #231273 - Object null reference exception no longer occurs while flattening the PDF documents.
  • #231795, #231668, #231273, #233045 - Review status and layer are now preserving properly while importing annotations from the XFDF file.
  • #226015 - Grouped annotations are now preserving properly while importing or exporting the annotations.
  • #232559 - PDF form fields are now cloned properly.
  • #233194 – Text is now preserving properly while filling form fields.
  • #232477, #232754 - Application will no longer crash while importing pages from the PDF document.
  • #228012, #231381 - Form fields are now preserving properly when loading a PDF document in different instances.
  • #226230 - Form fields will never be missing while importing pages from a PDF document.
  • #232496 - File size will no longer increase while continuously saving a PDF document.
  • #233102 – Invalid cast exception will no longer occur while flattening the combo box fields.
  • #233004 – Form fields size is now preserving properly while flattening form fields.
  • #231901, #228043 - Annotations are now flattened properly in a PDF document.
  • #231965, #231964 - Now, you will get proper exception messages while creating the QR barcodes with incorrect values.
  • #230688 - Document will no longer corrupt while saving the encrypted PDF document.
  • #230023 - Output document will no longer corrupt while loading the PDF documents.
  • #228375 - Annotations are now preserved properly while flatting them.
  • #228486 - Key not found exception will no longer occur while loading PDF document.
  • #232754 - Exception will no longer occur while importing pages from existing PDF document.
  • #228202, #228667 - Output document will no longer corrupt while merging the PDF documents.
  • #228635, #226614 - Exception will no longer occurs while obtaining destination from annotation.
  • #231801 - Exception will no longer occur while opening 256-bit protected document in Nuance PDF.
  • #228341 - Code 128, code 32, and code 93 extended barcodes are now rendered properly.
  • #228336 - Null reference exception will no longer occur while merging the PDF documents.
  • #227845 - Acroform fields tab index is now retrieved properly.
  • #229922, #234322 – Color is now preserving properly while using PDF linear gradient brush with vertical mode.
  • #226451 - Font is now retrieved properly in the free text annotation.
  • #231299 - Null reference exception will no longer occur while saving a PDF document with Incremental update.
  • #142705 - QR barcode is now preserved properly while using special characters.
  • #237633 – Exception will no longer occur while signing PDF with timestamp server.
  • #237481 – Output document will never corrupt when open/save it using open and repair.
  • #237481 – Output document will never corrupt while changing the document permissions.
  • #236168 – Named destination will be added properly.
  • #234809, #144285, #235480, #237790, #237790 – Position is now proper while adding signature field to the existing PDF file.
  • #234458 – PdfLoadedPage client size is now retrieved properly.
  • #233768 – Layers are now preserved properly when flattening annotations.
  • #228341 – Code 93 and Code 93 extended barcode are not generated properly.
  • #235715 – Preservation issue will no longer occur while drawing PDF grid.
  • Combo box field values are now exported properly.
  • #234957 – Values are now preserved properly in MAC Preview, when filling or flattening form fields.

Presentation

Features

  • #236376 - Support has been added to PowerPoint write protection.
  • #237068 - Support has been added to get the dynamic height of a PowerPoint table.

Bug Fixes

  • #212572, #229361 - The group-shapes will now be rendered properly if vertical or horizontal flips applied along with rotations.
  • #229361 - Table cell background is now properly applied for vertically merged cells in PowerPoint to PDF conversion.
  • #232725 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while converting PowerPoint to PDF.
  • #230386 - The StackOverflowException will no longer be thrown while accessing paragraph font color.
  • #230575 - Formatting will be preserved properly after cloning and merging a PowerPoint slide with destination theme.
  • #232687 - Chart axis and labels will now be rendered properly in PowerPoint to PDF conversion.
  • #233799 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while cloning OLE Object in master slide.
  • #231053 - Chart data label color will not be changed while cloning a PowerPoint slide with chart.
  • #233982 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while parsing customized master slide.
  • #236894 - Hanging issue has been resolved while parsing a PowerPoint with sound transition.
  • #236892 - The IndexOutOfRangeException will no longer be thrown while converting PowerPoint to Image.
  • #232687 - Value axis title will be aligned properly while converting PowerPoint to PDF.
  • #236432 - The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown while converting PowerPoint to PDF in Xamarin.Android.

SfAutoComplete

Features

  • #231439 - DropDownBorderColor support has been provided.
  • #232276 - NoResultsFound customization has been implemented.
  • #143697 - Attribute support has been provided.

SfCalendar

Features

  • #204121 - Support has been provided to change the number of weeks in Month view for SfCalendar.
  • #143348 - Decade view and Century view supports have been provided for SfCalendar.

Breaking Changes

  • The default view mode of YearView has been changed to Month view. It can be modified using the YearViewMode property of SfCalendar.
  • Now, InlineView appointment height default value has been changed to 150.

SfChart

Features

  • The chart control supports to perform zooming based on pinch gesture direction.
  • Now, the chart control supports waterfall series type.
  • Now, the chart control supports to customize the appearance of individual axis element based on condition.

SfComboBox

Features

  • #231439 - DropDownBorderColor support has been provided.
  • #232276 - NoResultsFound customization has been implemented.
  • #143697 - Attribute support has been provided.

SfDataForm

Features

  • #207100, #139285, #215075, #216539, #142599 – Support has been provided to change the height of each DataFormItem in SfDataForm.
  • #204205, #142500 – Support has been provided to set the top or left LabelPosition for each DataFormItem in SfDataForm.

SfDataGrid

Features

  • ##199504, #216983, #219608 - Support has been provided to change the flow of text to the right-to-left direction.
  • #216007 - Support has been provided to unbound rows to display additional rows that are not bound to the underlying data source in DataGrid.

SfImageEditor

Bug fixes

  • #232793 – The NullReferenceException will no longer be thrown when deploying the Android SampleBrowser with ImageEditor more than five times.

SfMaps

Bug fixes

  • # 232802,# 232803 – Positioning the Marker and Zooming the maps work properly in low density devices.

SfNavigationDrawer

Features

  • #230577 - The ContentBackgroundColor API support has been provided to NavigationDrawer.

SfPdfViewer

Features

  • #191469, #223014, #224738, #225436 #226356, #228236, #230351 – Support for custom stamp annotation has been provided.
  • #196290, #200911, #211119, #233085 – Optimized the huge time taken while searching text in larger PDF document.
  • #233085 – Support to display loading indicator and the highlighted text instance count out of total occurrences while searching the text has been provided.
  • #226922 – Accessibility support for SfPdfViewer has been provided.
  • #226544 – Localization support for ScrollHead has been provided.

Bug Fixes

  • #232883 – Now, radio button with same form field groups can be selected properly.
  • #232731 - Scroller will no longer move to first page while entering input in the text box field presented in other pages.
  • #232733 - First item of combo box will not be selected or shown if the loaded document does not contain selection index.
  • #228010, #230801 – Buttons in the signature will not be cropped irrespective of device text size.
  • #233911 – Application will no longer crash when scrolling using scroll head.
  • #238398 – Form fields values are now preserved properly when saving the PDF document.
  • Radio button form fields are now working properly.
  • NullReferenceException will no longer occur when loading the particular PDF document.
  • InvalidOperationException will no longer occur when loading the particular PDF document.

SfPicker

Bug Fixes

  • #236621, #236972 -Now, SfPicker works properly using custom month logic.

SfPopupLayout

Features

  • Support has been provided to keep the pop-up open even when the back navigation key is pressed.

SfRadialMenu

Features

  • #216121 - Support has been provided to set the start angle of the radial menu item.

SfRangeSlider

Features

  • #216544 - Support has been provided to customize the touch behavior using ValueChangeMode.
  • The TouchUp and TouchDown events have been implemented.

SfRating

Features

  • Support has been provided to select a range of values when using custom views.

SfRotator

Features

  • Support has been provided for DataTemplateSelector in SfRotator.
  • The performance of SfRotator has been improved in this release.
  • The ItemTapped event and Command support have been provided for performing an action when tapping the items.

Bug Fixes

  • #238165 - Now, the SfRotator works properly when loading the items asynchronously.

SfSchedule

Features

  • #150133, #154111, #188784, #198541, #220657, #222172, #223609, #235542, #236744 – TimelineView support has been provided for SfSchedule.

SfTabView

Bug Fixes

  • #236890 - Now, the SelectedIndex is updated correctly when removing the items of drop-down in the OverFlow mode.

XlsIO

Features

  • #227983 - Exception, “Text length cannot be more than 32767” can be ignored using the ExcludeAdditionalCharacters flag.
  • #230550, #230543 - The QueryTable parameters have been implemented.

Breaking Changes

  • #227983 - ExcludeAdditionalCharacters has been added in IApplication class to ignore exception and exclude characters more than 32767 (maximum allowed characters) in a cell text.
  • #230550, #230543 - IParameters interface is added to represent the parameter collection of query table.
  • #230550, #230543 - Add() method is added in IParameters interface to add parameter to the query table.
  • #230550, #230543 - ExcelParameterDataType enum is added to represent the parameter data types.
  • #230550, #230543 - ExcelParameterType enum is added to represent the parameter types.
  • #230550, #230543 - IParameter interface is added to represent the parameter of query table.
  • #230550, #230543 - DataType property is added in IParameter interface to represent the SQL data type.
  • #230550, #230543 - Type property is added in IParameter interface to represent the parameter type.
  • #230550, #230543 - PromptString property is added in IParameter interface to represent the prompt string.
  • #230550, #230543 - Value property is added in IParameter interface to represent the parameter value.
  • #230550, #230543 - CellReference property is added in IParameter interface to represent the parameter cell reference.
  • #230550, #230543 - Name property is added in IParameter interface to represent the parameter name.
  • #230550, #230543 - RefreshOnChange property is added in IParameter interface to indicate whether the query table will be refreshed when the parameter is changed.
  • #230550, #230543 - Prompt property is added in IParameter interface that occurs when refreshing the table after setting the parameter type to prompt.
  • #230550, #230543 - SetParam() method is added in IParameter interface to set value to the parameter.
  • #230550, #230543 - Parameters property is added in QueryTableImpl class to represent the parameters of query table.
  • #234003 - IgnoreSheetNameException property is added in both IApplication interface and ApplicationImpl class, which gets or sets a boolean value to ignore duplicate worksheet name exception by adding a suffix at the end.
  • #222226 - HighLowLines property in IChartFormat class gets high-low lines of stock and line charts.
  • #222226 - DropLines property in IChartFormat class gets drop lines of stock, line and area charts.
  • #222226 - DropLineStyle property in IChartFormat class gets or sets drop lines or high-low lines or series lines.
  • #222226 - HasDropLines property in IChartFormat class gets or sets a boolean value denoting the drop lines of stock, line, or area charts.
  • #222226 - HasHighLowLines property in IChartFormat class gets or sets a boolean value denoting the high-low lines of stock or line charts.
  • #222226 - HasSeriesLines property in IChartFormat class gets or sets a boolean value denoting the series lines of pie of pie or bar of pie charts.
  • #F143384 - GetDirectPrecedents() method is implemented in IRange class to get the direct precedent cells, which are referred by a formula in another cell.
  • #F143384 - GetDirectDependents() method is implemented in IRange class to get the direct dependent cells, which refer to other cells.

Bug Fixes

  • #F144022, #224520 - Conditional formatting formula with sheet reference is now proper.
  • #227766, #231068 - Chart legend is now rendered properly while changing the chart type.
  • #232040, #232682 - Cell background color is now rendered properly on converting XML to XLSX format.
  • #229121 - Picture name is now updated properly after removing a picture and inserting a new picture.
  • #226753 - Exception is no longer thrown while opening an Excel file with formula in Dutch culture.
  • #230294 - Picture created with camera tool is now properly changed with the INDIRECT() formula.
  • #230697 - After accessing the used range, relative range indexer is now working properly.
  • #231469 - Application no longer hangs while opening an Excel file with picture that has unsupported elements.
  • #226860 - Performance will not degrade on exporting a range to a data table multiple times.
  • #229117 - Named range index is now updated properly while copying ranges from two different workbooks.
  • #228853 - Footer value in source worksheet no longer changes while modifying footer in cloned worksheet.
  • #228560 - Null reference exception is no longer thrown while cloning the workbook.
  • #224793 - Extra pages are no longer added with FitAllColumnsOnOnePage layout setting in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • #231271 - Timestamp is preserved in zip file.
  • #227209 - Argument out of range exception is no longer thrown while applying the template marker with UnKnownVariableAction.ReplaceBlank.
  • #232727 - Argument exception is no longer thrown while opening an Excel file with IgnoreErrors.
  • #228711 - Performance will not degrade on exporting data from Grid to Excel.
  • #226133 - ArgumentOutOfRangeException is no longer thrown while accessing a range from cloned workbook.
  • #225831 - NullReferenceException is no longer thrown while converting worksheet to PDF.
  • #229460 - Exception is no longer thrown while converting Excel to PDF with hyperlink.
  • #231882 - Performance will not degrade on exporting pivot grid to Excel.
  • #232040 - Cell Styles are now preserved properly after resaving the output file with Microsoft Excel.
  • #232473 - Macro name is now set properly in shapes.
  • #227998 - Pivot table with tabular layout no longer increases the page count in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • #230759 - Conditional formatting with discontinuous range is now preserved properly in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • #229528 - Exception is no longer thrown while opening a resaved Excel document with ExcelIgnoreError option.
  • #227410 - Pivot table field item is now preserved properly while resaving the Excel file with the IsRefreshOnLoad property.
  • #235570 - Exception is no longer thrown when setting date time value in general format without having date separators.
  • #233740 - Exception is no longer thrown on converting Excel to PDF with Doughnut chart.
  • #228415 - Ole object formula bar is now shown properly on resaving the Excel document with Ole object.
  • #236136 - Exception is no longer thrown while setting PivotFieldDataFormat as PercentageOfParent in pivot table.
  • #225098 - The position of form controls (CheckBox, ComboBox, OptionButton) is now updated properly on inserting row or column.
  • #234572 - Data validation is now properly preserved while resaving the Excel document.
  • #234003 - Exception is no longer thrown while setting existing name to the worksheet.
  • #225207 - Series missing issue with incompatible charts is fixed.
  • #233740 - Issue with “Textbox in chart is missing while resaving the Excel document” has been fixed.
  • #236712 - Performance is improved while saving Excel file in .NET Standard.
  • #235011 - Exception is no longer thrown while opening the Excel document with negative anchor row and column.
  • #199992 - Chart Axis interval is now preserved properly in chart to image conversion.
  • #234789 - Multiple filter is now working properly in pivot table while setting IsMultiFieldFilter to TRUE.
  • #234003 - Exception is no longer thrown while setting a name that is already in the existing sheet names collection.
  • #222226 - HighLowLines, DropLines, DropLineStyle, HasDropLines, HasHighLowLines and HasSeriesLines APIs are exposed.
  • #231382 - Spreadsheet XML is now stable.
  • #231382 - Named range is now stable.
  • #F141716 - Exception is no longer thrown while opening the Excel file when a namespace is not defined.
  • #F142864 - Exception is no longer thrown while accessing the IRange.Value property in multi-threading.
  • #F143467 - Argument null exception is no longer thrown while converting Excel to PDF.
  • #F143384 - Direct dependency in IRange is now working properly.
  • Issue with “Waterfall chart individual data label color is not changing” has been fixed.