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Road Map for Essential Studio for Windows Forms

Road Map for Essential Studio for Windows Forms


High DPI

We are planning to introduce high DPI support for controls to develop Windows Forms applications without quality loss in high DPI devices.

Coded UI

Support to test controls using Coded UI in two-levels:

  1. Record and playback: Recorder identifies elements involved in an action, and playback is processed based on the generated code via Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA).
  2. Property validation: A set of default properties are defined based on the MSAA control type for each control where users can add assertions.

The two-level support will be provided to the following controls:

  • SfDataGrid
  • SfListView
  • SfScrollFrame
  • SfButton
  • SfNumericTextBox
  • SfCalendar
  • fDateTimeEdit
  • SfComboBox

Add-in for HP UFT/QTP

Support for HP UFT/QTP add-in will be provided for the following controls:

  • SfDataGrid
  • SfListView
  • SfComboBox
  • SfScrollFrame
  • SfButton
  • SfNumericTextBox
  • SfCalendar
  • SfDateTimeEdit


Cell selection

Support to select multiple cells by dragging the mouse over SfDataGrid and using key modifiers.

Disable selection for rows and columns

Support to disable selection and navigation for column, row, and cell.

Column chooser

Support to show or hide columns from view at runtime using column chooser UI.


Support to manipulate data by using the data pager control to load data to the current page alone instead of all the pages.


DataTable binding

Support to bind data table, and to group, sort, filter, and automatically refresh the UI when adding, removing, or clearing data.

Support to add and freeze the header item at the top and footer item at the bottom of the control. The custom control can also be placed in the header and footer items.


DataTable binding

Support to bind data table and to sort, filter, and automatically refresh the UI when adding, removing, or clearing the data.

Docking Manager


Option to change the height of dock window headers.

Essential PDF

Complex scripts

Feature that supports adding complex script text to PDF documents.

Essential Presentation

Right-to-left text conversion

Support to convert right-to-left text in PowerPoint files to image/PDF documents.

Slide transitions

Support to create and edit slide transitions in PowerPoint files.


Feature that supports removing sensitive information from PDF documents.

Long-term validation

Feature that supports long-term validation with digital signatures in PDF documents.

Signature validation

Feature that changes the signature appearance in a PDF page based on the signature validation.

OCR 3.05

Feature that supports OCR processing with Tesseract 3.05.

Flatten rubber stamp annotation

Feature that supports flattening the rubber stamp annotation.



Reordering support for BackStage items in designer.


Navigation between the items through keyboard.



Application level support by applying theme in main form.

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