Find our what we have in store for you in the first Telerik for Xamarin release of 2020.
Now that we have welcomed 2020, it's time for Telerik UI for Xamarin's first release of the new year (and decade) to emerge on the scene. The highlights of the latest version include a new set of picker controls, as well as an additional view mode for the Calendar control - the Agenda view. We have also included support for the RadSpreadProcessing library which enables you to work with spreadsheet documents.
As always, all the fixes and improvements we introduce in the suite are to help you in your endeavor to bring great cross-platform mobile experiences to your customers.
The List Picker control allows you to select a single item from a list of items which is visualized inside a popup. The control provides the ability to loop its items infinitely while scrolling. You can also fully customize the dialog appearance, style and define templates for all the items or specifically customize the selected item.
Our List Picker control includes the following features:
You can find more information on the List Picker in the documentation - Getting Started with List Picker for Xamarin.
The DateTime Picker for Xamarin provides an easy way to choose a date, time or a combination of both depending on the used format string. As in the List Picker, its items are visualized inside a popup. The DateTimePicker control has a number of features which allow you to set a date range, DateTime formats and fully customize the dialog appearance such as its header and footer.
Features for DateTime Picker for Xamarin include:
You can find more information on the DateTime Picker in the documentation - Getting Started with Date and Time Picker for Xamarin.
If the DateTime/List Pickers are not sufficient for you to meet your design requirements, you can use the TemplatedPicker control. It provides you with the ability to set custom content within the picker, making it the most agile option. On top of that, you can still use the template/styling modifications mentioned above.
Features for our Templated Picker for Xamarin include:
Once again, detailed information about the control can be found in the documentation - Getting Started with Custom Picker for Xamarin.
A new view mode for the RadCalendar control is included - the Agenda View. It shows a list of appointments grouped by date, providing a convenient way to display events chronologically.
You have full control over the way the Agenda view is visualized - you can set custom date and time formats as well as modify the style of each agenda item separately. The AgendaViewSettings class below shows a simple setup:
More information on the Agenda View mode can be found in the documentation - View Modes - Agenda View.
In R3 2019 we introduced the special slots for the RadCalendar control, a feature that lets you easily make specific time ranges in DayView/MultiDayView more prominent. In the latest release, we have added some styling sugar to directly highlight the non-working hours slots as fast as possible. All you need to do is define your work start and end times and apply a specific style for these periods directly in the DayView/MultiDayViewSettings.
And here is the result:
The SpreadProcessing library enables you to work with spreadsheet documents by creating new ones, modifying existing documents or converting between the most common formats (e.g. XLSX, XLS, CSV, plain text & PDF). RadSpreadProcessing includes, but is not limited to, the following capabilities:
SpreadProcessing differs from the already existing RadSpreadStreamProcessing library for Xamarin by adding support for reading and modifying the content of documents. You can learn more about the differences between the two here - RadSpreadStreamProcessing vs. RadSpreadProcessing.
In addition to the newly introduced features and components, we have applied different improvements across the already existing controls of the suite. Here are some of them:
For more information about the latest controls and features for Telerik UI for Xamarin, register for our official release on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00 AM ET - 12:30 PM ET.
We are looking forward to receiving any reactions regarding the introduced components and features. The customer's voice has always been a main pillar in our company's culture so do not hesitate to share your thoughts either by leaving a comment or by visiting our Telerik UI for Xamarin Feedback portal.
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Stefan was a Technical Support Engineer on the Telerik UI for Xamarin team.
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