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What's New in Essential Studio for WPF


What's New in Essential Studio for WPF

WPF developers have plenty to enjoy in 2023 Volume 1, including on-demand, asynchronous record loading in the TreeGrid; support to find document elements based on specified properties and their values with the Word Library; and Markdown-to-Word conversion.

Excel Library

Slicer support for Excel tables

Users can now programmatically create slicers for Excel tables to filter table data in Excel files. This feature provides a user-friendly interface that allows users to filter data quickly by selecting options from the slicer. With this new capability, users can quickly, more efficiently, and more accurately analyze and manipulate their data in Excel files.

Slicer in Excel in WPF

Excel-to-PDF conversion enhancements

Our Excel-to-PDF conversion has been updated to provide the following enhancements. These enhancements ensure that the Excel document’s appearance is maintained in the resultant PDF document:

  • Preserves gradient fill for cells and shapes.
  • Preserves cell formats that are applied through date-occurring conditional formatting.

Excel to PDF in WPF

PDF Library

PDF accessibility tag extraction

PDF accessibility tags provide additional information to assistive technology, making it easier for users with disabilities to navigate and understand PDF documents.

Now, the Syncfusion .NET PDF Library supports extracting accessibility tags from (tagged) PDF documents to make them more accessible to users with disabilities.

This feature allows you to enhance the visual appeal of your QR codes by adding a company or brand logo to the center of the code.

Barcode with logo.

PDF Viewer

Built-in toolbar redesign

The PDF Viewer’s built-in toolbar was redesigned to enhance user interaction and provide better visualization.

Built-in toolbar redesign in PDF Viewer.


Highlight appointments with mouse

This feature highlights the Scheduler appointments when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

Appointment mouse hover highlight support in WPF Scheduler.

Adapt appointments displayed to month cell size

This feature adjusts the number of appointments displayed in a month cell based on its size.


Asynchronous on-demand loading

This feature allows users to asynchronously load records on-demand using the RequestTreeItems event.

TreeGrid asynchronous on demand loading support.

Word Library

Markdown-to-Word conversion

The Syncfusion .NET Word Library now supports converting an existing Markdown file to a Word document. Also, load images based on the image source path using an event while converting Markdown file to a Word document.

Markdown to Word in WPF

Find Word document elements

The Syncfusion .NET Word Library now supports finding Word document elements based on specified properties and their corresponding values.

For example, with this new functionality, you can find

  • An image with an alternative text (Alt text) value as “logo”.
  • The content control with type “plain text” and “first name” as the title.
  • Block content controls with “address” as the title.
  • Charts with type “pie” and “analysis report” as the title.
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