Syncfusion Essential Studio Windows Forms Releases

Released: Sep 30, 2021

Updates in 2021 Volume 3


  • Microsoft Word Library
    • Word-to-PDF conversion enhancements - Added the ability to preserve all comments when converting a Word document to PDF or image formats.
  • PDF Library
    • Rotate the form fields - Added the ability to programmatically rotate form fields in PDF documents.
    • HTML text element - You can now draw the PdfHtmlTextElement in the Microsoft Azure platform without a GDI+ error.
    • PDF to PDF-A conversion progress - Added the ability to track the progress of the PDF to PDF-A...

Released: Aug 11, 2021

Updates in 2021 Volume 2 SP1


  • Microsoft Visual Studio Extensions
    • Added WinForms project template, item template, reference manager and troubleshooter support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2022.


  • Calculate
    • Now, the text function properly returns “HH:MM” format time in Calcengine
    • Now, IFNA function properly returns the value when the second argument is Boolean value
    • ArgumentOutOfRange is no longer been thrown while calculating AVERAGEIF function with valid range.
    • Now, ADDRESS function returns correct...

Released: Jun 30, 2021

Updates in 2021 Volume 2


  • Microsoft Word Library
    • Locale identifier for bidirectional language text - You can now access and modify the locale identifier for bidirectional language text in a Word document.
    • Parent comment - Added the 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.
  • PDF Library
    • PDF redaction enhancements...

Released: May 13, 2021

Updates in 2021 Volume 1 SP1


  • DocIO
    • Added support for setting locale identifier for bidirectional languages in Microsoft Word documents.
  • SfScrollControl
    • The type of ContextMenuShowingEventArgs.ContextMenu property has been changed to ContextMenuStrip from ContextMenu.
    • The type of parameter provided in the ScrollBarBase.InitializeContextMenu method has been changed to ContextMenuStrip from ContextMenu.


  • Common
    • CanOverrideFontFamily and FontFamily properties of FontHelper is now working properly...

Released: Mar 30, 2021

Updates in 2021 Volume 1


  • Ribbon
    • Header and footer for backstage view - Backstage items can now be arranged at the top or bottom of the backstage view.
  • MultiColumnTreeView
    • Filtering - Added support for filtering the data available at all levels of a node.
  • RibbonForm
    • Load user control - Added the ability to load any user control at the right side of the title bar.
  • ComboBox
    • Binding data source in designer - Users can now bind the data source at the designer level.
    • Drop-down position - Users can now decide the...

Released: Jan 28, 2021

Updates in 2020 Volume 4 SP1


  • Calculate
    • CHISQ.DIST function now works properly when setting the Cumulative value to true.
    • The CalcEngine computes the expression properly for the string comparison with the numeric values.
  • ColorPickerButton
    • Now, the ColorPickerButton control is appear in the tool box.
  • ContextMenuStrip
    • Now the ContextMenuStrip is rendered properly in extended monitor while changing the DPI in that.
  • DocIO
    • Hanging issue has been resolved while converting a Word document to PDF.
    • The...

Released: Dec 17, 2020

Updates in 2020 Volume 4



  • Added Microsoft .NET 5.0 support.


  • Simplified Ribbon - The RibbonControlAdv is now available in a simplified layout mode, similar to the most recent Microsoft Office product. The simplified ribbon occupies less space (a single line) only with the frequently used commands. Other commands are placed under the overflow button for the best user experience.

Microsoft Excel Library

  • Enhancements in XlsIO - The following enhancements were made in the XlsIO library:
    • An...

Released: Nov 5, 2020

Updates in 2020 Volume 3 SP1



  • Added support for preserving a gradient line while converting a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to PDF/Image.
  • Added support for preserving a gradient fill with transparency while converting a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to PDF.



  • Image frames are now updated properly in busy indicator.


  • The SUBTOTAL function is computed properly when there are other subtotals within the ref1, ref2, or nested subtotals.
  • The IFERROR function...

Released: Oct 1, 2020

Updates in 2020 Volume 3



  • Masked edit column - A new column to manipulate the masked text. It provides an easy and reliable way of collecting user input and displaying standard data in specific formats.
  • Set style for cell editor - Allows users to style the editor, which loads on editing, for an elegant look and feel.

Microsoft Word Library

  • Paper source settings - Access and modify the paper source settings in a Word document with the FirstPageTray and OtherPagesTray APIs.
  • Shapes in RTF format...

Released: Jul 6, 2020

Updates in 2020 Volume 2



  • .NET 5 Preview Support - Syncfusion WinForms controls support .NET 5 Preview with this release.
Word Library
  • SEQ fields - Word Library now allows updating SEQ (sequence) fields in a Microsoft Word document.
  • Track changes enhancements - Word Library now provides the following features in tracked changes preservation:
    • Move-to and move-from revisions are preserved in Word documents (DOCX and WordML).
    • Move-to and move-from revisions can be accepted and rejected.
    • Style and section...