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What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms


What's New in Essential Studio for WinForms

Volume 4 continues nearly two decades of WinForms platform expertise with macro support in the Excel Library, mathematical equation support in the Word Library, and the ability to save and load tabs, as well as QAT commands, in the Ribbon control.

PDF Viewer

Extract lines from a PDF file

Users can extract lines of text from a PDF file along with their bounds information.

Extract words from a PDF file

Users can extract words from a PDF file along with their bounds information.


Positioning the newly added row for DataTable collection

This feature allows you to position a row at the beginning or end of the DataGrid when a new row is added using the built-in AddNewRow option.

New options in Excel-like UI filter

This feature allows users to filter data with “Does not begin with” and “Does not end with” options in the Excel-like UI filter.

Word Library

Mathematical equations

Word Library now allows creating and editing mathematical equations (MathML) in Word documents (DOCX and WordML).

Mathematical equations in Word documents

Autofit table content

Word Library now automatically adjusts table cell size based on its content.

Automatically adjust table cell size

Multicolumn TreeView

Performance improvement in Multicolumn TreeView control

The performance of the Multicolumn TreeView has been improved. You can now load nodes and their sub-items 15x times faster than before.

PDF Library

PDF/A conformance

Support provided to create PDF/A conformance documents. Using this library, the following types of conformance documents can be created.

  • PDF/A-1a
  • PDF/A-2a
  • PDF/A-3a
  • PDF/A-2u
  • PDF/A-3u

PDF/A Conformance.

Validate the incrementally saved PDF digital signatures

Improved the PDF digital signature validation algorithm to identify Incremental saving attacks (ISA).

Validate incrementally saved signatures.

Remove duplicate resources when merging PDF documents

Support provided to remove duplicate PDF resources such as image and fonts when merging PDF documents.

Remove the duplicate PDF resources.

Create Long Term Validation (LTV) when signing PDF documents externally

This feature allows you to digitally sign a PDF document externally with LTV.

Create LTV.

Create ZUGFeRD 2.0 PDF document

Support provided to create ZUGFeRD 2.0 PDF documents.

ZUGFeRD version 2.0.


Save and load Ribbon QAT and Tabs modules

Support has been provided for saving and loading QAT and Tabs ribbon modules independently as an XML document.

Excel Library


A macro is a set of programming codes that runs in the Excel environment to automate tasks. XlsIO allows you to create and edit macros in Excel worksheets using IVbaProject and save the worksheets in different formats such as XLS, XLTM, and XLSM.


Conditional formatting enhancement

Conditional formatting now allows you to highlight the following:

  • Top or bottom ranked values.

Conditional Formatting Top or Bottom Values

  • Values that are above or below average.

Conditional Formatting Above or Below Average Values

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