New in Telerik UI for Xamarin R3 2018 Scheduling, Charts and More_870x220-

Our goal is to make your Xamarin development as productive as possible with best in class UI components and features for as many use cases as we can. The latest release packs 8 new components and lots of upgrades.

The third release for 2018 of Telerik UI for Xamarin is loaded with new features. We introduce Scheduling capabilities, Donut and Financial charts, a brand new AutoComplete control, Expander and Accordion components, and Border and Checkbox controls - not to mention the official version of the TreeView component! Let's dig a little deeper into each of these new updates.

New Scheduling Capabilities

The Calendar is a rich component supporting Day, Week and Month views. Now it is enhanced with MultiDay View with WorkWeek support, CurrentTime Indicator and more, allowing you to a create variety of scheduling scenarios such as the one below:

 The MultiDay view comes with variety of customization options such as:
  • Number of days shown
  • Start time
  • End time
  • Whether the weekends are shown
  • Whether the current time indicator is shown
  • Timeline interval

Other improvements we're cooking up for scheduling include recurring appointments, CRUD operations, and more... so stay tuned.

Financial Charts

With the new additions to RadChart now you have more power to visualize your data. We have added OHLC and Candlestick series along with a number of built-in financial indicators, ranging from a simple moving average to a complex Bollinger bands indicator. With these, you can present a variety of financial information and even complement it with useful instruments to make it easier to grasp the data or to analyze it.

Donut Chart Series

Based on your demand, we are introducing the Donut chart. Similar to the Pie chart, it helps visualize differences between data points.

Donut Chart 

New and Improved AutoCompleteView

We reviewed all the feedback that we received about one of our most used components, took the benefits of Xamarin.Forms 3.0 and created a completely new component. This new component is now more intuitive and has more features than RadAutoComplete. Meet RadAutoCompleteView and see how it compares to the current control:

Properties, Events and Methods

AutoCompleteView

AutoComplete

Watermark

Watermark

Watermark

Modes

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SuggestMode

 

DisplayMode

DisplayMode

 

CompletionMode

CompletionMode

Filtering

FilteredItems

FilteredItems

Clear Button

IsClearButtonVisible

IsClearButtonVisible

No Result

NoResultMessage

NoResultMessage

 

NoResultTemplate

-

SearchThreshold

SearchThreshold

SearchThreshold

Show Suggestion

ShowSuggestionView

ShowSuggestionView

 

SuggestionViewHeight

SuggestionViewHeight

 

SuggestionViewBackgroundColor

SuggestionViewBackgroundColor

Styling

FontFamily

FontFamily

 

FontSize

FontSize

 

-

FontWeight

 

FontAttributes

-

 

TextColor

TextColor

Tokens Support

ShowMoreItems

-

 

ShowMoreTemplate

-

Data Binding

ItemsSource

ItemsSource

 

ImagePath

ImagePath

 

TextSearchPath

TextSearchPath

SuggestionItem

SuggestionItemTemplate

SuggestionItemTemplate

 

SuggestionItemTextColor

SuggestionItemTextColor

Events

FilteredItemsChanged

FilteredItemsChanged

 

SuggestionItemSelected

SuggestionItemSelected

 

TextChanged

-

Remote Search

LoadingTemplate

-

Text

Text

Text

Token Style

-

TokenStyle

 

-

SelectedTokenStyle

Methods

ShowSuggestions

HideSuggestions

-

 
I want to highlight that we have enabled one of the most requested scenarios with the control, namely Remote Search.

It is still Beta, however it is ready to become part of any Xamarin forms app, so give it a try and please be sure to share your feedback with us.

AutoCompleteView Tokens AutoCompleteView Suggestions

Expander & Accordion

Screen size makes it hard to fit everything you want to show on a mobile device. With the new Expander and Accordion components, you can save real estate while still allowing more data to be presented, and you can also create more sophisticated scenarios.

Although they have some similar UI these two components have different purpose – use Expander to display single piece of content, use Accordion if you need to have multiple items, but only one of them expanded. Combine both if you need more options to hide and show content.

 

Border and CheckBox

If you missed our SP release, do not worry - now you have the chance to enjoy these two primitives, which can help any Xamarin Forms developer – Meet RadBorder and RadCheckbox.

Checkbox image

Screen Templates

Creating login and feedback gathering screens are two very common scenarios in a mobile app. With the introduction of the built-in login and app feedback screens it is now super simple to add these features to your application with ease.

We've covered plenty of scenarios for you by default, such as login with username and password, using a provider such as Facebook or Twitter and using PIN or fingerprint. 

TreeView Component is Now Official

The TreeView component is now feature complete with new capabilities, and it is ready to enhance your mobile hierarchy visualization. It is now ready with:

  1. LoadOnDemand
  2. Expand/Collapse API
  3. XAML only setup enabled
  4. MVVM support

 

Other Updates

Telerik UI for Xamarin supports the latest and greatest Xamarin.Forms 3.1, plus we have added several features to Conversational UI and RadListView too. For a full list of the release additions, please refer to the Release Notes for R3 2018.

I hope I managed to give you an exciting overview over the new bits! If you want to see them in action,

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To see the new release in action, please join us on the Telerik UI R3 2018 webinar, on October 2, 2018 at 11 a.m.

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We'd love to hear how this all works for you, so please let us know your thoughts by visiting our Feedback portal or by leaving a comment below.


Vesselin Georgiev
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Vesselin Georgiev

Vesselin Georgiev is a principal software developer at Progress on the Telerik Xamarin & UWP Team. He started here back in 2006 as a support officer on the ASP.NET team. Later, he moved to Silverlight, WPF, UWP, and Xamarin development but kept his passion for customer satisfaction. He also loves traveling, hiking and good food.

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