.NET 7 WPF News

Let Users View PDFs in your WPF Apps

November 24, 2023
Integrate a native PDF viewer into your application, eliminating the need for third-party software.

A PDF viewer allows users to seamlessly open, view and interact with PDF documents directly within a software application. This eliminates the need to switch between separate programs, enhancing user convenience and streamlining workflows.

Several WPF PDF components provide viewing capabilities including:

  • DevExpress WPF PDF Viewer (part of DevExpress WPF) lets users view, navigate, and manipulate PDF documents within your WPF applications.
  • ComponentOne Studio WPF PDF (part of ComponentOne Studio WPF) by MESCIUS can display, save, and print PDF documents with ease in your WPF applications.
  • Telerik UI PDF for WPF (part of Telerik UI for WPF) empowers your WPF applications with comprehensive PDF viewing and annotation capabilities.
  • Syncfusion WPF PDF (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) seamlessly integrates PDF viewing, annotation, and form filling into your WPF applications.
  • XFINIUM.PDF includes a lightweight and high performance PDF viewer for WPF applications with zooming support.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of WPF PDF components.

Compare WPF PDF Components

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:

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:

Visualizing Data by Adding Charts to WPF Spreadsheets

November 20, 2023
Transform complex data into compelling visualizations using .NET WPF spreadsheet components. Enhance data analysis and insights with interactive charts and graphs.

Charts are integral to spreadsheets, enabling users to transform data into visually compelling representations. These graphical formats, such as pie, line, bar, and area charts, effectively convey complex information by highlighting trends, patterns, and anomalies. Spreadsheet software with advanced charting capabilities empowers users to create dynamic charts that adapt seamlessly to data updates, making them invaluable tools for reporting, presentations, and data analysis.

Several .NET WPF spreadsheet components provide chart support including:

  • DevExpress WPF Spreadsheet (Part of DevExpress WPF) helps you visualize spreadsheet data effectively with a comprehensive collection of charts for WPF.
  • Infragistics WPF Spreadsheet (Part of Infragistics Ultimate UI for WPF) enhances WPF spreadsheet data analysis and insights with a wide range of customizable charts and graphs.
  • Spread.NET WPF by MESCIUS (formerly GrapeCity) creates impactful data visualizations with a variety of built-in charts for WPF spreadsheets.
  • Telerik WPF Spreadsheet (Part of Telerik UI for WPF) elevates data presentation in WPF spreadsheets with a rich collection of interactive charts and graphs.

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

Compare .NET WPF Spreadsheet Components

Generate Reports in .NET and Deploy on macOS and Linux

November 3, 2023
Learn how to create and edit DevExpress Report documents within the Visual Studio Code IDE.

DevExpress Reporting is a powerful and flexible reporting solution for .NET developers. It allows you to create reports of any complexity, from simple data tables to complex dashboards and interactive visualizations. DevExpress Reporting supports a wide range of data sources, including SQL databases, Entity Framework, and custom objects. It also offers a variety of export options, including PDF, XLSX, HTML, and RTF.

DevExpress Reporting is also available as part DevExpress DXperience and DevExpress Universal, a suite of over 600 UI controls and libraries for building high-impact business solutions for Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, Blazor and more.

Create and Modify DevExpress Reports in Visual Studio Code (VS Code) on macOS and Linux (CTP).

The DevExpress Visual Studio Code Report Designer Extension allows you to create and edit DevExpress Report documents within the Visual Studio Code IDE.

A recent blog post by the DevExpress Reporting Team guides you through the setup process on macOS and illustrates how you can leverage the extension's capabilities to develop and modify existing reports.

Read the full blog now to learn more about this powerful capability.