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What's New in Essential Studio for WinUI Controls


What's New in Essential Studio for WinUI Controls

With 2023 Volume 1, WinUI receives a new Avatar View control, interactive appointment highlighting in the Scheduler, and Markdown-to-Word conversion support in the Word Library.

Avatar View (New)

The .NET WinUI SfAvatarView control is a graphical representation of a user’s image. The view can be customized by adding an image, gradient background, group view, and more.

Key Features

  • Display initials, images, and pre-defined avatars (25).
  • Customize the border color, background color, and corner radius in the view.
  • Add up to three images or initials in a single view.
  • Use different types of visual styles.
  • Add gradient backgrounds.

Avatar View in WinUI.

Excel Library

Slicer support for Excel tables

Users can now programmatically create slicers for Excel tables to filter table data in Excel files. This feature provides a user-friendly interface that allows users to filter data quickly by selecting options from the slicer. With this new capability, users can quickly, more efficiently, and more accurately analyze and manipulate their data in Excel files.

Slicer in Excel in WinUI

Excel-to-PDF conversion enhancements

Our Excel-to-PDF conversion has been updated to provide the following enhancements. These enhancements ensure that the Excel document’s appearance is maintained in the resultant PDF document:

  • Preserves gradient fill for cells and shapes.
  • Preserves cell formats that are applied through date-occurring conditional formatting.

Excel to PDF in WinUI

PDF Library

TIFF to PDF converter

The Syncfusion WinUI PDF Library now supports the conversion of TIFF images to PDF documents. This feature supports both single and multi-frame TIFF images.



Highlight appointments with mouse

This feature highlights the Scheduler appointments when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

Appointment mouse hover highlight support in WinUI Scheduler.

Adapt appointments displayed to month cell size

This feature adjusts the number of appointments displayed in a month cell based on its size.

Word Library

Markdown-to-Word conversion

The Syncfusion .NET Word Library now supports converting an existing Markdown file to a Word document. Also, load images based on the image source path using an event while converting Markdown file to a Word document.

Markdown to Word in WinUI

Find Word document elements

The Syncfusion .NET Word Library now supports finding Word document elements based on specified properties and their corresponding values.

For example, with this new functionality, you can find

  • An image with an alternative text (Alt text) value as “logo”.
  • The content control with type “plain text” and “first name” as the title.
  • Block content controls with “address” as the title.
  • Charts with type “pie” and “analysis report” as the title.
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