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Road Map for Essential Studio for WinForms

Road Map for Essential Studio for WinForms



The new data pager control will be introduced to manipulate data. An end user can navigate to a part of the data from an underlying datasource with the support of on-demand data loading.

Performance enhancement

Summary calculation for group summary and caption summary will be improved by calculating the summaries for columns on demand. So, datagrid will be loaded and scrolled much faster than previous when the summary is added for the more than 300 columns.


  • An improvement to allow users to customize the Excel-like selection of marker colors in the row header.
  • An improvement to allow users to customize the outermost border color of the grid.
  • An improvement to allow users to enable or disable the navigation from the DataGrid control to another control with the Tab key.
  • An improvement to allow users to autofit grouped items based on the display text in the group drop area.
  • An improvement that provides support for the Does Not Contain option in both the UI and programmatic filtering.


Custom autocompletion filtering support

This feature allows users to set their own custom logic for the autocompletion process instead of default autocompletion filtering.


This feature allows users to customize the outermost border color of the listview.

Essential DocIO

Word-to-PDF enhancements

  • This feature allows users to preserve tracked changes from a Word document in the converted PDF.
  • This feature allows users to hyphenate text automatically when converting a Word document to PDF.

Update Auto-Number field

This feature provides support to update the Auto-Number field in a Word document.

Essential PDF

Open Type Font support

  • This feature allows users to draw text with OTF in the PDF document.

Essential Presentation

Draw connectors between shapes

This feature allows creating, editing, and removing connectors for PowerPoint shapes.

Docking Manager

Tabbed documents

Visual Studio-like tabbed documents help users work with multiple views in a compact and organized form in less space. DockingManager provides tab group support that helps to split the workspace and allow users to work with two or more open documents. Users can group their interrelated documents in the same tab group with drag and drop.

Syntax Editor

Zoom capability

This feature provides zoom-in and zoom-out capability that helps to improve the readability of text in the syntax editor control. The syntax editor control supports zooming the text through mouse wheel and touch interaction.


Rotate axis title

This feature allows users to rotate the chart axis title.

Save chart without toolbar

This feature allows users to copy and save a chart as an image without the toolbar.

Disable autointerval on zoom

This feature allows users to disable the autointerval calculation on zooming the chart.

Options for saving the chart as a template

This feature allows users to include or exclude the series data points and series styles while saving the chart as template.


Users can manage Quick Access Toolbar items in a ribbon based on a selected MDI Form in ribbon merging.

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