About Syncfusion Essential Studio ASP.NET Web Forms

Create standout line-of-business Web applications with this comprehensive collection of 40+ user interface, reporting and business intelligence controls.

Syncfusion Essential Studio for ASP.NET Web Forms helps you create standout line-of-business Web applications. It's UI offerings include a powerful data grid, charting, diagramming, a schedule control, gauges, menus, editors, notification and layout controls, and a navigation package. On the reporting side it includes libraries that enable your applications to read and write Microsoft Excel, Word, and PDF files, as well as a PDF viewer. For business intelligence needs, the suite provides 4 OLAP controls. All major browsers are supported, and the suite ships with more than 500 real-world samples.

Essential Studio ASP.NET Web Forms includes:

User Interface components – ASP.NET:

  • Essential Grid - A powerful data grid that can be bound to various data sources including ADO.NET entities, LINQ to SQL, data collections like List, BindingList and ADO.NET DataTables, DataViews and any IEnumerable or IQueryable collection. It comes with built-in AJAX support and can work with ASP.NET AJAX's UpdatePanel. Essential Grid provides built-in support for hierarchical viewing, grouping, multicolumn sorting, filtering, summarie, and various data editors. Various styling options are available for different sections of the control such as groups, filters, headers, footers, summaries and nested cells. Essential Grid can also be styled according to different states, such as adding new records, alternating records and grouping indented cells.
  • Essential Tools - A collection of dozens of useful, customizable UI controls.  Its elements include a Ribbon control, Tree View, Rich-Text Editor, Button Adv, menus, a drag-drop manager, a toolbar package, a tab strip control, a group bar, rating, splitter, rotator and snap controls.
  • Essential Chart - A high-performance charting component that is easy to use and visually stunning. It includes 30+ chart types ranging from simple column charts to specialized financial charts. The charts are highly customizable and have a powerful data model that makes binding data simple.
  • Essential Diagram - An extensible, high-performance .NET diagramming framework for ASP.NET applications. It can be used for developing Microsoft Visio-like interactive graphics and diagramming applications. It stores graphical objects in a node graph and renders those objects on the screen. Essential Diagram supports both vector and raster graphics on the drawing surface.
  • Essential Schedule - This control creates AJAX-enabled calendars similar to those found in Microsoft Outlook, with day, week, work week, month, and resource views. It offers a rich, very interactive UI. Users can perform operations such as creating, editing and rescheduling appointments. Rescheduling and resizing appointments can be done through drag-and-drop operations. Essential Schedule includes support for recurrence patterns and Outlook-style reminders and is highly customizable. Interoperability is enabled with Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, and many other products.
  • Essential Gauge - The circular gauge provides an interface similar to analog speedometers, process controls and clocks, using pointers, ticks and labels to indicate scaled values. The linear gauge represents numeric values in a horizontal or vertical slider by using pointers, ticks and labels. Both feature numerous customization options, including 13+ built-in skins that allow you to easily create just the right look for your application.

Reporting components – ASP.NET:

  • Essential XlsIO - A .NET library that can read and write Microsoft Excel file. It features a full-fledged object model similar to the Microsoft Office Automation libraries, but operates more than 100 times faster than Office Automation. The library is built for usage on servers where speed and memory usage are critical. Essential XlsIO can be used on systems that do not have Microsoft Excel installed, making it an excellent report engine for tabular data.
  • Essential DocIO - A .NET library that can read, write, and modify Microsoft Word files. It features a full-fledged object model similar to the Microsoft Office Automation libraries. Essential DocIO can be used on systems that do not have Microsoft Word installed to create richly-formatted Word Reports.  It works more than 100 times faster than MS Word automation and consumes much less memory compared to that of MS Word.
  • Essential PDF - A .NET library that can create and modify Adobe PDF files that are standards-compliant. It does not have any external dependencies, offers the best-in-class feature set for working with Unicode and right-to-left text, and has been optimized for use on servers where speed and memory usage are critical. It can easily handle multiple requests for report generation in scenarios such as Web sites serving reports to hundreds of simultaneous users.
  • Essential Grouping - A high-performance grouping engine that can group any list of data. It is highly optimized and can handle large amounts of dynamic data. It features support for related data and filters. All aspects of the grouping engine are extensible, and users can add functionalities as needed.
  • Essential Calculate - This component allows you to add extensive calculation support to your business objects and easily set up forms that have calculation dependencies among various controls. Essential Calculate comes with a function library of more than 150 entries, and supports cross-sheet references. When used in conjunction with Essential XlsIO, you can fully load, manipulate, and compute Excel spreadsheets with no dependence on Excel.
  • Essential ProjIO - A native .NET non-UI library that enables applications to read and write Microsoft Project XML documents without relying on Microsoft Project. It does not use COM interop, and it is built from scratch in C#. Essential ProjIO can be used in any .NET environment including C# and VB.NET.

Business Intelligence components – ASP.NET:

  • Essential BI Grid - This component can be used to summarize, analyze, explore and present summaries for critical enterprise data, allowing informed decisions to be made. Data-source support ranges from SQL Server Analysis Services to any XMLA-compatible OLAP database like Mondrian. With its in-memory pivot engine, you can also bind to any standard relational data source. 
  • Essential BI Client - A great ad hoc analysis tool that can be easily bound to any OLAP database. It's available in two flavors: as an application or as a control that you can embed within your app. End users have all the dimensions, measures, and KPIs available at their disposal to perform ad hoc analysis. End users can slice and dice data as they wish with slicers, filters, summaries, and more. They can intuitively drag and drop measures and dimensions into horizontal or vertical axes to pivot data as desired.
  • Essential BI Chart - This component provides a great way to visualize business intelligence data buried in OLAP and relational databases. This interactive control with drill-down capabilities allows you to surface big-picture data, making it available at your fingertips. Data source support ranges from SQL Server Analysis Services to any XMLA-compatible OLAP database like Mondrian. With its in-memory pivot engine, you can also bind to any standard relational data source.


Benefits of working with Syncfusion:

  • Straightforward Licensing - Syncfusion offers simple per-user licensing, with no runtimes, royalties or server deployment fees.
  • Rich Feature Set - Syncfusion works hard to provide functionality beyond what other competing solutions offer. For example, many data grids offer support for exporting to Microsoft Excel, but in reality just export to HTML and rename the file with an .XLS extension, causing many problems for the end user, such as displaying security alerts and incorrect formatting. In comparison, the Syncfusion DataGrid control contains over 100,000 lines of code to provide accurate exporting to Excel. All components in the toolkit solve real problems; Syncfusion never include controls just to increase the total count. Every component has been built as a solution to an issue that developers face when creating enterprise applications.
  • Real-world Samples - One of the ways Syncfusion ensure that their components are enterprise-ready is by building several proof-of-concept samples for line-of-business applications, which ship with the SDK. Most of the samples push the control to its limit, so you can truly evaluate whether it meets your requirements now and in the future.
  • Support - Each Syncfusion license comes with 1 year of technical support and updates. Support is available through the sophisticated Direct-Trac support system, built from the ground up to support enterprise customers and their needs in a streamlined manner. Support incidents can be created and tracked to completion 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access to phone support is also included with each license’s subscription.