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What's New in Essential Studio for WPF


What's New in Essential Studio for WPF

2019 Volume 2 delivers custom stamp annotations and touch improvements for PDF Viewer, support to create PDF files based on the PDF version 2.0 specification, and Excel-like UI filtering and merged cells support in TreeGrid.

What's New for WPF DataGrid Control | Syncfusion


ItemsSource selector support for multicolumn drop-down list column type

Select a different ItemSource for each row in DataGrid.


Flowchart layout

The flowchart layout arranges nodes in a sequence representing a workflow or process using different symbols that contain information about the steps or sequence of events.

WPF Diagram control with new flowchart layout feature

Usability enhancements

The following usability features have been added in Diagram:

  • Delete successor nodes when their dependent nodes are deleted.
  • Connector can connect to the nearest port on a Node instead of its boundaries.
  • Automatic port creation when connection starts from Node/Connector.
  • Update the layout based on child position instead of its collection index in DirectedTreeLayout.
  • Command binding support for all default commands of SfDiagram.
  • Invalidate multiple layout refresh to single layout refresh.
  • Restrict the logging of undo and redo entries.

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

What's New for WPF DockingManager Control | Syncfusion

Docking Manager

Resize restriction

NativeFloatWindow can now be restricted to minimum and maximum sizes.

Close tabs using mouse middle button

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


ToolTip support has been provided for document tab.

ToolTip shown for a tab in docking manager

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.

PDF Viewer

Panning support

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

Touch interaction

This feature allows the user to perform all operations in the PDF Viewer control using touch gestures.

Custom stamp annotation

Custom stamp annotation allows you to include custom stamps anywhere in PDF document pages by importing the stamps as images. You can also add, move, resize, and delete existing custom stamp annotations.

Custom stamp annotation

PowerPoint Library

Write protection

PowerPoint library now allows enabling write protection for PowerPoint presentations.

Write protection for PowerPoint presentations

What's New for WPF Radial Slider Control | Syncfusion

Radial Slider

SweepDirection support for Radial Slider

You can now set ranges in both Clockwise and Counterclockwise directions.

Clockwise, Counterclockwise or Anticlockwise direction of radial slider range

Full range (360 degree) Slider

Slider will now cover a full range of 360 degrees.

Radial slider with its range covered with full 360 degree view


Customize individual axis element appearance

This feature allows users to customize the appearance of individual axis elements.

WPF axis elements customization support


Character and paragraph styles

The RichTextBox control now allows creating and modifying the character and paragraph styles of a document.

Character and paragraph styles of a document in RichTextBox

What's New for WPF Syntax Editor Control | Syncfusion

Syntax Editor

Drag and drop files

Now, you can load a file, by dropping the file over Syntax Editor.


  • Accessibility support has been provided.
  • When closing a document, an event will be raised to save, ignore, or cancel the changes made.

Method parameter information in Intellisense

Intellisense will now show method’s parameter details using ContextPrompt feature.

Interlisence shown method parameter information in popup

What's New for WPF TreeGrid Control | Syncfusion


Column filtering support (programmatic and Excel-like UI filtering)

This feature allows users to filter nodes using an advanced, Excel-like filtering UI or programmatically. Users can filter columns using the following options:

  • CheckBox filtering
  • Advanced filtering (numeric, text and date-time)

wpf treegrid shows advanced filtering UI

Merging cells in a row

This feature allows users to merge the cells in a row by column.

wpf treegrid shows cell merging in a row

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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