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Road Map for Essential Studio for Windows Forms

Data Grid

Master details view support

Feature that supports representing hierarchical data in the form of nested tables. Any number of tables can be nested with relations.

Busy indicator support for long data operations

Feature that supports showing a busy indicator during long data operations such as grouping, sorting, and filtering.

Enable or disable columns

Feature that supports enabling or disabling a column from being interacted with through navigation, editing, or other UI-related operations.

Edit Control


Feature that supports filtering items through IntelliSense based on the current input text, similar to Visual Studio.


Flatten the existing signature field

Feature that allows the existing signature field to be flattened.

Custom metadata

Feature that supports the creation of metadata with user-defined keywords.

Add annotation to the layer

Feature that allows annotations to be added to the PDF document layer.

Auto-resize text box field

Feature that allows the font to be automatically resized when flattening a text box field, depending on the text box size.

PDF to PDF/A-1b conversion

Feature that converts a PDF document to PDF/A-1b conformance.

IEnumerable support for PDF tables

Feature that supports IEnumerable data sources for PDF tables.

Time stamp PDF

Feature that allows users to time stamp the PDF document without a certificate.


Office 2016 style

Feature that enhances the Office 2016 style to meet the standards of the Microsoft Office 2016 ribbon.

Pivot Grid

Serialization and deserialization

Feature that allows users to serialize properties into XML documents. Users can load the control based on the properties retrieved from the serialized document when using a relational data source.

Grid Grouping

An event to customize the data bar cells

Feature that supports customizing the minimum and maximum values for data bar cells based on the record values.

ICustomTypeDescriptor binding support

Feature that supports changing the visible columns at run time by using the ICustomTypeDescriptor interface.


Word-to-PDF enhancements

  • Allows preserving form fields from a Word document in the converted PDF.
  • Allows preserving embedded fonts from a Word document in the converted PDF.

Strict Open XML documents

Feature that supports opening and saving Strict Open XML format (*.docx) documents.


Tooltip on touch

Feature that supports displaying a tooltip on touch and hiding it after a specified time delay.


Convert SmartArt diagrams with ‘ShapeGuide’ properties

Feature that supports converting SmartArt diagrams with ‘ShapeGuide’ properties.

Animation support in PowerPoint presentations

Feature that supports creating and modifying animations in PowerPoint presentations.



  • Feature that supports extension lists for Microsoft Excel charts and conditional formatting.
  • Feature that supports chart color and size properties referenced from style IDs in image and PDF conversions.


  • Feature that supports AutoShapes in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • Feature that supports shape grouping in XLSX format.

Copy range

  • Feature that supports skipping blank cells while copying.

Pivot table

  • Feature that supports RepeatAllLabels in pivot table layouts.
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