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What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms

ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2024 VOLUME 2

What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms

2024 Volume 2 improves our Windows Forms suite with smart tag support extended to .NET 6 and later, the ability to merge PDFs without compromising their accessibility, and support to extract LaTeX markup from mathematical equations in Word documents.

Common

Smart tag support in .NET 6 or higher

Support for smart tags has been extended to the controls in .NET 6 or higher that were previously available in .NET Framework. This improvement simplifies the development workflow by offering immediate access to frequently used tasks and configurations within the design interface.

Excel Library

Pivot table enhancement

The show values row option is provided in pivot table creation and Excel to PDF conversion. This feature allows users to add “Values” row to the pivot table when two or more data fields exist.

Pivot table layout in WinForms

Gradient fill

Support for gradient fill style in conditional formatting is provided in Excel document creation and Excel to PDF conversion. This feature improves the appearance of the conditional formatting and easily highlights the data in the reports containing large data.

Gradient fill in WinForms

PDF Library

Merge PDFs without compromising accessibility

This functionality allows users to merge PDF documents without compromising their accessibility. Accessibility is crucial for users relying on screen readers and other assistive technologies.

Merge PDFs without compromising accessibility tags

Pop-up icon appearance

This feature enables users to add various pop-up icons to a PDF document, including custom icons with unique appearances, by using appearance streams. The appearance stream ensures that each pop-up icon is displayed uniformly when the PDF document is viewed in any standard PDF viewers.

Pop-up icon appearance

Duplicate page support

This feature allows users to duplicate pages within the same PDF document, facilitating easier content replication and organization. This support is useful for quickly creating templates, maintaining consistency across multiple sections, and streamlining document editing processes.

Duplicate page

PowerPoint Library

End paragraph mark

The .NET PowerPoint Library includes an API to access the font properties of the end paragraph in PowerPoint Presentations.

PowerPoint-to-PDF and image conversion enhancements

The Syncfusion PowerPoint Library includes the following enhancements when converting any PowerPoint Presentation to a PDF file or image:

  • Note rendering: Use a notes-publishing option to improve the rendering of slides with notes that exceed a page when converting to PDF.

  • Highlight preservation: Highlights within the original presentation will be maintained with their exact colors during the conversion process, ensuring a precise representation in the resulting PDF or image file.

Highlight color in WinForms

  • Chart error bars: Error bars are preserved exactly as they appear in the input presentation when converted to PDF or images, as well as when converting charts to images.

Chart error bars in WinForms

Word Library

Mathematical equation to LaTeX

The .NET Word Library (DocIO) now includes an API to extract LaTeX code from mathematical equation in Word documents. Additionally, users can modify existing equations using the LaTeX code.

With this feature, users can convert mathematical equations from Word documents to LaTeX, and integrate them into LaTeX-based equation editors.

Math to LaTeX in WinForms

Word-to-PDF and image conversion enhancements

The Syncfusion Word Library includes the following enhancements when converting any Word document to a PDF file:

  • Right-to-left text: Enhanced rendering of columns and table of contents to preserve the right-to-left direction as the original Word document.
  • Mathematical equations: Improved preservation of mathematical equations and their alignments during PDF and image conversion.
  • Chart error bars: Error bars are preserved exactly as they appear in the input Word document when converted to PDF or images, and when converting charts to images.

Chart error bars in WinForms

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