DotNetBar 11: A Powerful Suite of Components for Windows Forms
DotNetBar 11 is a toolbox of 89 stunning components that help you create professional user interfaces with ease using Visual Studio 2005 through 2015. Whether you want to use the latest Metro UI, Office 2013, Office 2010, Windows 7 or Office 2007 style ribbon controls, DotNetBar 11 has you covered. You can also take advantage of other advanced features such as super grid, schedule, property grid, treeview, crumbbar, gauge, knob, touch keyboard and more.
In this article, we will review some of the main features and benefits of DotNetBar 11 and show you how to get started with this powerful suite of components.
Metro UI Controls
DotNetBar 11 is the world's first component to introduce fully featured Metro UI controls with Metro Tiles, toolbars, slide panels, forms and more. You can create applications that use the latest user interface style available today with unlimited color scheme generation and automatic color matching. You can also use Metro Tiles to display live data on your forms or toolbars.
Office Style Ribbon Controls
DotNetBar 11 is also the world's first component to introduce fully featured Office 2013, Office 2010, Windows 7 and Office 2007 style ribbon controls. You can easily create ribbon menus, tabs, groups, buttons, galleries, backstage application menu and more with full customization and color scheme support. You can also use ribbon hyper menus to display rich content such as charts or images in your menus.
Super Grid Control
DotNetBar 11 includes a super grid control that is powerful and extremely customizable. You can use it to display hierarchical data with nested grids, data-binding, master-detail support, filtering, data-grouping and more. You can also use 11 new column types including data-time and numeric editors. The super grid control supports Office styling and full color customization.
DotNetBar 11 includes a great looking calendar and scheduling control with multi-resource support and powerful recurring appointments engine. You can use it to display appointments in day, week or month view with full interactivity and drag & drop support. You can also use different color schemes and themes for your schedule control.
DotNetBar 11 also includes many other features such as:
Advanced property grid control with easy appearance customization, property name and value mapping and more.
TreeGX control that lets you present hierarchical data in a new visually engaging way with mind maps, decision trees or hierarchies.
CrumbBar control that lets you save space with a horizontal tree control that shows the current path.
Micro-charts item and control that lets you create super fast micro charts that can be added to toolbars, menus or the ribbon.
Touch keyboard control with multi-touch support, custom layouts and custom rendering.
Knob/dial control with customizable visual styles.
Gauge control with linear and circular gauges, full interactivity, multi-bar and multi-gauge support and more.
Hyper-menus and toolbars with Office 2007, VS.NET 2005, Office 2003/XP/2000 style popup galleries, mini-markup language and more.
How to Get Started
If you want to try DotNetBar 11 for yourself, you can download a fully functional trial version from here. The trial version is valid for 28 days and includes full documentation and samples. If you want to purchase DotNetBar 11, you can do so from here. The price starts from $264 for a single developer license.
We hope this article has given you an overview of DotNetBar 11 and its features. DotNetBar 11 is a powerful suite of components that can help you create professional user interfaces with ease using Visual Studio. If you have any questions or feedback about DotNetBar aa16f39245