Overview of PowerPoint Presentation

10 Mar 20201 minute to read

Essential Presentation is a native .NET class library that can be used by developers to create, read, and write Microsoft PowerPoint files by using C#, VB.NET, and managed C++ code. The library can be used in Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, UWP and Xamarin platforms.

It is a non-UI component that provides a full-fledged PowerPoint presentation instance that facilitates accessing and manipulating the presentations without any dependency of Microsoft Office COM libraries and Microsoft Office.

Key features

Compatible Microsoft PowerPoint Versions

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2019


  1. The current version of Essential Presentation supports the .PPTX, .PPTM, .POTX, .POTM file formats only.
  2. The current version of Essential Presentation does not support some features in Microsoft PowerPoint such as Word Art, creation and editing of Handouts, equations, create and edit audio and video content, built-in themes, and its variants.