Essential Studio for Windows Forms Release Notes

September 15, 2023



  • #I126382, #I132696, #I78411, #I54473, #I181495, #I185396, #I162589, #I240901, #I295754, #I295754, #I228151, #I231790, #I393710, #I337521, #I409802, #F66452, #F180978 - Compare two DOCX format documents and highlight the differences including insertion, deletion, and formatting changes.



  • Introducing a new PDF to Image conversion library: Easily convert PDFs to images without loading the document in the PDF Viewer control. It also provides various customizations, such as setting a transparent background and removing annotations from a specific page or range of pages.
  • Added support for paginating the PdfHTMLTextElement in .NET core.
  • Added text only redaction support in the PDF document.
  • #I488916 - Added support to create PdfTilingBrush with specified inner and outer boundaries region.
  • Added support to extract images from the existing signature field’s appearance.
  • #I457808, #I474780, #I461232 - Updated BlinkBinaries to latest version [114.0.5735.199] for Windows, Linux and Mac.
  • #I479238 - Added support to inject CSS and JS in HTML to the PDF conversion.
  • #I481629 - Added support to get the image rotation when performing OCR.
  • #I475641, #I478068 - Added support for adding HTML as header and footer in HTML to PDF conversion.
  • #I463827 - Added support to reuse the browser process for multiple conversion to optimize the performance.

Bug Fixes

  • #I491729 - Fixed an issue where FindText does not work properly for a specific PDF document.
  • #I491312 - Preservation issue no longer occurs while drawing PdfTemplate.
  • #I493348 - Exception no longer occurs when inserting pages into the PDF document.
  • #I492409 - Null reference exception no longer occurs while getting the popup annotation Icon.
  • #I492417 - Finding text with text search option “WholeWords” is now working properly.
  • #I493428 - Fixed the text shaping problem that occurred when drawing Bengali script content to the PDF document.
  • #F180488 - Fixed an issue where the Timestamp Signer root and intermediate certificates were not being extracted properly from the DSS.
  • #I485690 - Pagination bounds height is now preserved properly while drawing the PDF grid.



  • #I498234 - Provided support to load encrypted document as stream using Load method.




Bug fixes

  • #I490542 - The ToolStripEx is now visible in the designer.
  • #I486727 - Fixed icon cropping issues in BackStageTabItem and BackStageButton when maximizing the window in Office2016 theme.
  • #I471956 - Resolved an issue where the RibbonForm didn’t maximize correctly when the primary monitor was not aligned with the other displays.


Bug fixes

  • #I486433 - Text is now displayed properly when setting DrawActiveWhenDisabled as true and Enabled as false.



  • #I353374 - Autoshapes are now supported in Excel to Image conversion.
  • #I464512 - Data bar conditional formatting with gradient fill is now supported in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • #I398064, #I475638 - Provided support for creating threaded comments while creating Excel documents and in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • #I431117, #I485598 - Provided support to skip the pivot table subtotal in Excel to PDF conversion.
  • Provided support for adding scenarios in the What-If Analysis scenario manager.