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What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms


What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms

Syncfusion continues to deliver new features for WinForms, including a responsive ribbon gallery in the Ribbon control, PDF digital signatures with CAdES in the PDF Library, and token support in the ComboBox control.


Token support

On selecting item(s) from a predefined list, it can be now be added as tokens in the combobox. The tokens in the input field appear in the order in which they were selected and can be removed at runtime.

Token Support


Rearranging ToolStrip

The toolstrip designed for ribbon showcasing can be positioned in the desired order using the designer (during design time).

Re-arranging ToolStrip

On resizing the window, ribbon gallery and its items rearrange itself based on the available size for precise view.

Responsive ribbon gallery

Automatically reset images based on DPI

Provided option to set images for ribbon items in different DPI scaling during application design. It helps the application to automatically upgrade the image when running on different machines in different DPI scaling.

Automatically reset images based on DPI

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

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 and preserving them in DOCX-to-PDF and Word-to-image conversions.

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


Pixel scrolling

Pixel scrolling is used to scroll nodes of Treeview pixel-by-pixel providing better and smooth scrolling experience.

Pixel Scrolling

Tabbed Form

Tab drag and drop

Drag and drop tabs using an intuitive UI to denote where the tabs are to be dropped, like popular web browsers.

winforms tabbed form shows tab drag and drop


Theme support

This feature allows users to apply various supported themes (Office 2019 Colorful; Office 2016’s black, white, dark gray, and colorful; and high contrast) to form.

winforms form theme support

Image support

Images can now be added with text in the navigation drawer menu. Also, image and text relationship like image before text, image after text, image above text, and image below text are supported.

Image Support

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