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ESSENTIAL STUDIO VOLUME 4

What's New in Essential Studio for WPF

Desktop development becomes more creative than ever as Essential Studio for WPF adds row drag and drop for data grid, a new Smith chart, and right-to-left support for rich text box.

Smith Chart

New control

Smith chart is one of the most useful data visualization tools for high frequency circuit applications.

Key Features

  • Visualization of the impedance and admittance of a transmission line.
  • Representation of data with line series and various types of markers.
  • Data label support for better readability.
  • Interactive tooltip support.
  • Interactive legend.
  • Customizable colors.

Calculate

Array formula calculation

Support has been provided for array formula calculation as in Excel. An array formula is a formula that can perform multiple calculations with an array or series of data values and return one or more results. It helps to simplify the formula expression. For example, “=MAX (B1-C1, B2-C2, B3-C3, B4-C4, B5-C5)” can now be replaced by the array formula, “{=MAX (B1:B5-C1:C5)}”.

Chart

Multi-level axis labels

Multi-level axis label support has been provided for the chart control.

Data Grid

Built-in row drag and drop

Support has been added for dragging and dropping rows in a data grid or between two data grids. This feature also allows rows to be dragged and dropped to and from any other control.

Grid column enhancements

  • Provided support to automatically generate columns for the details view grid when items source changed at runtime.
  • Provided read-only support for the data grid where users can enter edit mode but can’t input text.
  • Provided support to load different ItemsSource for combo box based on underlying data object.

Filter row enhancements

Support has been added to update the drop-down list of a multi-select combo box filter based on other column filters, similar to Excel. Users can easily select or unselect only visible records.

Diagram

Quick Commands

Support has been provided for customizing the appearance and position of quick commands.

Dock Port

A dock port is a place holder that allows you to create connections at any point on it.

Auto-align

Support has been provided to align nodes or annotations automatically if they overlap.

Essential DocIO

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Essential DocIO now allows Word documents with line numbers to be converted to PDFs with their original formatting.

Clone and merge enhancements

An option has been added to restart or continue list numbering when merging Word documents.

Rich Text Box

Right-to-left support

The rich text box control allows the user to view and edit right-to-left content such as text, paragraphs, lists, and tables.

Drag-and-drop support

The rich text box control allows the user to drag and drop content within control. It also allows the user to drag and drop content to and from other editor controls.

Spreadsheet

Array formula calculation

Support has been provided for array formula calculation as in Excel. An array formula is a formula that can perform multiple calculations with an array or series of data values and return one or more results. It helps to simplify the formula expression. For example, “=MAX (B1-C1, B2-C2, B3-C3, B4-C4, B5-C5)” can now be replaced by the array formula, “{=MAX (B1:B5-C1:C5)}”.

Single-Cell Array Formula

Multi-Cell Array Formula

Tree Grid

Support has been added for freeze columns (non-scrolling columns) on the right, like in Excel.

Stacked header

Support has been added for stacked header rows, which are unbound header rows that can span multiple rows and columns to group one or more header cells.

Essential XlsIO

Chart to image enhancement

The manual layout positions of chart elements like the legend, titles, plot area, and display units are now properly converted into images.

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