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


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

Enhance your web apps with RDL or RDLC report design, batch editing and saving in the TreeGrid control, and multiple enhancements to Essential PDF.

Report Designer

New control

The report designer component supports creating and editing RDL reports. Using the report designer, users can transform data into meaningful information and visualize it.


  • Provides a wide range of data sources.
  • Supports rich selection of report elements.
  • Provides parameters to filter data.
  • Supports customization of report elements and management of images.
  • Built-in expression editor and query designer for customizing data and queries.

Report Designer with Personal Expense Analysis report


Avoid segment overlapping

Support to avoid segment overlapping when a layout with multiple parents is added.

Avoid segment overlapping


Highlighting working and non-working time

You can now highlight the working and non-working time in a project with custom background colors and textures.

Highlighting working and non-working time

Resource histogram

A resource histogram view has been implemented in the Gantt control to view the working hours of the resources in a project.

Resource histogram view in Gantt

Unscheduled tasks

It is now possible to display and export tasks in the Gantt control with undefined dates and duration values.

Unscheduled tasks in Gantt


Data label customization

You can now customize the color and font of the data labels through properties.

Data label customization

Essential PDF

Complex script

Add complex script language text to PDF documents.

Complex script language text in PDF


Timestamp the existing PDF document.

Timestamp the existing PDF document

Signature validation

Appearance of a signature will change based on the signature validation.

Signature validation

Measurement annotation

Add, edit, and flatten measurement annotation in the PDF document.

Measurement annotation

Long-term validation (LTV)

Enable long-term validation in the PDF document.

Long-term validation

Pivot Grid

Member editor — Sorting

You can now sort the members in the filter dialog either in the ascending or descending order.

Sorting in member editor

Essential Presentation

Slide transition

Create, edit, and remove slide transitions in PowerPoint presentations.

Slide transition

Range Navigator

Hide intersecting labels

You can now hide intersecting labels at lower and higher levels.

Label intersect action

Range selection

You can now include or exclude the first day of the next month in the selected data.

Range selection

Tree Grid

  • Batch edit and save: It is now possible to perform batch edit and batch save in the tree grid control.
  • Hierarchy searching: You can now filter parent records in the tree grid control while performing a toolbar search action.

Essential XlsIO

Excel worksheet to image

Worksheets with data, styles, conditional formats, rich text, text alignment, pivot tables, images, text boxes, and Unicode characters can be converted to image formats.

Worksheet to image

Excel to HTML

Workbooks with multiple worksheets or a single worksheet with data, styles, conditional formats, rich text, text alignment, images, and text boxes can be converted to HTML.

Excel to HTML

Data import enhancement

Images, data with URLs, and data with mail IDs are imported as hyperlinks from various data sources into Excel.

Pivot table

Supports sorting pivot value fields by direction.


Supports calculation of external formula references.

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