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.NET PowerPoint Library – Overview

The Syncfusion Essential Presentation is a feature-rich and high-performance .NET PowerPoint library that allows you to create, read, and edit PowerPoint files programmatically without Microsoft office or interop dependencies. The library also supports combining PowerPoint presentation files.

Overview Diagram of .NET PowerPoint Library

General Information

Blazing Fast Performance

Optimized for use in a server environment where speed and low memory usage are critical.

No Server Deployment Fees

There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, making Essential Presentation very cost-effective.

Fully Documented

Essential Presentation comes with extensive documentation, a knowledge base, and samples.

Create, Edit, and Save PowerPoint Presentations

Essential Presentation gives you the ability to create PowerPoint presentations from scratch and save them to disk or stream with just a few lines of code. Existing presentations can also be opened and manipulated.

Powerful and Comprehensive API

All the elements in a typical PowerPoint presentation, like slides, text, images, tables, charts, and shapes, are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs. It only takes a few lines of code to create or manipulate richly formatted PowerPoint presentations.

Wide Support for PowerPoint Elements

Essential Presentation provides support for the most common elements in a PowerPoint presentation such as slides, paragraphs, text, images, bullets and numbering, charts, SmartArt diagrams, shapes, tables, styles, formatting, and more.


C# Create PowerPoint Slide Layout

Slide Layout

Create slides with 9 predefined layouts. Custom Powerpoint slide design can also be designed by modifying the built-in layouts.

PowerPoint Notes Pages

Notes Pages

Create, read, and edit notes pages in a PowerPoint slide. The notes page can be converted to image or PDF format.

PowerPoint Show and Hide Slides

Show and Hide Slides

Change the visibility of certain slides in a PowerPoint presentation. Hidden slides will not be visible in slide shows.

Slide Elements

Create .NET PowerPoint Shapes


Essential Presentation allows you to add, rearrange, duplicate, format, and delete shapes in a PowerPoint slide.

PowerPoint Bullets and Numbering

Bullets and Numbering

Add and manipulate single-level and multilevel lists, similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.

.NET Create PowerPoint SmartArt


Create, modify, and format 134 SmartArt diagrams to quickly make a visual representation of data with ease.

PowerPoint Rich Text and Formatting

Text formatting

Add, format, and delete text. Also provides support for all the formatting options supported by Microsoft PowerPoint, such as bold, italic, subscript, superscript, text color, font, paragraph alignment, indentation, and more.

C# Create PowerPoint Tables


Create, modify, and format tables to keep data organized. Cell and row-level operations like adding, inserting, and deleting rows or columns are also supported. Built-in table styles equivalent to Microsoft PowerPoint table styles are available.

C# Create PowerPoint Charts


Create and edit more than 80 chart types with elements like chart title, legend, axis title, data labels, line styles, and more. A chart in a PowerPoint slide can be converted to an image.

Create C# PowerPoint Images


Insert, delete, replace, and format pictures in a PowerPoint slide.

Copy and Paste

PowerPoint Copy Slides

Copy slides

A slide can be copied and pasted to the same or a different PowerPoint presentation.

PowerPoint Paste Slide

Paste options

Copied slides can be merged with source and destination formatting to maintain the theme.

PowerPoint Slide Elements

Slide elements

Slide elements like text, shapes, charts, tables, images, and more can be copied and moved between PowerPoint presentations.


PowerPoint Sections


Sections help organize the slides into meaningful groups. You can add, remove, and rename sections easily, and slides can be added, removed, and moved from one section to another.

PowerPoint Reorder Slides

Reorder Slides

Essential Presentation allows you to add, rearrange, duplicate, and delete slides in PowerPoint presentations.

Animation and Slide Transition

PowerPoint Animation


Essential Presentation allows you to add and edit animation effects in PowerPoint presentations. The library supports entrance, emphasis, exit, and motion path animation effects equivalent to Microsoft PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Transitions


Essential Presentation allows you to add and edit transition effects in PowerPoint slides. The library supports subtle, exciting, and dynamic content transition effects equivalent to Microsoft PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Prevent Changes to final Versions

Prevent changes to final versions

PowerPoint presentations can be marked as final to prevent editing and make the file read-only. For further editing, disable the mark as final status.

PowerPoint Encryption and Decryption

Encryption and decryption

Essential Presentation allows you to encrypt and decrypt a PowerPoint presentation. You can read and write encrypted PowerPoint presentation. The library allows marking a PowerPoint file as final to prevent editing.


PowerPoint Comments


Add, reply to, modify, and delete comments in a PowerPoint slide.

Feature Matrix

Document Content Features PowerPoint 2007-2016
Create PowerPoint presentations from scratch or edit an existing presentation. Yes
Open existing PowerPoint presentations from the file system or stream. Yes
Save PowerPoint presentation to a local file, stream, or stream it to a client browser. Yes
Create, access, and modify paragraphs and text. Yes
Create, access, and modify bullets and numbering. Yes
Create, access, and modify images. Yes
Create, access, and modify tables, rows, and cells. Yes
Create, access, and modify shapes. Yes
Create, access, and modify charts. Yes
Access and modify placeholders. Yes
Create, access, and modify SmartArt diagrams. Yes
Create, access, and modify sections. Yes
Create, access, and modify hyperlinks. Yes
Create, access, and modify slide notes. Yes
Copy and move slide elements between PowerPoint presentations. Yes
Merge multiple PowerPoint presentations. Yes
Encrypt and open password-protected PowerPoint presentations. Yes
Iterate over slide content. Yes
Insert OLE objects in PowerPoint presentations. Yes
Access and modify built-in document properties. Yes
Create, access, and modify custom document properties. Yes


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