What is Devcomponents DotNetBar V90 and why you should use it
Devcomponents DotNetBar V90 is a set of user interface components for Windows Forms, WPF, WinRT and Silverlight applications. It provides a variety of controls and features that can enhance the look and functionality of your applications. Some of the features include:
Metro UI, Office 2010 and 2007 style ribbon controls
Super tooltips, balloon tips and popup controls
Navigation pane, explorer bar and tree controls
Schedule, calendar and date picker controls
Button, color picker, item panel and progress bar controls
HTML document component and HTML help assistant
Devcomponents DotNetBar V90 is compatible with Visual Studio 2005 - 2017 and requires .NET Framework 2.0 or higher. You can download a free fully functional trial version from here. The trial version is valid for 28 days and includes full documentation and samples.
If you want to create modern and professional user interfaces for your applications, Devcomponents DotNetBar V90 is a great choice. It offers a rich set of components that can save you time and effort in designing and coding your UI. You can also customize the appearance and behavior of the components to suit your needs.
To learn more about Devcomponents DotNetBar V90, visit their website. You can also check out some of the testimonials from their clients here.
In this article, we will show you how to use some of the Devcomponents DotNetBar V90 components in your Windows Forms application. We will create a simple application that displays some information about countries using a ribbon control, a navigation pane and a grid control.
To get started, you need to download and install Devcomponents DotNetBar V90 from here. Then, open Visual Studio and create a new Windows Forms project. Add a reference to the DevComponents.DotNetBar2.dll assembly and drag a RibbonControl component from the toolbox to the form. You should see something like this:
The RibbonControl component consists of several parts: a ribbon strip, a quick access toolbar, a system caption item and a ribbon tab item panel. You can customize each part by using the properties window or the smart tag menu. For example, you can change the text, image and color of the system caption item by using the CaptionText, CaptionImage and CaptionBackColor properties.
To add some ribbon tabs and groups to the ribbon strip, you can use the RibbonTabItem and RibbonBar components. Drag a RibbonTabItem component from the toolbox to the ribbon strip and change its Text property to "Home". Then, drag a RibbonBar component from the toolbox to the ribbon tab item panel and change its Text property to "Countries". You can also change its LayoutType property to "FlowLayout" to make it automatically adjust its size and position according to its content.
To add some buttons and other controls to the ribbon bar, you can use the ButtonItem, ComboBoxItem, LabelItem and other components. Drag a ButtonItem component from the toolbox to the ribbon bar and change its Text property to "Load Data". You can also change its Image property to an image of your choice. Repeat this process to add another ButtonItem with the text "Save Data" and an image of your choice. Then, drag a ComboBoxItem component from the toolbox to the ribbon bar and change its Text property to "Select Country". You can also change its Width property to 150 and add some items to its Items collection using the collection editor. Finally, drag a LabelItem component from the toolbox to the ribbon bar and change its Text property to "Country Info". You should see something like this: 061ffe29dd