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What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms

ESSENTIAL STUDIO 2019 VOLUME 2

What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms

Add even more features to your Windows Forms apps with a new high contrast theme for all Syncfusion WinForms controls, support for creating document tabs using docking hits in Docking Manager, and group shape support in DOC-to-PDF and DOCX-to-PDF conversions.

Theme Studio

High contrast theme

In theme studio, high contrast (dark) theme has been included along with Office 2019 color theme. Also, a few new controls like Menu, CommandBar, Pivot Grid, Spreadsheet, etc. have been included in the suite.

Windows Forms Theme Studio for High Contrast Theme

PDF Library

Add comments and reviews to the PDF annotation

Set or change PDF annotation review statuses and make comments.

PDF reviews and comments.

PDF 2.0 version support

Create a 2.0 version of PDF.

PDF version 2.0.

Diagram

Measurement unit support to ruler label

This features allows users to set different types of the measurement units to the ruler label like inch, cm, mm, etc.

Windows Forms Diagram control Ruler Label

Grid spacing support to ruler

This features allows users to set different types of grid lines. The variable grid is used to set precise grid lines, and fixed grid is used to set the same space between grid lines at higher and lower magnifications.

Word Library

Mail merge enhancements

Word library now provides the following features in mail merge:

  • Event to customize clearing unmerged fields during mail merge.
  • Event to customize removing unmerged groups during mail merge.
  • Option to access the new instance (WPicture or WTextRange) replaced during mail merge.

Group shape in DOCX and DOCX-to-PDF conversion

Word library now allows creating group shapes in Word documents (DOCX) and preserving them in DOCX-to-PDF conversion.

Group shape in Word-to-PDF conversion

RTL text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion

Right-to-left (RTL) text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion has been improved.

Right-to-left text in Word-to-PDF conversion

Docking Manager

Close tabs using mouse middle button

You can now close tabs of the docking manager by clicking the tab using the mouse middle button. Note: You can also close tabs in TabControl using the mouse middle button.

Interactive document tab creation

You can now create document tabs interactively using dock hints.

Create document tabs interactively

PDF Viewer

Panning support

The Pan tool allows the user to drag and scroll PDF files in any direction.

RTL support

PDF Viewer control supports right-to-left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.

RTL

PowerPoint Library

Write protection

PowerPoint library now allows enabling write protection for PowerPoint presentations.

Write protection for PowerPoint presentations

Radial Gauge

New Frame Types

Two new frame types, Quarter Circle and Fill Type have been added.

Fill and Quarter circle radial gauge

Ribbon

Image mode for ToolStripItem

Users can now change either 32 * 32 images or 16 * 16 images on normal or collapsed modes dynamically to have clear visualization of ribbon items.

Windows Forms Ribbon control Multi Image mode for ToolStripItem

Tabbed Form

Tab drag-and-drop support

Drag and drop a tab from one position to another.

winforms tabbed form shows tabs drag and drop

Tab primitive (navigation) support

This feature allows users to navigate through tabs using built-in navigation buttons. Also, users can choose a tab available in an outside view using an intuitive drop-down list.

winforms tabbed form shows tab navigation through tab primitive buttons

Context menu support

Show the context menu in a tab like in web browsers.

winforms tabbed form shows context menu

Right-to-left support

TabbedForm supports right-to-left (RTL) arrangement for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.

right to left support in winforms tabbed form

TreeView

Performance Improvisation

In order to improve the TreeView UI interaction time, virtualization concept has been revamped and enabled, by default, resulting in better performance. For instance, earlier 100k records were loaded in 15 minutes, but now the same number of records are loaded in 2 seconds. 

Data Binding

TreeView now supports external data sources like DataTable and DataSet for binding data. Also, data relations can be established among the tables in DataTable and DataSet when binding.

Excel Library

Excel table with parameter query

Excel tables are now created with a parameter query for external connections such as Microsoft SQL Server. These parameters are customized by accepting values from a prompt window, by using a value from a cell, or by using a constant.

Excel parameter query

Excel chart enhancements

Certain Excel charts support drop lines to help viewers determine a data point’s value on the horizontal axis.

Drop lines

Trace precedents and dependents enhancements

Cells with formulas referring to other cells can be retrieved by the GetDirectPrecedents() and GetDirectDependents() methods.

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