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What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP


What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP

2020 Volume 2 brings a host of new features for your UWP projects, including improved chart data marker performance, support for importing HTML tables into Excel worksheets, and support for exporting Excel data to JSON format.

Word Library

SEQ fields

Word Library now allows updating SEQ (sequence) fields in a Word document.

Update a SEQ fields in Word documents

Track changes enhancements

Word Library now provides the following features in tracked changes preservation:

  • Move-to and move-from revisions are preserved in Word documents (DOCX and WordML).
  • Move-to and move-from revisions can be accepted and rejected.
  • Style and section property tracked changes are preserved in Word documents.
  • All tracked revisions in a Word document can be accessed through an API.

Track changes enhancements

FirstColumn and LastColumn in bookmarks

Word Library now provides FirstColumn and LastColumn APIs to define the column range for bookmarks inside tables in Word documents.


Marker virtualization

This feature allows users to virtualize a large number of markers when zooming and panning maps.

PDF Library

Redact annotation

Mark words or areas to be obscured with the redact annotation. Redact PDF Document

Cloud-style annotation

Create a shape annotation with the cloud style. Cloud-Style Annotation

PowerPoint Library

Extract OLE object

PowerPoint Library now allows extracting embedded OLE objects from a PowerPoint presentation.

Extract OLE object from a PowerPoint presentation


Data marker performance

The chart data marker’s rendering performance is greatly enhanced, resulting in 2x improvement in loading and 10x improvement in zooming and panning interactions.

Excel Library

Import HTML tables into Excel worksheet

Essential XlsIO supports importing HTML tables into Excel worksheets. The ImportHtmlTable method loads an HTML file with the following features:  

  • Imports HTML tables
  • Imports tables with formatting 

HTML to Excel

Export Excel data to JSON files

Essential XlsIO supports converting Excel data to JSON files by simply saving the workbook using the SaveAsJson method. This support includes the features to save,  

  • a workbook as a simple JSON file or a JSON file with XML schema
  • a workbook to JSON
  • a worksheet to JSON
  • a range to JSON
  • a stream with the above features

Excel to JSON

Export Excel notes to PDF

Essential XlsIO provides support to export Excel notes to a PDF document that will be displayed similar to the worksheet cells or at the end of the worksheet.

Excel to JSON

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