What's New in Essential Studio for WinRT

Essential Studio for WinRT adds many new features, including new shape options to the diagram control and table styles for PDF files. Named destinations can be added to PDF documents, also allowing destinations and properties to be edited in existing PDF files.


Selection Cursor

Selectable series or segments can be identified by changing the cursor symbol.

Axis Header Alignment

Axis headers can be positioned outside of the plot area when an axis is placed inside the plot area with a custom origin.

Axis Label Rotation Enhancement

Axis label rotation will always correspond to tick lines for better readability. An option has been provided to enable rotation when labels overlap.

Toolbar Customization

The size and margins of toolbar items can be customized.

Support for Null Values

Null points will be considered as empty points.

Data Grid

New Rows in Details View

The data grid control supports adding new rows at run time in the Details view.



The diagram control provides predefined shapes such as basic, flow, and arrow.



Named Destinations

Named destinations can be added in PDF documents for interactive navigation. Destinations and properties can also be edited in existing PDF documents.

Flattening Annotations

Annotations such as circle, rectangle, polygon, and text markup can be flattened to disable the editing capability.

Built-in Table Styles

With just a few lines of code, table styles similar to Microsoft Word can be added to PDF grids and light tables.

GS1-128 Bar Code

GS1-128 bar codes can be added in the PDF document, and the API supports exporting a bar code as an image.

Predictive Analytics

SAS PMML Compatibility Support

Experimental support for PMML files generated by SAS has been added for the following models:

  • Association rules
  • Clustering models
  • Neural networks
  • Regressions
  • Tree models


Format Cells Dialog

The spreadsheet control provides support to easily customize number format, alignment, font, border, and fill. The settings of a cell or range of cells can be protected through the Format Cells dialog.

Font Orientation

The spreadsheet control supports rotating text in a cell to a specified angle.

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