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SmartUI for .NET : menubars, toolbars, treeviews, explorer bars / XP task panes, windows forms, winforms, Office task panes, Outlook shortcut bars, status bars, tabstrips, option lists, checked listboxes, tabs, windows xp, office xp, classic, office 2003


10 visual controls for advanced, user-friendly .NET interfaces.
Current version for .NET 4.5/4: 3.6 (History)
Current version for .NET 3.5 SP1 & lower: 3.5
Platform: .NET WinForms
Price: $2,299.95 USD for a 1-year subscription
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SmartUI for .NET Updates : tabs, windows xp, office xp, classic, office 2003, Office task panes, Outlook shortcut bars, status bars, tabstrips, option lists, checked listboxes



Included controls
  • 10 modern controls for your Windows Forms applications, including rich menubars, toolbars, treeviews, explorer bars / XP task panes, Office task panes, Outlook shortcut bars, status bars, tabstrips, option lists, checked listboxes.
  • Dozens of building-block items you can use in these controls, including image buttons, dropdown combo boxes, text / edit boxes, radio buttons, state buttons, date/time labels, keystate labels, mixed buttons, menu buttons, progress bars, labeled icons and images, spring panels, tabs, etc.
Supported GUI styles
  • Real pixel-perfect Windows XP look that adapts to user's current theme.
  • Simulated Windows XP look that works on all operating systems.
  • Office XP and VS.NET look.
  • Office 2003 look.
  • Classic Windows 95/2000 look.
Unique innovations
  • Real-time WYSIWYG designer allows you to configure and add items to your treeviews, menus, toolbars and other controls at design time. No more compile + run phases to see if objects look the way you want them to.
  • All controls are fully extensible so you can extend or customize the control's functionality to meet your project's specific requirements.
  • Every visual element in each control is a distinct object that behaves like a separate control. Each element, including buttons, combo boxes, tabs, labels, icons, etc., receives its own mouse, keyboard and paint events (and can be replaced by your own customized elements thanks to extensibility).
  • Offers two ways to perform custom painting of visual elements: add extra painting code to an element's paint event or inherit and override an element for complete control over the way it is drawn.
Object model design
  • Section 508 compliance through support for Microsoft Active Accessibility 2.0.
  • Object-oriented design created exclusively for the .NET Framework offers a fresh and modern approach to working with UI controls, not a recycled ActiveX interface.
  • Design is based on a universal core control that handles all common functionality. Each of the 10 included controls is a specialization of the core control, offering its own extra properties, methods and events when necessary.
  • Ultra compact distribution size, under 500K even if you use all 10 controls.
  • All controls work with the same logical methodology, so learning how to use one means you know how to use them all.
  • Core control design philosophy maximizes code reuse and provides far better software reliability for your applications as opposed to using truly separate controls.
.NET Technology
  • Written entirely in managed C# (source code available through a Blueprint subscription).
  • Includes plenty of VB.NET and C# samples.
  • Comprehensive documentation fully integrated into Visual Studio.
  • All error handling works through .NET exception classes.
  • CLS compliant (Common Language Specification).
  • Does not use unsafe blocks for minimal permission requirements.
  • Unicode support throughout the product.
  • Items displayed by the controls are windowless for minimum use of resources and the ability to rapidly display many items at the same time. Do more and put more on your forms with Xceed SmartUI for .NET.
  • Integrates well into dashboard and business intelligence software.
Other features
  • Items in controls such as toolbars and menus automatically wrap onto multiple lines when necessary.
  • XP theme resources can be included with the controls. No need to have the theme installed on the target system. Will even work on non-XP operating systems.
  • Create menus that adapt to user's behavior like Windows 2000 does.
  • Control the visibility, selection state, and mouse hovering behavior of each item in your controls.
More WYSIWYG editor features
  • Add, copy and delete sub-items as needed.
  • Undo operations.
  • Create, edit, delete, expand, and collapse nodes in objects that have them.
  • Easily access any sub-item's event-handling code.
Documentation and samples
  • Complete, comprehensive documentation provided in an MSDN-style HTML format which is fully context-sensitive so that pressing F1 on a keyword in your IDE opens up the manual to the appropriate topic.
  • 10 VB and 10 C# samples to get you up to speed fast on using each of the controls.