In fact, last week's news release about the company's updated development studio features new boilerplate text that reflects the company's change in direction: "Syncfusion is the enterprise technology partner of choice for software development...." The company's Web site "About Us" page hasn't been updated yet, though, still reflecting its Windows roots: "Syncfusion is the enterprise technology partner of choice for Windows development...."
The tool, similar to JSFiddle and other tools, also provides Syncfusion-specific tutorials for Web and mobile development, teaching how to create widgets, set and get properties, invoke functions and work with wire events.
Other technology segments received new features and updates also, with several new controls being announced, many of which facilitate cross-platform development. New features include:
- A new Spreadsheet control for WinRT.
- A new DataGrid control for Xamarin.Forms.
- New Map, AutoComplete, NumericTextBox and Navigation Drawer controls for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
"Cross-platform development is made easier with new components for Xamarin, a C#-based framework for building native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone," Syncfusion said. "At the forefront of new Xamarin.Forms controls is a high-performance DataGrid control that provides a smooth, responsive experience for end users, and a robust built-in feature set for developers. For Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS, a new Maps control streamlines displaying geographical data, and a new NavigationDrawer control, modeled after the native Android component, grants developers the ability to organize content beyond the edges of a display. AutoComplete and NumericTextBox controls round out the new Xamarin controls to give developers sophisticated tools for capturing user input."
A 30-day trial of the suite is available, and pricing details are listed here.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.