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The R2 2019 Service Pack is live today and brings new features in the PdfViewer, Calendar, TabView, and AutoCompleteView controls, and more improvements across the Telerik UI for Xamarin suite as well as some news in Telerik UI for UWP.

With last month's R2 release of Telerik UI for Xamarin, RadPdfViewer went from beta to official. Now, with the service pack release, we have added two new significant improvements - hardware acceleration and improved scrolling performance.

We have introduced a simple boolean property: EnableHardwareAcceleration. Just set it to true and RadPdfViewer will use the device's graphics adapters capabilities to render the document. In addition, we have invested a lot of effort in improving the scrolling performance - we have applied various optimizations, so now the scrolling is significantly smoother, with no stutter or delay.

In other news, in this release we have added a Completed event to RadAutoCompleteView - something you have been asking for. With it, you will be notified when the user is done entering the text query and have confirmed that with the return key. 

RadCalendar now features an API for serializing and deserializing recurrence patterns to/from iCalendar format:

var pattern = new RecurrencePattern()
{
    Frequency = RecurrenceFrequency.Daily,
    DaysOfWeekMask = RecurrenceDays.WeekDays,
    Interval = 3,
    MaxOccurrences = 10
};
string serializedPattern = RecurrencePatternHelper.RecurrencePatternToString(pattern);

and

string pattern = "FREQ = WEEKLY; UNTIL = 20191024T000000Z; INTERVAL = 3; BYDAY = MO,TU,TH,FR";
RecurrencePatternHelper.TryParseRecurrencePattern(pattern, out result);

By popular demand, we have introduced a property in RadTabViewIsContentPreserved. Yes, you guessed it right, it lets you control if the tab content will be kept when switching between tabs, thus allowing for keeping the controls and their state intact when returning to certain tab.

The release also includes a number of fixes in RadCalendar, RadChat, RadDataGrid, RadListView, RadSideDrawer and RadTreeView.

What's New Telerik UI for UWP 2019 R2 SP

We have added a support for toolbox for Visual Studio 2019 so you can use the suite in the latest version of Visual Studion. In addition, we have added new property in RadAutoCompleteBox: SelectAllOnKeyboardFocus which allows suspending of the selection of the whole text when there is a keyboard focus. 

Check Out the Detailed Release Notes

We have a lot more! To get an overview of all the latest features and improvements we’ve made, check out the release notes for Telerik UI for Xamarin.

Share Your Feedback

Feel free to drop us a comment below sharing your thoughts. Or visit our Feedback portals about Telerik UI for Xamarin and UWP and let us know if you have any suggestions or if you need any particular features/controls.

And if you haven’t already had a chance to try our UI toolkits, simply download a trial from the links below:

UI for Xamarin  UI for UWP

In case you missed it, here are some of the updates from our last release.


Vesselin Georgiev
About the Author

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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