What's New in Essential Studio for WinRT

Essential Studio for WinRT adds an organizational chart to its diagram control, and Essential PDF for WinRT supports various annotations. Enhancements have also been made to the chart, data grid, and spreadsheet controls.


Multiple Selection

The chart control allows multiple selection and single selection on series and segments.

Histogram Adornments

Data labels can be added to the histogram series to identify data values.

Interactive Explode

Pie, pyramid, funnel, and doughnut slices can be interactively exploded.

Adjustable Data Labels

Data labels can be positioned based on the type of series.

Range Navigator

Appearance Customization

The range navigator control provides rich customization for labels, thumbs, gridlines, and more.

Deferred Scrolling

Deferred scrolling support delays the view update while dragging to improve scrolling performance.

Data Grid

New Rows in Details View

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


Organization Chart

A new automatic layout, the organizational chart, is now supported in the diagram control. It is used to display the structure of an organization and relationships.

Organization Chart



Annotations such as circles, ellipses, polylines, polygons, rectangles, and squares can be added in PDF documents, and existing annotations can be modified.

PDF Grid Enhancements

Support for adding HTML formatted text, hyperlinks, and more customizations through events has been added.

Predictive Analytics

Transformation Dictionary Enhancements

Defined and built-in functions can be applied under the transformation dictionary.

IBM SPSS PMML Compatibility

Support has been added for PMML files generated by IBM SPSS for the following models:

  • Apriori
  • Carma
  • C5.0
  • Cox
  • C-R Tree
  • Decision list
  • Genlin
  • GLMM
  • K-means
  • Kohonen
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Neural networks
  • Sequence
  • SVM

Rich Text Box


The rich text box control supports selecting multiple sections of content.

RichTextBox with multiple selection


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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