ASP.NET Core 7 News

Enhance Teamwork with PDF Annotation Editing

November 29, 2023
IronPDF for .NET v2023.12.6 makes it easier to collaborate on documents with the ability to access and modify annotations in a PDF file.

IronPDF for .NET is a versatile PDF library that is compatible with .NET 5, 6, 7, .NET Core, Standard, and .NET Framework. Designed for C#, F#, and VB.NET, it empowers developers to effortlessly generate, format, edit, and extract content from PDF documents. IronPDF faithfully renders HTML, CSS, images, and JavaScript, closely mimicking Google Chrome's output.

IronPDF for .NET 2023.12.6 adds a new Annotations API which enables you to retrieve and edit document annotations. Once retrieved, you can change the value of the annotation properties such as its title, contents as well as the X and Y coordinates via the PdfDocument.Annotations collection. The use of these sticky-note-like comments provide a convenient way to add further information, reminders and feedback throughout the PDF document. With this, your applications can offer their users a more effective means of collaboration.

To see a full list of what's new in 2023.12.6, see our release notes.

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Illustrate Data by Adding Charts to ASP.NET Core Spreadsheets

November 27, 2023
Visualize your spreadsheet's data and trends with charts, improving data communication and enhancing decision making.

Charts help to transform complex numerical spreadsheet data into easily understandable graphical representations. They make it easier to identify patterns, trends, and relationships within the data, enabling faster comprehension and identification of key insights. This visual approach enhances communication and promotes informed decision-making. Charts can be particularly useful for presentations and performance tracking, allowing for effective data sharing and dissemination of insights.

Several ASP.NET Core spreadsheet controls offer charting support including:

  • IronXL by Iron Software is a lightweight and easy-to-use library which can be used for creating charts in ASP.NET Core spreadsheets. It supports a broad selection of chart types, such as bar charts, line charts, pie charts, and scatter plots.
  • Document Solutions for Excel, .NET Edition by MESCIUS (formerly GrapeCity) is a comprehensive library for working with Excel files in ASP.NET Core applications. It includes a powerful charting module that supports a wide range of chart types and customization options.
  • Aspose.Cells for .NET is a mature and feature-rich library for creating charts in ASP.NET Core spreadsheets. It supports a variety of charts, including custom chart types.

Alternatively, many spreadsheet controls are available as part of multi-function suites:

  • DevExpress ASP.NET Core Spreadsheet (part of DevExpress ASP.NET and Blazor) is a popular and well-supported spreadsheet component which supports adding charts. It offers a user-friendly interface and supports a comprehensive range of chart types and extensive customization possibilities.
  • Infragistics ASP.NET Core Spreadsheet (part of Infragistics Ignite UI) is a powerful and versatile library which allows you to create charts in ASP.NET Core spreadsheets. It provides an extensive library of chart types and granular customization controls for crafting personalized charts.
  • Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Spreadsheet (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) is a high-performance ASP.NET Core component which lets you create charts in spreadsheets. It includes a rich collection of chart types and versatile customization options for tailoring charts to your audience and data.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of ASP.NET Core spreadsheets.

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Improve Office File Report Rendering with SkiaSharp

November 24, 2023
Telerik Reporting R3 2023 SP1 adds SkiaSharp-based rendering for reports created as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

Telerik Reporting is a comprehensive and lightweight embedded reporting tool for .NET web and desktop applications. It enables developers and reporting users to create, design, and export visually appealing, interactive, and reusable reports to effectively present analytical and business data. It supports various technologies, including ASP.NET Core, Blazor, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET AJAX, HTML5/JS, Angular, WPF, WinForms, and WinUI.

Telerik Reporting R3 2023 SP1 introduces SkiaSharp-based rendering for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. SkiaSharp is a 2D graphics API for .NET, based on Google's Skia Graphics Library. This cross-platform API means your rendered documents will look the same on all platforms that support it, such as Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS/iOS, Android, and Linux. SkiaSharp can leverage the hardware acceleration capabilities of modern devices so your reports will be rendered faster and more smoothly.

To see a full list of what's new in R3 2023 SP1, see our release notes.

Telerik Reporting is available to buy in the following products:

Securing Spreadsheets in ASP.NET Core Apps

November 22, 2023
Help users protect sensitive spreadsheet data from unauthorized access, modification or deletion.

Spreadsheet security features safeguard sensitive data within a spreadsheet. This can include password protection for opening the spreadsheet, encrypting the data, and setting permissions that control who can view or edit specific cells, ranges, or sheets. In an environment where spreadsheets contain confidential or proprietary information, such security features are crucial for preventing unauthorized access and ensuring that data manipulation is restricted to authorized users.

Several ASP.NET Core spreadsheet components provide spreadsheet security including:

  • IronXL by Iron Software protects sensitive data using spreadsheet permissions and passwords.
  • Aspose.Cells for .NET provides robust security features to protect your spreadsheet data, including access control and data validation.
  • Telerik Spread Processing (part of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core) offers comprehensive security mechanisms to safeguard your spreadsheet data, including worksheet protection.
  • Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Spreadsheet (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) ensures data integrity and confidentiality with advanced security measures including password encryption and workbook protection.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of ASP.NET Core Spreadsheet components.

Compare ASP.NET Core Spreadsheet Components

Create Web, Desktop, and Mobile Apps for .NET 8 with Telerik

November 21, 2023
The latest updates add support for .NET 8, enabling users to build modern applications and reporting solutions targeting the new .NET release.

Progress Telerik is a leading software publisher that provides a range of tools and solutions to help developers build and deploy modern applications. Its product range include UI libraries, reporting tools and testing frameworks. Telerik products are used by millions of developers around the world to build a wide variety of applications.

The following Telerik products have been updated with support for .NET 8, allowing developers to build web, desktop, mobile and reporting apps in the latest version of Microsoft's popular framework: