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What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP

ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2019 VOLUME 3 Beta Release Icon

What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP

Volume 3 brings more impressive features to your UWP projects with check-box selection support in the DataGrid, custom table styles in the Word Library, and PDF digital signatures with CAdES in the PDF Library.


Checkbox selector column

This feature allows you to show checkboxes in a column to select or deselect rows in a datagrid. All the rows can also be selected using an intuitive checkbox in the header.

Word Library

Custom table styles

Word Library now allows creating and applying custom table styles in Word documents (DOCX and WordML), and preserving them in DOCX-to-PDF, Word-to-image, and Word-to-HTML conversions.

Custom table style

Rotation support for shape, text box, image, and group shape

Word Library now allows rotating shapes, text boxes, and group shapes in Word documents.

Rotation support for shape, text box, image, and group shape

Image Editor

Image filter support

The image filter support enables you to apply effects to an image. You can apply the following effects either from the toolbar or code.

  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Contrast
  • Brightness
  • Sharpen
  • Blur

UWP Image Editor color filter support.

Support to add read-only text

This feature allows users to restrict the text pop-up preview window when tapping the text to add read-only text.

Disable resizing support for text, shapes, and custom views

Provides support to disable the resizing option for text, shapes, and custom views.

PDF Library

PDF digital signatures with CAdES

Digitally sign PDF documents with an advanced digital signature standard called CAdES (CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures).

Signatures with CAdES.

Validating PDF digital signatures

Validate digital signatures in existing PDF documents.

Validate digital signatures.

Encrypt only file attachments

Encrypt only file attachments in a PDF document.

Encrypt only attachments.

Find corrupted PDF documents

Find out whether a PDF document is corrupted or not.

Find corrupted PDF.

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 ImportOnSave option.
  • Skip a property while importing data from a collection.

Nested Collections Imported to Excel

Data export enhancement

Data from Excel can be exported to collection objects so that the values can be used as models. Now, XlsIO allows exporting data to nested classes to visualize data in a relative structure.

Excel-to-PDF conversion enhancements

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

Excel-to-PDF Conversion

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