We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to browse, then you agree to our privacy policy and cookie policy. (Last updated on: November 16, 2018).
Unfortunately, activation email could not send to your email. Please try again.
Syncfusion Feedback
What's New in Essential Studio for WPF


What's New in Essential Studio for WPF

Improve your desktop apps with thumbnail navigation for PDFs, touch support for the syntax editor, and enhancements to the RichTextBox control.


Row drag-and-drop enhancement

  • Customize row drag-and-drop operations with built-in events.

  • The grid will auto-scroll when a row is dragged between a parent grid and a child grid.

Performance enhancement

  • Caption and group summary calculation performance have been improved. Now, the DataGrid control can be scrolled vertically much faster.

  • Table summary calculation has been improved when calculating summaries in a DataTable collection with more than 300 column summaries, allowing the DataGrid control to load faster.


Shape themes

Support for 19 built-in themes for shapes has been provided. You can also design your own theme.

Shape themes

Avoid segment overlap

The direct tree layout now has an option to prevent connector segments from overlapping.

Avoid segment overlap


Displaying measures and KPIs

You can now display measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) one after another in any desired order instead of displaying them in groups.

Display measures AND KPI's in desired order

Essential PDF

Complex script

Add complex script language text to PDF documents.

Complex script language text in PDF


Redact text and images from PDF documents.

Redact text and images from PDF documents


Timestamp the existing PDF document.

Timestamp the existing PDF document

Signature validation

Appearance of a signature will change based on the signature validation.

Signature validation

Flatten rubber stamp annotation

Flatten rubber stamp annotation in the PDF document.

Rubber stamp annotation

Measurement annotation

Add, edit, and flatten measurement annotation in the PDF document.

Measurement annotation

Long-term validation (LTV)

Enable long-term validation in the PDF document.

Long-term validation

PDF Viewer

Thumbnail navigation

Thumbnail navigation support in PDF viewer allows you to view a miniature preview of the PDF pages for fast scrolling and easy navigation.

Text annotation

Text annotation support in PDF viewer allows you to include text anywhere in the PDF document pages through a text box. You can also add, edit, modify, and delete existing text annotations.

Layer support enhancement

The layer support in PDF viewer has been enhanced with options to add and delete layers. There are also options to add, edit, and delete annotations over the layers.

Essential Presentation

Right-to-left conversion support

Convert the RTL (right to left) text in PowerPoint to PDF or image formats.

RTL text conversion

Slide transition

Create, edit, and remove slide transitions in PowerPoint presentations.

Slide transition


Page break

The RichTextBox control allows you to insert page breaks in the document. Page break support in RichTextBox


The RichTextBox control supports right-to-left flow direction for all UI elements like context menus, mini-toolbars, dialogs, and more. Right-to-left flow support in RichTextBox

Syntax Editor

Touch selection

Content selection support in the syntax editor control has been enhanced for touch environments.

Touch-friendly content selection



Virtualization support has been added to speed up loading times while loading huge amounts of data.

Virtualizing tile view items and speeding up performance

Essential XlsIO

Data import enhancement

Images, data with URLs, and data with mail IDs are imported as hyperlinks from various data sources into Excel.

Excel to PDF enhancement

Excel group shapes and recolored pictures are converted to PDF.

Pivot table

Supports sorting pivot value fields by direction.


Supports calculation of external formula references.

Warning Icon You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer that may not display all features of this and other websites. Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 or newer for a better experience.Close Icon