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What's New in Essential Studio for WPF


What's New in Essential Studio for WPF

The 2021 Volume 3 release delivers multiple calendar types—Gregorian, Korean, Hebrew, and more—to the Scheduler, support to lock annotations and specify the paper source in PDF Viewer, and comprehensive undo and redo in Diagram.


Filled ripple animation effect

Display a filled ripple animation effect when hovering over ports.

Port with filled ripple animation effect while hovering

Restrict negative axis dragging

This feature allows users to restrict the dragging and dropping of diagram elements to negative axis bounds.

Restrict dragging of diagram elements to negative region

Toolbox support for stencil control

The stencil control is available in the Visual Studio toolbox. Drag it easily into the designer.

VisualStudio toolbox with Stencil control

Undo and redo improvement

View, delete, and limit diagram history. Group diagram actions and store them as a single entry in the history manager.

Undo/Redo in WPF in Diagram

Image Editor

Zooming relative to the cursor

Zoom an image relative to the cursor.

Zooming relative to cursor support in WPF Image Editor.

Programmatically enable panning

Programmatically enable panning when the image editor’s toolbar is hidden.

PDF Library

Rotate the form fields

Rotate the form fields in PDF documents programmatically.


HTML text element

Draw the PdfHtmlTextElement in the Windows Azure platform without a GDI+ error.


PDF to PDF-A conversion progress

Track the progress of the PDF to PDF-A conformance conversion.

Import and export form data enhancement

Import or export the form data from different PDF processing libraries and applications.

Arabic text drawing enhancement

Draw Arabic text with advanced typography glyphs to improve its shaping.

PDF Viewer

Annotation locking

Users can lock annotations in PDF files to prevent modifications.

Annotations locking using WPF PDF Viewer.

Paper source in printer settings

Users can specify the default paper source when printing PDF files.

Active viewport rendering

Render only the parts of a PDF file within the viewport region at higher zoom percentages, saving memory and improving performance.


Calendar types

Set different calendar types such as Gregorian, Korean, or Hebrew.

Calendar types in WPF Scheduler.

Allowed views

Scheduler view types can be listed in the scheduler header to navigate among them quickly.

Allowed scheduler view types in WPF Scheduler header.

Date navigation using date picker

Navigate dates using a built-in date picker available in the scheduler header.

Show date picker in WPF Scheduler header.

Resource view auto and minimum heights

Adjust the height of the resource view in timeline views based on the appointments and set a minimum height for the resource view in timeline views.

Row auto height in WPF Scheduler timeline views.

Word Library

Word-to-PDF conversion enhancements

Preserves all comments when converting a Word document to PDF or image formats.

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