.NET 8 WPF News

Control Data With Effortless Sorting in WPF Reports

July 19, 2024
Uncover hidden insights and streamline analysis with intuitive report sorting for a more efficient and insightful exploration of your data.

Effective reporting components benefit greatly from robust sorting functionality. This allows users to quickly organize data by any relevant column, facilitating identification of trends, outliers, and specific values. Sorting is particularly valuable for large datasets, enabling users to prioritize high-value information and tailor reports to their specific needs. This improves data exploration efficiency and user satisfaction within the reporting tool.

Several WPF reporting components support data sorting, including:

  • ActiveReports.NET by MESCIUS empowers dynamic in-report data sorting through user interaction or via expressions.
  • DevExpress Reports by DevExpress offers a user-friendly interface for sorting data directly within the report designer, supporting multi-level sorting.
  • Telerik Reporting provides robust data sorting capabilities, allowing you to sort by multiple fields and define custom sorting expressions.
  • Stimulsoft Reports.Wpf integrates seamless in-report sorting functionality, enabling users to sort data directly within the generated report.

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

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Edit and Delete Comments on Annotations in PDFs

July 11, 2024
Syncfusion Essential Studio WPF 2024 Volume 2 enables collaborative PDF annotation with commenting, replying, and status management.

Syncfusion Essential Studio WPF, available as part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise, is a powerful suite of over 95 UI controls, 50+ charts, and document processing libraries designed to boost the development of high-performance line-of-business applications for the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) framework. With built-in themes, touch-friendly interfaces, and seamless Visual Studio integration, it empowers developers to craft modern, feature-rich, and cross-platform experiences with ease.

The Syncfusion Essential Studio WPF 2024 Volume 2 (26.1.35) release enhances the PDF Viewer by allowing users to add, edit, and delete comments on annotations within PDF documents. Users can reply to comments and set their status through the comment panel, facilitating dynamic and interactive document review. By enabling replies and status tracking, reviewers can have threaded discussions and ensure all feedback is addressed, improving the overall efficiency and clarity of the review process.

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

Syncfusion Essential Studio WPF 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.

Learn more on our Syncfusion Essential Studio WPF product page.

Size Up Your CAD Designs with New ScaleBar

July 10, 2024
Eyeshot 2024.2 by devDept Software provides an on-screen ruler for real-time size estimation, eliminating guesswork during initial design phases.

Eyeshot by devDept Software empowers you to integrate robust CAD functionalities into your .NET applications. Supporting both Windows Forms and WPF natively, it offers a comprehensive suite of tools accessible through the Visual Studio toolbox. These include Design for 2D/3D geometry creation and editing, Drawing for automatic 2D view generation, Simulation for geometry validation, and Manufacture for CNC toolpath generation and simulation.

The Eyeshot 2024.2 release introduces a valuable new feature: the ScaleBar UI element. This on-screen tool acts as a visual ruler within your modelling environment, providing a quick and easy way to estimate the size of your 3D geometry directly in the viewport. Especially useful in the early design stages, the ScaleBar eliminates guesswork and ensures your model aligns with real-world dimensions. This streamlines your workflow by allowing you to design with confidence, knowing the true size of your objects at a glance.

To see a full list of what's new in version 2024.2, see our release notes.

Eyeshot is licensed per developer and is available as an annual license, with either Lite or Priority support. See our licensing pages for Eyeshot Pro, Eyeshot Ultimate, and Eyeshot Fem for full details.

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Let Users Extract Content from PDF Documents

June 26, 2024
Boost user productivity in .NET 8 WPF document processor apps by integrating a PDF viewer for easy text and image extraction.

.NET 8 WPF PDF viewers with content extraction capabilities empower end users to unlock valuable information from PDF documents. This functionality goes beyond simply viewing the document and allows users to extract both text and image content. This extracted data can then be saved for further analysis, integrated into other applications, or used to populate forms and reports, streamlining workflows and enhancing the overall user experience.

Several .NET 8 WPF PDF viewer components enable content extraction from PDFs including:

  • DevExpress WPF PDF Viewer (part of DevExpress for WPF) allows you to extract text and images efficiently from PDF documents for enhanced content manipulation.
  • Telerik UI PDF for WPF (part of Telerik UI for WPF) facilitates text and image extraction from PDFs, enabling comprehensive content processing within WPF applications.
  • XFINIUM.PDF CROSS PLATFORM EDITION lets you retrieve text and images from PDF files across multiple platforms for versatile content handling.
  • ImageGear for .NET by Accusoft provides robust tools for extracting text and images from PDF documents, ensuring precise and reliable content access and analysis.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our .NET 8 WPF PDF viewer components comparison.

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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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