Syncfusion Essential Studio Windows Forms 2019 Volume 2

Adds new high contrast theme for all WinForms controls, plus Office 2019 color theme.
July 12, 2019 - 14:12
New Version


Theme Studio

  • High contrast theme - In theme studio, high contrast (dark) theme has been included along with Microsoft Office 2019 color theme. Also, a few new controls like Menu, CommandBar, Pivot Grid, Spreadsheet, etc. have been included in the suite.

PDF Library

  • Add comments and reviews to the PDF annotation - Set or change PDF annotation review statuses and make comments.
  • PDF 2.0 version support - Create a 2.0 version of PDF.


  • Measurement unit support to ruler label - This features allows users to set different types of the measurement units to the ruler label like inch, cm, mm, etc.
  • Grid spacing support to ruler - This features allows users to set different types of grid lines. The variable grid is used to set precise grid lines, and fixed grid is used to set the same space between grid lines at higher and lower magnifications.

Word Library

  • Mail merge enhancements - Word library now provides the following features in mail merge:
    • Event to customize clearing unmerged fields during mail merge.
    • Event to customize removing unmerged groups during mail merge.
    • Option to access the new instance (WPicture or WTextRange) replaced during mail merge.
  • Group shape in DOCX and DOCX-to-PDF conversion - Word library now allows creating group shapes in Word documents (DOCX) and preserving them in DOCX-to-PDF conversion.
  • RTL text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion - Right-to-left (RTL) text rendering in Word-to-PDF conversion has been improved.

Docking Manager

  • Close tabs using mouse middle button - You can now close tabs of the docking manager by clicking the tab using the mouse middle button. Note: You can also close tabs in TabControl using the mouse middle button.
  • Interactive document tab creation - You can now create document tabs interactively using dock hints.

PDF Viewer

  • Panning support - The Pan tool allows the user to drag and scroll PDF files in any direction.
  • RTL support - PDF Viewer control supports right-to-left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.

PowerPoint Library

  • Write protection - PowerPoint library now allows enabling write protection for PowerPoint presentations.

Radial Gauge

  • New Frame Types - Two new frame types, Quarter Circle and Fill Type have been added.


  • Image mode for ToolStripItem - Users can now change either 32 * 32 images or 16 * 16 images on normal or collapsed modes dynamically to have clear visualization of ribbon items.

Tabbed Form

  • Tab drag-and-drop support - Drag and drop a tab from one position to another.
  • Tab primitive (navigation) support - This feature allows users to navigate through tabs using built-in navigation buttons. Also, users can choose a tab available in an outside view using an intuitive drop-down list.
  • Context menu support - Show the context menu in a tab like in web browsers.
  • Right-to-left support - TabbedForm supports right-to-left (RTL) arrangement for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.


  • Performance Improvisation - In order to improve the TreeView UI interaction time, virtualization concept has been revamped and enabled, by default, resulting in better performance. For instance, earlier 100k records were loaded in 15 minutes, but now the same number of records are loaded in 2 seconds.
  • Data Binding - TreeView now supports external data sources like DataTable and DataSet for binding data. Also, data relations can be established among the tables in DataTable and DataSet when binding.

Excel Library

  • Excel table with parameter query - Excel tables are now created with a parameter query for external connections such as Microsoft SQL Server. These parameters are customized by accepting values from a prompt window, by using a value from a cell, or by using a constant.
  • Excel chart enhancements - Certain Excel charts support drop lines to help viewers determine a data point’s value on the horizontal axis.
  • Trace precedents and dependents enhancements - Cells with formulas referring to other cells can be retrieved by the GetDirectPrecedents() and GetDirectDependents() methods.
New high contrast theme for all WinForms controls and support for creating document tabs using docking hits

Syncfusion Essential Studio Windows Forms

A comprehensive UI controls package for WinForms.

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