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What’s New in Essential Studio for ASP.NET Core


What’s New in Essential Studio for ASP.NET Core

Make your web apps do more with support to create PDF files based on the PDF version 2.0 specification, support for Excel tables with query parameters, and group shape support in DOC-to-PDF and DOCX-to-PDF conversions.

Word Library

Mail merge enhancements

Word library now provides the following features in mail merge:

  • Event to customize clearing unmerged fields during mail merge.
  • Event to customize removing unmerged groups during mail merge.
  • Option to access the new instance (WPicture or WTextRange) replaced during mail merge.
  • Execute mail merge using ADO.NET objects.

Group shape in DOCX and DOCX-to-PDF conversion

Word library now allows creating group shapes in Word documents (DOCX) and preserving them in DOCX-to-PDF conversion.

Group shape in Word-to-PDF conversion

RTL text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion

Right-to-left (RTL) text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion has been improved.

Right-to-left text in Word-to-PDF conversion

PDF Library

Add comments and reviews to the PDF annotation

Set or change PDF annotation review statuses and make comments.

PDF reviews and comments.

PDF 2.0 version support

Create a 2.0 version of PDF.

PDF version 2.0.

Convert TIFF image to PDF

Tiff to PDF

Pivot Grid

Hiding subtotals and grand-totals

Users can either show or hide subtotals for specific field(s) and grand-totals in rows and columns.

Hiding subtotals and grand-totals in Pivot Grid

PowerPoint Library

Write protection

PowerPoint library now allows enabling write protection for PowerPoint presentations.

Write protection for PowerPoint presentations

Excel Library

Excel chart enhancements

Certain Excel charts support drop lines to help viewers determine a data point’s value on the horizontal axis.

Drop lines

Trace precedents and dependents enhancements

Cells with formulas referring to other cells can be retrieved by the GetDirectPrecedents() and GetDirectDependents() methods.

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