Telerik UI for Xamarin

What's New R2 2021

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New BadgeView Control

The new BadgeView control enables you to subtly alert the users of your Xamarin application with notifications about updates, changes, new messages, etc. Think of the small digits on the corner of your Outlook mobile app that indicate the number of unread emails, or notifications that indicate the number of new messages on your messaging apps—that's what this new Xamarin control is all about! 

With the Telerik UI for Xamarin BadgeView control you can either use the predefined badges or create your own—whichever way you choose, the control gives you all the flexibility to adjust the notification icons to the overall look and feel of your mobile app. Here are its key features:

  • Predefined Badge Types: A wide range of predefined badge types used in the most common application scenarios.
  • Badge Position and Alignment: You can easily position the badge at the exact location you’d like it to appear within your Xamarin application.
  • Animation: Display the badge with an initial Scale animation, control the animation duration and easing. 
  • Flexible Styling and Customization: Easily modify the badge text, font settings, colors, size, corner radius and any other design element to match the requirements of your application.

For more detailed information on the BadgeView control for Xamarin, check out our extensive product documentation.

Telerik UI for Xamarin - BadgeView

New Shadow Control

Have you ever wanted to make a button UI stand out? Or make a ListView item more defined for a smoother user experience? Now you can achieve all that and more with the Telerik UI for Xamarin Shadow control. The Shadow control allows you to add a customizable shadow effect around various UI elements right into your Xamarin application.

The flexible customization options of the Shadow control enable you to easily adjust the shadow look and feel by setting its color, position, transparency, corner radius and blur radius to achieve the ultimate result on Android and iOS devices!

You want to learn more about the Telerik UI for Xamarin Shadow control? Head out to our product documentation.

Shadow UI for Xamarin apps

Xamarin Barcode: Swiss QR Code

The Telerik UI for Xamarin Barcode control now supports the latest Swiss QR-Bill with a specialized digital QR code.

The Swiss QR Code encodes all the information necessary for payments in a specific format and structure and guarantees compliance with the regulatory requirements arising from the revised Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance. You get this functionality built right into the Barcode, the control you already know and love!

Telerik UI for Xamarin - Support for Swiss QR Code

Embedded Fonts for PdfViewer

If you work with PDF documents on a regular basis, you might have experienced issues with incorrectly displayed text due to unsupported fonts in various PDF viewers. The Telerik PDFViewer works with 14 standard fonts (you can find the complete list in the PdfViewer Fonts topic) and now includes a built-in mechanism for importing custom fonts. To learn more about embedding custom fonts into Telerik-based applications, check out our detailed guide PdfViewer: Registering a Font.

PdfProcessing: Flatten Form Fields

This new functionality of the Telerik PdfProcessing library enables you easily remove all fields and preserve their values by calling a single method instead of doing it manually. 

That way you can make the document read-only after the user has filled it. For more detailed information about this feature, check out our online documentation here.

WordsProcessing: Support for Doc and Dot Formats

There are still a lot of documents that use .doc and .dot formats that need users to be able to open and edit them. With R2 2021, these formats are now fully supported, and the documents can be imported and converted to the widely used DOCX format. You can find more information here.

WordsProcessing: Find Functionality

The latest feature of the Telerik WordsProcessing library enables you to search for a specific text within a given document and find all its' occurrences. You can search for either part of the text or a whole word with or without a matching letter case. It is possible to search with a regular expression as well. Check out the Replace Text and Style article for more information on this functionality.   


SpreadProcessing: DataTableFormatProvider

The new DataTableFormatProvider in the SpreadProcessing allows you to easily convert your tables to worksheets or create a new data table form existing worksheet. This way you can easily show your data in a spreadsheet and visualize it for the end user. More information about this is available in this article from our online help documentation.

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