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Road Map for Essential Studio for WPF

Road Map for Essential Studio for WPF


New control

The Image Editor control will be implemented with all its functionalities.


Displaying GroupCaption text with GroupCaption summary

Support to show the group caption text with the group caption summary of the columns will be provided.

Support to show table summary row at the bottom of the DataGrid

This feature allows you to show the table summary row at the bottom of the visible area of a data grid instead of showing it at the end of the last record.

Template support for summary rows

This feature allows users to show any custom view in the summary rows (table summary, caption summary, and group summary).

Unbound check box selector column support

Support to show check boxes in a column to select/deselect a data grid’s rows will be provided. Entire rows can also be selected using an intuitive check box in the header.

PDF Viewer

Sticky note annotation

This feature allows users to add and modify sticky-note annotations in PDF files.

Shape annotation enhancements

This feature allows users to add and modify arrow, polygon, and polyline annotations in PDF files.


Adding external items to QATMenuItem

Support to add external items to QATMenuItem, especially when it is loaded in a customized QAT window, using the ribbon command manager.

On resizing the ribbon from maximum to minimum size, the items inside the toolstrip initially will be reduced to small-sized buttons, then to extra-small buttons, and then the toolstrip will appear as a drop-down button.

Syntax Editor

Insert text at current position programmatically

Allows end users to insert any text at any line and any position at runtime programmatically.

Performance improvement when using more lexem commands

When using a custom language, lexem commands will perform well regardless of the number added.

Multi Column DropDown

Multiple items selection

This feature allows users to select multiple items from the drop-down by using an intuitive check box.


Sort columns when mapped to indexer property

This feature allows you to sort the columns that are mapped to the indexer property.

Word Library

Table styles enhancements

This feature allows users to create and apply custom table styles in Word document (DOCX and WordML).

Table auto-fit to contents

This feature allows users to automatically adjust a table cell’s size based on its content.

Rotation of shape and textbox in Word to PDF

This feature allows users to preserve rotation of shapes and textbox in Word-to-PDF conversion.

PowerPoint Library

PowerPoint-to-PDF enhancements

This feature allows users to substitute fonts from a stream if fonts are not installed in the machine during PowerPoint-to-PDF conversion.


Grouping and Sorting

This feature allows grouping and sorting of items added to the CheckListBox control.

Select all

Option to select all the items in the list box.

UI virtualization

UI virtualization helps load large data sets quickly by loading only items that are currently visible.

Binding support for SelectedItems

Feature that allows changing SelectedItems programmatically. The changes will simultaneously be reflected in the UI.


Time Picker

Support to interactively pick a time in the DateTimeEdit control.

Host custom control for date and time editors

Instead of using the built-in date and time editors, you can use your own custom control for picking date or time.


Keyboard navigation support

Navigate between properties and edit their values using the keyboard.

Excel Library

Data import enhancements

  • Import data from a nested collection to Excel and group it in a hierarchy.
  • Import column headers when using the Import on Save option.
  • Skip a property while importing data from a collection.

Data export enhancement

Export Excel data to a nested class.

Excel-to-PDF conversion enhancements

  • Unsupported fonts will be substituted by a font stream in Excel-to-PDF conversions.
  • Capture and log warnings that are intentionally raised in Excel-to-PDF conversions.

PDF Library

PDF digital signatures with CAdES

This feature allows users to create a PDF digital signature with CAdES.

Validating PDF digital signatures

This feature allows users to validate digital signatures in existing PDF documents.

Encrypt only file attachments

This feature allows users to encrypt only file attachments in PDF documents.

Find corrupted PDF documents

This feature allows users to find out whether the loaded PDF document is corrupted or not.

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DISCLAIMER: Syncfusion’s products are always changing. Syncfusion makes no representations or warranties of any kind that these features will be in this release or any future release of any Syncfusion product. Features and release builds can change without notice at the sole discretion of Syncfusion. The information provided on this page is only for the purpose of outlining intentions and ideas for future releases. In no way is the roadmap a guarantee, promise, or offer to provide any product or service. Moreover, the material provided is informational in nature and should not be relied on, in any manner, for the purposes of making any business decision.
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