Visual Studio has always been, and still is, a mainstay of
.NET developers. Now with the ability to create applications not just for
Windows, but for Android and iOS as well, Visual Studio 2015 aspires to bring
more developers into its fold.
Microsoft, by expanding its broader appeal, lengthens the
lifespan of Visual Studio. Syncfusion has been a Visual Studio Industry Partner
(VSIP) for the majority of Visual Studio’s life, and we’re proud to continue
that relationship by producing over 650 controls that extend the power of
On August 8, we released a service pack for Essential Studio
2015 Volume 2, which made all our controls compatible with Visual Studio 2015.
As a Sim-Ship Launch Partner, our developers here at Syncfusion were given
access to builds of Visual Studio 2015 prior to its release, allowing our
development teams to test and ship each of our existing controls against the
latest version of the .NET framework, version 4.6.
We also added support for ASP.NET MVC 6 and ASP.NET 5, which
is open-source and runs on top of .NET’s CoreCLR.
Since the release of VS 2015 came almost in tandem with the release
of Windows 10, we’ve been actively working on a new suite of controls for the Universal
Windows Platform, Microsoft’s newest structure for coding once and deploying
across multiple Windows 10 devices. The beta version of that suite, called
Essential Studio for Universal
Windows Platform, was recently released. With more than 35 controls, this offering
closely resembles our WinRT suite, which makes sense considering WinRT is a
close relative of the Universal Windows Platform.
Syncfusion Universal Windows Chart Controls
Charts, diagrams, schedulers, gauges, maps, and editors are
the most widely used controls, and you’ll find them and more in this new suite.
All render adaptively according to device family, letting you target
Windows-powered phones, tablets, and desktops from one code base.
All of this—sim-shipping with VS, introducing our suite for the
Universal Windows Platform, and supporting new versions of ASP.NET MVC—exemplifies
how we stay in step with Microsoft’s evolution. We remain an ardent member of
the VSIP program, and we continue to contribute to the Microsoft community
through our relationships with Microsoft’s BizSpark and DVLUP programs.
Similar to Microsoft, over the years we’ve greatly expanded
our offering to meet the needs of today’s developer. For those who’d like to
learn more about Essential Studio for Universal Windows Platform, please refer
to our UWP product page. Those who are ready to download the no-commitment,
30-day trial can do so at www.syncfusion.com/downloads/evaluation.
(Stephen Jebaraj contributed to this post.)