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What’s New in 2022 Volume 1: WPF and WinUI

What’s New in 2022 Volume 1: WPF and WinUI

Our recent 2022 Volume 1 release was rolled out with many exciting features and controls.

In this blog post, we will look at the new updates in the Syncfusion WinUI and WPF platforms for the 2022 Volume 1 release.

WinUI

First, let’s see what’s new in our Syncfusion WinUI platform.

Windows 11 UI

All our WinUI controls have been upgraded to the Windows 11 style.

Refer to the following images.

AutoComplete

 

WinUI AutoComplete with Windows 11 Style

Calendar

WinUI Calendar with Windows 11 Style

DataGrid

WinUI DataGrid with Windows 11 Style

Scheduler

WinUI Scheduler with Windows 11 Style

Slider

WinUI Slider with Windows 11 StyleNote: For more details, refer to our WinUI controls demos.

DataGrid

Row drag and drop

Now, you can drag and drop a single row or multiple rows in the WinUI DataGrid to rearrange them easily.

Refer to the following GIF image.

Row Drag and Drop Feature in WinUI DataGrid
Row Drag and Drop Feature in WinUI DataGrid

PDF Library

The WinUI PDF Library delivers the following user-friendly features in this 2022 Volume 1 release.

Compress PDF documents

You can now efficiently compress PDF documents by applying the following techniques:

  • Reducing the size of a high-resolution image.
  • Reducing the size of the embedded fonts without affecting the PDF text content.
  • Removing unnecessary metadata.
  • Optimizing page graphical content streams.
Compressing PDF Document using WinUI PDF Library
Compressing PDF Documents Using WinUI PDF Library

PDF to PDF/A converter

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the PDF format. It helps in archiving and long-term preservation of PDF files. You can view PDF documents even after a long time without any change in the quality and content.

Our WinUI PDF Library also supports the conversion of existing PDF documents into PDF/A format without affecting the quality and content. This new feature supports various PDF/A standards:

  • Conformance level b: PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2b, and PDF/A-3b.
  • Conformance level u: PDF/A-2u and PDF/A-3u.
Converting PDF to PDF/A Format using WinUI PDF Library
Converting PDF to PDF/A Format using WinUI PDF Library

Extract images from a PDF

You can extract images from a PDF exactly as they appear. This feature provides a customized API to extract all the images or individual images from a specific PDF page or the whole document. Also, you can save all the extracted images as separate images with the same format and quality as the originals.

Replace images in a PDF

The WinUI PDF Library now allows users to replace images in a PDF. It has a customized API to replace images from a single page or the whole PDF document. Use this feature to hide any vital information in an image from the PDF without recreating the document.

Ribbon

Auto expand or collapse

You can now smartly expand or collapse the WinUI Ribbon elements based on the available space. Also, you can specify the priority or order of the group in which the collapse or expansion should occur.

Refer to the following GIF image.

Auto Expand and Collapse Feature in WinUI Ribbon Control
Auto Expand and Collapse Feature in WinUI Ribbon Control

TreeGrid

Row drag and drop

Drag and drop a single row or multiple rows in the WinUI TreeGrid control to rearrange them.

Refer to the following GIF image.

Row Drag and Drop Feature in WinUI TreeGrid
Row Drag and Drop Feature in WinUI TreeGrid

Word Library

Word-to-PDF conversion enhancements

From this volume on, the WinUI Word Library supports the following features in Word-to-PDF conversion:

  • Preservation of a picture as a fill for a shape as it is in the input Word document.
  • Improved rendering of Thai and Chinese characters.

WPF

Let’s see the marvelous new updates in our WPF suite for the 2022 Volume 1 release.

Word Library

Word-to-PDF conversion enhancements

The WPF Word Library has the following enhancements to accurately convert Word documents to PDF format:

  • Preservation of a picture as a fill for a shape as it is in the input Word document.
  • Improved rendering of Thai and Chinese characters.

PDF Library

The new features in the WPF PDF Library are as follows:

Performance improvements

  • The WPF PDF Library converts the PDF files to PDF/A format 2.5 times faster than before.
  • Annotation flattening is now 30 times faster.

Convert PDF/A-conforming document to normal PDF document

You can now convert a PDF/A-conforming file into an ordinary PDF. This feature removes the long-term archiving and adds additional content to that PDF.

Embed non-embedded fonts in an existing PDF document

Embed the non-embedded fonts from a PDF file. By doing so, we can properly preserve the PDF files on other readers such as Chrome, Edge, and mobile viewers.

Using the WPF PDF Library, you can convert the following fonts into embedded ones:

  • PDF standard fonts.
  • TrueType fonts.

PDF Viewer

The WPF PDF Viewer rolls out with these updates in this release.

Performance improvements

  • You can see an up to 70% performance improvement while rendering pages based on the content in a PDF.
  • Searching for input text is 90% faster than before.

Coordinates conversion

Easily obtain the PDF page coordinates relative to the PDF Viewer’s client coordinates and vice versa to use them at the app level.

Conclusion

Thanks for reading! In this blog, we have seen the notable features included in our Syncfusion WinUI and WPF platforms for the 2022 Volume 1 release. All new updates are available on our Release Notes and What’s New pages. Try out these stunning features and leave your feedback in the comments section below!

Explore the WinUI and WPF examples from this GitHub location. Download and check out our WinUI and WPF demo apps in the Microsoft Store.

If you have questions, you can contact us through our support forumsupport portal, or feedback portal. We are always happy to assist you!

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