ASP.NET Core 8 News

Merge Templates with Mustache Syntax in C#

July 9, 2024
TX Text Control provides a powerful, MS Word compatible MailMerge engine that can be used to merge data into templates.

TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET is a server-side component that equips developers with a powerful word processing engine for web applications. It integrates seamlessly with ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, popular frameworks like Angular and React, and JavaScript, allowing you to build dynamic document editing and generation features directly within your web applications. This empowers you to create documents on the fly using data from various sources, edit existing documents in the browser, and handle functionalities like PDF processing and form filling, all on the server-side.

Mail Merge is a fundamental requirement for word processing applications. In this blog post, Text Control's Bjoern Meyer shows you to use Mustache Syntax with your TX Text Control web applications to insert merge fields into templates in formats that do not support MS Word merge fields, such as TXT or HTML. He also demonstrates how to use merge block to repeat content based on a collection of items. Detailed code is included to get you on your way.

Read the full blog and discover the power of using mustache syntax along with TX Text Control's MailMerge engine.

TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET is licensed per Developer and includes Run-time licensing for up to 5 Servers. Licensing is perpetual, and include a 1-year subscription. See our TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET licensing page for more details.

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Visually Enhance Data Selection in ASP.NET Core

July 3, 2024
Enhance ASP.NET Core applications with image comboboxes, seamlessly integrating dropdown menus with the visual clarity of iconography.

An image combobox is a custom UI component that combines a traditional dropdown menu with the ability to display an image alongside each item. Image comboboxes can enhance user experience by providing a more intuitive way to identify and select options, especially for items that benefit from visual representation. This approach can be particularly useful for non-text-based data or for catering to users who prefer visual cues. Image comboboxes are valuable for tasks like selecting product variations based on color or choosing countries with a flag icons.

Several ASP.NET Core data editor controls support image combobox functionality, including:

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

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Visualize Data Points in Chronological Order

July 1, 2024
Syncfusion Essential Studio ASP.NET Core 2024 Volume 2 adds a new Timeline component to help users easily grasp the flow of information.

Syncfusion Essential Studio ASP.NET Core, available as part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise, empowers developers with a comprehensive suite of over 80 enterprise-grade UI components specifically designed for building modern and highly functional web applications. Leveraging the latest advancements in ASP.NET Core, it offers exceptional performance and scalability, streamlining development by eliminating the need for extensive custom coding. From data visualization tools like interactive charts and grids to sophisticated navigation elements and responsive layouts, Essential Studio equips developers with the building blocks to create rich user experiences, improve application efficiency, and accelerate time-to-market.

The Syncfusion Essential Studio ASP.NET Core 2024 Volume 2 (26.1.35) release introduces the production-ready Timeline component which displays a series of data in chronological order, providing a visually compelling and user-friendly experience. It can be used to showcase user activities, tracking progress, narrating historical timelines, and more. Built-in features include orientation, opposite content, item alignment, reverse timeline, and template customization.

To see a full list of what's new in 2024 Volume 2 (26.1.35), see our release notes.

Syncfusion Essential Studio ASP.NET Core is available as part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise which is licensed per developer starting with a Team License of up to five developers. It is available as a 12 Month Timed Subscription License which includes support and maintenance. See our Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise licensing page for full details.

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Edit Word Documents with Enhanced Text Styling

July 1, 2024
IronWord for .NET 2024.6.1 broadens text formatting support with customizable shadows, reflections, gradients, 3D effects, and more.

IronWord for .NET by Iron Software is a C# library designed to enable developers to programmatically manage and manipulate Microsoft Word documents within .NET applications. This tool provides Word document processing functionality, such as creating, editing, and converting Word documents (DOC and DOCX) without the need for Microsoft Office dependencies or Interop. It offers a user-friendly API for working with document elements like text, paragraphs, tables, and images, and supports a range of document operations, including text formatting, image embedding, and complex document constructions.

The IronWord for .NET 2024.6.1 update offers a wider range of text styling options, including the ability to apply and modify 3D effects, gradients, reflections, glows, outlines, shadows, and underlines. The addition of these advanced styling options helps developers deliver richer, more engaging content experiences in document-centric applications, improving both the aesthetics and the functional appeal of generated documents.

To see a full list of what's new in 2024.6.1, see our release notes.

IronWord for .NET is licensed based on the number of developers, organization locations and projects, and is available as a Perpetual license with one free year of product updates and support services. See our IronWord for .NET licensing page for full details.

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Cascading Parameters Refine Dashboard Exploration

June 25, 2024
DevExpress BI Dashboard 24.1 streamlines user interaction by dynamically filtering dependent parameters based on parent selections.

DevExpress BI Dashboard (part of DevExpress Universal) empowers you to craft interactive dashboards for desktop, web and mobile applications. It provides a visual designer for building dashboards without writing code, allowing you to drag-and-drop various data visualization widgets onto the canvas. These widgets connect to your data sources and update dynamically, offering real-time insights to end users. The tool also supports customization through properties and events, enabling you to tailor the look and feel of the dashboards to perfectly integrate with your application's design.

The DevExpress BI Dashboard 24.1 release adds support for cascading parameters. This powerful feature allows you to create intuitive filter hierarchies within your dashboards. Imagine selecting a value in a parent parameter, then watching as the options in a dependent parameter automatically update to reflect the chosen filter. This eliminates the need for users to manually navigate through potentially overwhelming dropdown lists, fostering a more focused and efficient experience. Cascading parameters empower you to design dashboards that guide users towards deeper insights within your data.

To see a full list of what's new in version 24.1, see our release notes.

DevExpress BI Dashboard is included as part of DevExpress Universal which is licensed per developer and is available as a Perpetual License with a 12 month support and maintenance subscription. See our DevExpress Universal licensing page for full details.

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