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What's New in Essential Studio for WPF


What's New in Essential Studio for WPF

Improve your desktop apps with system theme support for all WPF controls, new features for PDF Viewer, and change tracking in Word-to-PDF conversions.


System Theme

Now, system theme support is provided where the controls will be rendered based on the current Windows system theme. When high contrast theme is enabled in the system, UI controls will be rendered based on high contrast theme of the Windows.

System theme support for WPF controls



  • We’ve improved the display-rendering quality of DataGrid in UseDrawing mode.

WPF DataGrid display-rendering quality improvement.

  • You can format columns based on the DataFormatString attribute of the Entity Framework model.

Auto-generating custom type property

Autogenerate the custom type property as a single column without auto-generating all inner properties as separate columns.


You can now reduce or enlarge your diagram when you print it.

Custom cursor

Default cursors used in a diagram can be changed.

Essential DocIO

Update field enhancements

Essential DocIO now allows updating the AutoNum and Set fields in a Word document.

Restart numbering in lists

Essential DocIO now allows numbering in lists to be restarted in the Word documents while performing mail merge and merging multiple Word documents.

List restart numbering

Hyphenation in Word-to-PDF and Word-to-image conversions

Essential DocIO now allows hyphenating text in a Word document while converting it to PDF or image format.

Hyphenation in Word-to-PDF conversion

Track changes in Word-to-PDF conversion

Essential DocIO now allows showing revision marks in a generated PDF when converting Word documents with tracked changes or revisions.

Tracked changes in Word-to-PDF conversion

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Essential DocIO now provides the following features in Word-to-PDF conversion:

  • Preservation of complex script text.

Essential PDF

OpenType font

Add text to a PDF document using OpenType font.

OpenType font in PDF.

Get certificate details from PDF

Get certificate details from an existing signed PDF document.

Loading certificate details.

PDF Viewer

Organize pages

Organize pages support allows you to rotate, rearrange, and delete pages from a PDF document using a miniature preview of the PDF pages.

Organize pages


Redaction support allows you to remove sensitive text and graphics from a PDF document.


Stamp annotation

Stamp annotation allows you to include stamps anywhere in the PDF document pages. You can also add, move, resize, and delete existing stamp annotations.

Stamp annotation

Handwritten signature

Handwritten signature support allows you to sign a PDF document by drawing a signature.

Handwritten signature

Essential Presentation


Add, edit, and remove connectors in PowerPoint files.



Add text to the center of a doughnut chart

Text or any view can be added at the center of a doughnut chart to show any information about the data presented.

Stacked doughnut chart

This feature allows users to render their data with multiple circles in doughnut charts instead of separate arc segments in a single circle.

Stacked doughnut support

Straight line support in data marker connector

This feature allows users to change the connector of a data marker to a horizontal line in circular charts. Currently, the connector line of a data marker is rendered based on the angle of the respective segment.

Straight line support in data marker of circular series

Group small data points into “Others” category in pie and doughnut series

The pie and doughnut charts with too many small slices are cluttered. To overcome this, this feature provides an option to merge the small slices into a single slice based on a threshold value.

Group to support in circular series

Plot range column chart type with single Y value

A typical range column chart requires two values, namely high and low, but this feature allows users to plot the range column chart with a single y-value. This is possible when the y-value is considered the delta value for a range column chart and the segments are arranged at the center of the chart area.


UI container

The RichTextBox control supports a UI container to embed (host) UI elements within a document. UI container support in RichTextBox.


Pin and unpin tabs

Pin and unpin support helps users access their favorite tabs quickly. It allows tabs to be pinned and unpinned through the context menu and user interaction.

TabControl displays pinned tabs

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