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What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms


What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms

Volume 4 helps you capitalize on your investment in WinForms by adding the new Data Pager control, the tabbed document interface feature for Docking Manager, and change tracking in Word-to-PDF conversions.


High DPI support

High-DPI support has been provided for the following Windows Forms controls to preserve the app quality on high-DPI devices:

  • SpreadSheet
  • DomainUpDownExt
  • NumericUpDownExt
  • Calculator
  • Rating
  • RadialGauge
  • LinearGauge



The new Data Pager control is being introduced to manipulate data. Users can navigate to a part of the data from an underlying data source with on-demand data loading support.

Paging support in Windows Forms DataGrid.

Performance improvement

We’ve improved summary calculation for group summaries and caption summaries by calculating summaries for columns on demand. DataGrid will load and scroll much faster when a summary is added for more than 300 columns.

Autofit group drop area item

Autofit the grouped items in the group drop area based on their text. This allows end users to view all the grouped items’ text.

Windows Forms DataGrid shows autofitted group drop area items.

Does Not Contain option in filtering

DataGrid supports a Does Not Contain option for both UI and programmatic filtering. Now, users can filter records that do not contain a given value. Windows Forms DataGrid Does Not Contain feature.


  • Customize the Excel-like selection of marker colors in the row header.
  • Customize the outermost border color of a grid.


Custom filtering for suggestions

Display a custom suggestion list in the drop-down on typing text in the editor portion. Thus, end users can show a custom suggestion list such as one with Fuzzy logic to tolerate typo errors.

Windows Forms ComboBox custom filtering.


Outermost border customization

Customize the outermost border color of ListView control.

What's New for Windows Forms Chart Control | Syncfusion


Rotate axis title

Rotate the chart axis title to the desired angle to improve readability.

Windows Forms Chart with rotated title

Save chart without toolbar

Copy and save a chart as an image with or without a toolbar.

Options for saving chart as a template

Include or exclude series data points and series styles when saving the chart as a template.

Essential DocIO

Update field enhancements

Essential DocIO now allows updating the AutoNum and Set fields in a Word document.

Restart numbering in lists

Essential DocIO now allows numbering in lists to be restarted in the Word documents while performing mail merge and merging multiple Word documents.

List restart numbering

Hyphenation in Word-to-PDF and Word-to-image conversions

Essential DocIO now allows hyphenating text in a Word document while converting it to PDF or image format.

Hyphenation in Word-to-PDF conversion

Track changes in Word-to-PDF conversion

Essential DocIO now allows showing revision marks in a generated PDF when converting Word documents with tracked changes or revisions.

Tracked changes in Word-to-PDF conversion

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Essential DocIO now provides the following features in Word-to-PDF conversion:

  • Preservation of complex script text.

Docking Manager

Tabbed documents

A Visual Studio-like document interface has been added to the Docking Manager. It allows users to drag and drop tools windows to a document state. Document windows can be grouped to split the workspace and allow users to work with two or more open documents.

Visual Studio like document interface for Windows Forms Docking Manager

Essential PDF

OpenType font

Add text to a PDF document using OpenType font.

OpenType font in PDF.

Get certificate details from PDF

Get certificate details from an existing signed PDF document.

Loading certificate details.

Essential Presentation


Add, edit, and remove connectors in PowerPoint files.



Auto Layout

Controls in Ribbon can be arranged without additional settings like margin, padding, or any customization, similar to Office UI. Designer process has been made easy for configuring the control.

Office like UI without additional settings

Syntax Editor

Zoom capability

Zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities help improve the readability of text in the Syntax Editor control. They allow users to zoom the text in the control through mouse-wheel and touch interaction.

Syntax Editor displays zoomed content

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