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What's New in Essential Studio for WPF


What's New in Essential Studio for WPF

The 2021 Volume 2 release expands the Fluent, Material, and Office 2019 themes with more than 30 color palettes; adds symbol search, drag and drop, and a context menu to stencils in Diagram; and lets you resize and collapse the ribbon bar.

WPF Designer Improvements

Smart tags have been provided for all WPF controls to customize the properties easily in designer. This support will be available for Visual Studio version 16.10 and above.

WPF Smarttag

Theme Studio

An elegant 30+ new palette has been provided in fluent, material, and office 2019 theme variants.

WPF ThemeStudio Palette


Multiselect edit using tokens

Users can find a suggestion list of filtered items in the drop-down list of the ComboBox and edit multiple items in the display text area using tokens.

WPF ComboBox token.

Dynamic checked items

Users can override the selected items programmatically by using the OnItemChecked and OnItemUnchecked methods of the ComboBox.

WPF ComboBox dynamic checked items.

Currency TextBox

Crop trailing zeros

The currency textbox now provides an option to display currencies without trailing zeros.


Grid lines

This feature enables users to show grid lines horizontally, vertically, or in both directions.

grid lines visibility in wpf datagrod


Ripple animation effect

Display ripple animation effect when hovering over ports.

Port with ripple animation effect while hovering

Stencil improvement like Visio

Multiple symbol selection

This feature allows the users to select multiple stencil symbols and add them to the diagram by simply dragging and dropping onto the diagram page.

Symbol multiple selection

Symbol rearrangement

Rearrange the symbol’s position within the symbol group by dragging and dropping the selected symbol to a new position.

Symbol rearrangement

Context menu support for symbols

Built-in context menu with cut, copy, and paste items. Custom context menu items can also be defined.

Symbol with context menu

Symbol display mode

Allows the users to display symbols in the stencil in two different modes: icons only and names under icons.

Symbol display mode with names under icons

Search tags for symbols

Add more search keywords to search for stencil symbols.

Word Library

Locale identifier for bidirectional language text

Access and modify the locale identifier for bidirectional language text in a Word document.

Parent comment

Option to access the parent comment instance in a Word document.

Word-to-PDF conversion enhancements

Word Library now supports the following underline styles in Word-to-PDF conversion:

  • DashLong
  • Words
  • DashHeavy
  • DashLongHeavy
  • DotDashHeavy


Add multiple shapes to a single ShapeFileLayer

This feature allows users to add multiple shapes such as polygons, polylines, and circles to a single ShapeFileLayer on a map.

Add multiple shapes to a single map layer in WPF

PDF Library

PDF redaction enhancements

  • Now users can redact PDF paths and shapes in PDF documents.
  • Implemented the event handler to track the progress of the redaction.

Remove images from PDF documents

This feature allows users to completely remove images from the existing PDF documents. Remove_images

PDF Viewer

Cloud annotation

Users can add, remove, and modify cloud shaped annotations in PDF files.

Cloud annotations using WPF PDF Viewer

Import and export annotations

Users can import and export information about annotations in PDF files in the FDF and XFDF formats.

PowerPoint Library

Multicolumn support

Preserves multicolumn content when converting a presentation to PDF or image formats.

Preserves multicolumn in PowerPoint to PDF or image conversion


Ribbon bar positioning

Support has been provided to place the ribbon bars at right side of the ribbon.

WPF Ribbon bar positioning

Resize based on the specified order

The ribbon bars are now resized according to the order specified in the ribbon tab.

WPF Ribbon resize based on the specified order

Ribbon Window

Load user control

Load any user control at the right side of the title bar in the Ribbon Window.

WPF RibbonWindow load user control


Background and foreground color editors in the built-in appointment editor

Edit the appointment background and foreground colors using the Scheduler’s built-in appointment editor.

Appointment editor in WPF Scheduler.

Event for changing appointment reminder’s alert action

Users can receive notification when an appointment reminder’s dismiss, dismiss all, or snooze action is changed in the Scheduler reminder alert window.


Text box shape with square wrapping style

This feature preserves the text box shape with square wrapping style when viewing a Word document in RichTextBox.

Preserve text box shape with square wrapping style in a Word document

Autocomplete (TextBoxExt)

Clear button support

Delete the whole text in a single click.

Clear button.

Highlight the unmatched text

The unmatched characters shown in the drop-down can be styled.

Unmatched text.

Maximum suggestion support

Set the maximum number of items to be filtered.

Maximum suggestions count.

Tile view

Reorder items programmatically

You can now reorder items of TileView control programmatically.


Grid lines

This feature enables users to show grid lines horizontally, vertically, or in both directions.

grid lines visibility in wpf treegrid


Select or deselect nodes

This feature allows users to select or deselect nodes on loading or at runtime by mapping a property of the data object.

Select nodes on right-click

This feature allows users to select a node by right clicking on it.

Visual Studio Extensions

Project Template

Improved user experience in Syncfusion WPF Project Template. Touch support provided to WPF applications.

Syncfusion Blazor Template Studio

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