Last updated: 19-AUGUST-2019
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We’ll give you the ability to reorder DataGrid rows and change TreeList parent-child node relationships via drag-and-drop.
Some business scenarios require that users move items from one collection to another or from one hierarchy to another. We hope to support cross-component item drag-and-drop operations.
At present, if you expand a node, the TreeList loads all child nodes and then paginates them locally. We want to give you the option to load nodes individually. This feature will work with both the pager control and through virtual scrolling - just like our DataGrid.
In 2019, we will give you the option to use partial aggregated data loading from a remote server. This new feature will work with both the Pivot Grid’s pager control (horizontal and vertical) and via virtual scrolling.
At present, Toolbar items are hidden within a dropdown menu on small screens. If the number of items is large (as it is in the HtmlEditor) the menu gets too long and becomes difficult to use. We’ll introduce one more adaptive mode that will create a second horizontal line of toolbar items instead of creating a dropdown menu.
You will be able to embed images as base64-formatted content or upload it to a web server via drag-and-drop or copy-paste actions and reference it as a URL.
We’ll give you the ability to insert and edit data tables.
You’ll be able to reveal an inline formatting toolbar when selecting content that requires formatting.
We recently added partial update support to several DevExtreme widgets. This update can also be applied to the Form widget (for those who dynamically update forms and do not want to initiate a full form re-render).
Change parent-child relationships of TreeView nodes via drag-and-drop.
Move a node from one hierarchy to another using drag-and-drop.
We want to create a drag-and-drop utilities library so you can construct custom drag-and-drop functionality outside of our UI widgets. One such usage scenario involves list sorting. We’ll make it extremely easy to implement such functionality.
Kanban Board has become an essential control for task and project management in modern business web applications.
Enhance a chart scrollbar to show the chart preview with range selection capability. This feature can help visualize long time-based series with zooming/scrolling enabled.
Enable zoom for the Polar Chart.
We are considering the following legend features:
Expected in v19.2:
Expected in v19.2:
We plan to offer a PDF export option in our DataGrid and Pivot Grid.
When a user submits a data form, you may need to execute asynchronous remote validation. For instance, you may want to check whether a user already exists in the database during registration. We’ll provide a straight-forward API for such usage scenarios.
The vast majority of DevExtreme users work with large datasets (from thousands to millions of records). These datasets are rendered as lists within our controls. Our DataGrid supports virtual scrolling with lazy data loading. We’d like to make this feature available everywhere. This feature can be applied to the following list of widgets:
The popular Code Splitting technique helps web developers improve app performance. To help maximize the benefits associated with Code Splitting, we hope to organize DevExtreme into smaller/functionality specific modules (for instance, we want to give you the option to use a read-only Data Grid without bundling any of its data editing features).
We also want to make our CSS more modular. You’ll be able to bundle only those styles/features being used in your app.
We will update our Charting library so you can customize its appearance via the DevExtreme ThemeBuilder.
We plan to support the new Angular's compilation and rendering pipeline.
We recently introduced the scaffolding necessary to enable editing for CRUD list views (based on our DataGrid and TreeList controls). If you need to edit data objects with numerous properties, you may want to use a separate data Form instead of inline editing within the list view. We will extend the capabilities of our design time tools with a new Data Form Scaffolder.
Improve cell editing by placing a cell into edit mode when clicked (without the need to press the edit button in the edit column). Changes can be committed when the cell loses focus or via an explicit action (such as a ‘save’ button click).
Export the contents of the DevExtreme React Grid to Excel (including options to configure formatting).
Programmatically scroll to a specified row when using virtual scroll mode.
Render/display records as a traditional list with a custom, responsive layout (for improved usability on mobile devices).
This popular scheduler view is a long scrollable time range divided by smaller time intervals. You can find some examples here.
When a chart data source is updated, a transition can be applied to the chart. This makes it more attractive and improves user experience.
Point aggregation allows you to visualize more data within a smaller range. You’ll be able to apply different aggregate functions such as count, min, max, and average.
The crosshair pointer allows a user to determine the argument and the value of a specific point more precisely.
This type of series visualizes a value range with a single argument. Data is displayed as sets of rectangular bars beginning at a specified start value and ending at a specified end value.