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Syncfusion Introduces New ASP.NET Suite, Adds Universal App Support in Essential Studio 2014 Volume 2

Syncfusion, Inc., a developer solutions company, today announced the release of Essential Studio Enterprise Edition 2014, Volume 2, its second major release of the year. The release includes several key updates, including a new set of ASP.NET controls completely driven by HTML 5 and JavaScript, and introduces the company’s suite of universal Windows app controls.

The new version of Syncfusion’s ASP.NET suite is fully rendered on the client side to improve user interaction and performance. All the controls have a rich design time experience and also allow data binding to server-side data sources. Previous versions of Essential Studio for ASP.NET, now referred to as ASP.NET Classic, will continue to be supported.

“The response to enhancing our .NET web controls with HTML 5 and JavaScript has been very positive,” said Daniel Jebaraj, vice president of Syncfusion.

The Volume 2 release also marks the beginning of Syncfusion support for universal Windows apps, enabling developers to more efficiently create apps for the family of Windows devices and expand their customer base across Windows tablets, phones, and desktops. The initial set of more than 30 universal app controls from Syncfusion will include innovative charts, grids, and more.

“We are excited to see Visual Studio partners like Syncfusion incorporate the latest tooling advancements into their products,” said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager, Developer Platform and Sales at Microsoft. “Helping developers maximize their current investments and reach more customers is a key goal Microsoft and Syncfusion have in common.”

Exciting updates have been made to the other Essential Studio platforms, such as touch support for Windows Forms. Several new controls have also been added, including:

  • New Windows Forms controls, such as a maps control, rating control, radial menu, and hub tile.
  • A masked edit control for WinRT.
  • A schedule control for ASP.NET MVC.
  • Stunning 3-D chart options, including scatter, line, and area charts, for all of the XAML platforms (WinRT, Windows Phone, WPF, and Silverlight).
  • A new tree grid control for JavaScript.

In addition to these new controls, Syncfusion has added support for TypeScript to its JavaScript suite. TypeScript is a development language that aids in the structuring of code in JavaScript, which is especially useful when dealing with complex or large-scale applications.

The new HTML 5 and JavaScript-powered ASP.NET controls, universal app support, and updated features are all available in Essential Studio Enterprise Edition. For a closer look at these and hundreds of other fully customizable controls, visit and download a free 30-day trial.

About Syncfusion, Inc.

Syncfusion is the enterprise technology partner of choice for Windows development, delivering a broad range of .NET and JavaScript components and controls coupled with a service-oriented approach throughout the entire application life cycle. Syncfusion has established itself as the trusted partner worldwide for use in mission-critical applications. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Syncfusion has more than 10,000 customers, including large financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and global IT consultancies. Syncfusion was also recently named to the SD Times 100 list of top innovators in software development, an honor the company has received for nine consecutive years.

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