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What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP


What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP

An image editor with rotated views, critical-path support in Gantt charts, and enhancements to the RichTextBox control mean that Windows development is more powerful than ever before.


Performance enhancement

Caption and group summary calculation performance have been improved. Now, the DataGrid control can be scrolled vertically much faster.


Avoid segment overlap

The direct tree layout now has an option to prevent connector segments from overlapping.

Avoid segment overlap

Image Editor

Text and custom view rotation

Provided support to rotate text, and custom view over an image.

Rotation support for imageeditor text and custom view in uwp

Text effects

Text annotation can be customized with font styles such as bold, italics, and underline.

Text effects support for imageeditor in uwp

Multiline text and text alignment

Multiple-line text can be added using return key. Text can also be aligned to center, left, and right positions.

Multiline support for imageeditor text in uwp

Custom size and custom format

Provided an option to save an image in various sizes, and images can also be saved in different formats like .png,.jpg, and .bmp.

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

Essential Presentation

Slide transition

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

Slide transition


Critical path

Highlights the chain of linked tasks that affect the project finish date. uwp gantt hightlights critical path

Template customization

Customize the default view of the tasks in the Gantt chart view. ![uwp gantt chart task template customization

Scroll to visible region

Scroll to the visible task region while vertical scrolling in the Gantt chart.


Page break

The RichTextBox control allows you to insert page breaks in the document. Page break support in RichTextBox


The RichTextBox control supports right-to-left flow direction for all UI elements like the find and replace pane, radial menu, dialogs, and more. Right-to-left flow support in RichTextBox

Tree Grid

Populate child nodes asynchronously

Populate child nodes asynchronously using async and await at runtime when retrieving data from web services or any database.

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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