Syncfusion has announced a new suite of UI and file format components designed to support Xamarin.Forms: Essential Studio for Xamarin is engineered to build native user interfaces for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase.
The product will maintain access to all of the native APIs on each platform.
Essential Studio for Xamarin will contain six "popular" Syncfusion controls. The Chart, Gauge, and TreeMap controls include features for creating user interfaces. Syncfusion file format libraries XlsIO, DocIO, and PDF include the ability to read, write, and edit Excel, Word, and PDF files will also be available.
"Syncfusion provides a suite of chart, gauge, and file format controls that many developers already love," said Joseph Hill, Xamarin director of developer relations. "We are excited that Essential Studio support for Xamarin.Forms will enable C# developers to bring graphically rich apps to the major mobile platforms using a shared codebase."
Xamarin.Forms is Xamarin's latest addition to its platform, which is now used by 750,000 developers.
"Xamarin.Forms offers a streamlined way to share code assets across multiple platforms," said Daniel Jebaraj, Syncfusion vice president. "With the added benefit of our controls, .NET developers can deliver a truly native experience for any device."