On Feb. 19, 2018, Syncfusion hosted the webinar, “A Tour of Syncfusion’s
TypeScript Components,” presented by Product Manager Chad Church. Church
demonstrated Syncfusion’s new TypeScript controls, and showed how easily they
work with Angular and React. The following blog post is the Q&A portion of
the webinar. A recording of the webinar can be found on our YouTube page, or you can
Q: Is there a way
to get the beta of EJ2? The app I am developing relies heavily on schedule and
if I could start playing with it, it would very awesome.
Alberto. Sure, the beta version for schedule rolled out with the Volume 1
Q: How can I
integrate these in an existing project (web/SharePoint)? What’s the best
A: If your
project is based on ES6 modules, please refer to this for getting started: http://ej2.syncfusion.com/15.4.23/documentation/base/installation.html?lang=typescript
Q: Here is a short video for SharePoint add-In
development: Do I have to manually add all the Syncfusion scripts, or is it possible
to add references over NuGet? What is the best way?
A: Currently, you
have to manually add the references to your project. However, I have created a
timeline for publishing is the end of March.
Q: Say I want to publish the provided example
based on this package (http://ej2.syncfusion.com/15.4.23/documentation/base/installation.html?lang=typescript)
to Azure cloud. The release version should only upload the minified version and
only the components from Syncfusion that are used in the projects. How can I do
A: When you are
using a webpack path, webpack has impressive minification support through UglifyJS.
Q: Does the
uploader support chunking for large file sizes?
A: Currently, uploader
does not support chunk upload. But the feature will include it in an upcoming
Q: Can routes be
defined on the map feature? This is for truck management.
A: Yes. We have
provided navigation lines support. Lines or paths can be drawn between two
coordinates in maps.
Q: In the grid component,
is the fetch API supported for the data source?
A: Yes, data can
be handled externally in grid. You can use the dataStateChange event to perform
data requests (using fetch API) and bind the result in grid.
Q: Are these
components HTML custom components? Will they be in the future?
A: Currently, we
don't have immediate plans for web components.
Q: Are Syncfusion
charts based on SVG under the hood?
A: Yes. Charts
are rendered as SVG elements.
Q: Can EJ2
controls be combined with Razor (with attributes) as is the case in EJ1
A: Yes, they will
have support for Razor syntax.
Q: Where do I go
in the docs to find out about wrappers, such as for ASP.NET Core?
A: ASP.Net Core
wrappers just came out with our most recent release.
Q: Is it the same
for KMZ files?
A: Maps won't
support KMZ files directly. We can convert them to GeoJSON data and we can bind
that to maps.
Q: Can we import
layers in maps views?
A: Yes, you can.
You can use GeoJSON data to render shapes in layers or you can use map
providers like Bing or Open Street Map.
Q: I've been
looking on the demo page for data-binding, but am none the wiser—can you show
some data-binding in a control so I'll have an easier time reading the code?
A: Do you have
any specific controls in mind? That way I can give sample links for those. Here
is the grid link: http://ej2.syncfusion.com/beta/demos/#/material/grid/remotedata.html.
Q: Can the form
validator validate based on what's defined in MVC's data validation annotations
in a mixed MVC/TS solution?
A: Yes, the form
validator can support MVC's data annotations.
Q: Do the EJ2
controls render properly on a 10" tablet?
A: Yes, they
Q: Can we use TypeScript
with ASP.NET classic C#?
A: Currently we
don't have any wrappers for Web Forms. However, you can use our controls with
Q: When exporting
chart to PDF, what browsers are supported for in-browser export?
A: We have
provided PDF exporting support for now in the 2018 Volume 1 release. Chart
export is supported in all the major browsers!
Q: When will the Angular
version contain everything you were showing in TS?
A: Both TS and
Angular versions will have similar new features and new controls.
Q: Can calendar
import data from Google Calendar or from Outlook Calendar?
A: Currently, the
schedule control does not have a feature to import events from Google Calendar
or Outlook. We will consider it for upcoming releases.