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What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP


What’s New in Essential Studio for UWP

Developers across the Windows ecosystem can now add custom views in the image editor, view filled forms in the PDF viewer, work with RTL text in the PDF library, and much more.

Essential XlsIO

Group shape support

XlsIO now allows grouping multiple shapes into a single grouped shape. This is used to apply shape settings to all the shapes in a group at the same time. All grouped shapes can be ungrouped at once or a specific shape can be ungrouped.

Pivot Table layout enhancement

Supports additional layout option to repeat data of specific fields or all fields.

Excel chart styles

By setting the style ID between 1 and 48, the chart style can now be changed easily. The default style ID is 2.

Copy and paste enhancement

Skips blank cells while copying data from source range to destination range.

Essential DocIO

Strict Open XML documents

Essential DocIO now allows you to open and save Strict Open XML format (*.docx) documents.

Image Editor

Custom view

Custom views can be added as annotations over an image. They can be resized and positioned anywhere on an image.

Toolbar height customization

Toolbar item height, icon height, and text height can be customized.

Font family

Text annotations can be customized to use any desired font family.

Stroke thickness and opacity customization

The image editor control supports customizing the stroke thickness and opacity of circle, rectangle, arrow, and path annotations.

Essential PDF

RTL text

Add RTL text to PDF documents.

Custom metadata

Add custom metadata to PDF documents.

Document timestamp

Add timestamp to PDF documents without using certificates.

Digital signature flattening

Flatten the digital signature fields in existing PDF documents.

Auto resize the text of text box fields

Automatically resize the text of text box fields.

Adding annotations to the PDF layers

Add annotations to the PDF layers.

PDF Viewer

Form filling

This feature allows the users to edit, save, and print the existing form fields present in a PDF document.

Essential Presentation

Animation support

Support to create and edit animations in PowerPoint presentation.

Load more

Instead of loading all items on initial load, the collection is split by a specified count value and only the first set is added in the carousel view. The next set will be loaded after the load more option is tapped.

UI virtualization

Maintains only the items in the view port in the carousel view.


Holidays support

Highlight holidays in the Gantt chart.

Automatic validation

Adjust the task’s start and finish dates automatically based on the dependencies and holidays in Gantt.

Lead and lag support

Provide lead and lag values for dependent tasks.

Task relationship editing

Edit and delete relationships from the Gantt chart.

Masked Edit

Support has been provided for optional, negative lookahead, and positive lookahead regular expressions.

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