Input Masks

Masks help define the way in which data can be entered within an application and help ensure data consistency and information reliability. DevExpress Data Editors eliminate all the restrictions associated with standard controls and help you get to intuitive and error-free data input.

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Data Validation & Value Formatting

Our Windows Forms Data Editors Library ships with a powerhouse data validation and value formatting engine so you can reduce data entry errors and improve the overall usability of your Windows Forms application with meaningful error indicators and text-based feedback.

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WinForms Text Editors | DevExpress

Attention to Every Little Detail

At DevExpress, we remain fully committed to the WinForms platform and continue to extend UI boundaries whenever/wherever possible. We recently released an entirely new Text Box data input control for WinForms developers.

See details in our blog post

Text Editors that Impress

Design forms users will like to complete

DevExpress WinForms Text editors may seem simple, but they are powerful UI elements designed to simplify and improve data input within any Windows Forms app. Key features that set our WinForms Text Edit controls apart from the rest include:

  • Masking and Autocomplete
  • Value Formatting and Parsing
  • Data Validation and Error Indication
  • Clipboard Operations and Shortcuts
  • Floating Labels and Null Text
  • Animated Caret and Selection
  • Password Input Mode
  • Multi-line Text
  • Embedded Buttons, Icon, Colored Emojis
  • Context Menu and Tooltips

Learn more about some of the capabilities that make our WinForms Text Editors the best in the business.

Feature Overview

Text Editors - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress

Date/Time Pickers

Deliver the best UX when choosing a date

From a simple date input control to Office-inspired dropdown calendars and touch-friendly date pickers, our WinForms Date/Time Editors allow you to incorporate a variety of date/time input patterns within your Windows Forms application. Built-in features include:

  • Calendar Views: Fluent, Outlook 2016, Touch UI, Vista, Classic
  • Masked Input and Display Formats
  • Data Validation and Error Indication
  • Configurable Time Formats
  • Week Numbers
  • Date Range Selection
  • Custom Paint Calendar Day Cells

Feature Overview

Date Editors - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress
Date Picker - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress

Lookups on Steroids

Ultra-Fast lookups with amazing UI options

When a standard combo-box is not enough and you need to load thousands of records and display multiple columns within your lookups, DevExpress WinForms Lookup controls are your perfect choice.

DevExpress Extended Lookups use an embedded Grid or TreeList to display information. Our flexible data loading options allow you to display, edit, and shape data against hundreds of thousands of rows at incredibly fast speeds. This unmatched performance is achieved because our Windows Forms UI controls allow you to move time-intensive data shaping operations to the server when appropriate.

Lookup features include:

  • Blazing Fast Data Loading / Instant Feedback UI (Watch Video)
  • Powerhouse UI/UX Options
  • Autocomplete / Autosuggest / Autofilter
  • Autosearch and Case Sensitive Seach
  • Sorting, Grouping, Filtering, Data Aggregation
  • Scrollbar Annotations, and many more...

Feature Overview

Data Lookups - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress

WinForms Themes and Application Skins

Over 50 Custom Themes Designed to Amaze

You can specify a theme when you ship your app or allow end-user to modify the look and feel of your WinForms application on the fly. And yes, you can even customize our pre-built application skins/themes with the free DevExpress WinForms Skin‑Theme Editor. The following are a few of the skins/themes included in our distribution.

Basic Vector Skin - Pine Light Palette | DevExpress

Basic Vector

Pine Light Palette

Office 2019 Colorful Skin - Default Palette | DevExpress

Office 2019 Colorful

Default Palette

WXI - Calmness Palette | DevExpress


Calmness Palette

Office 2019 Black Skin - Forest Palette | DevExpress

Office 2019 Black

Forest Palette

Check & Numeric Editors

Edit Boolean and Numeric values

From a three state checkbox and numeric spin editor to progress and range controls and everything in between, the DevExpress WinForms Data Editors Library includes a comprehensive set of Boolean and Numeric data editors and controls. These controls are packed with features that will help you deliver the best possible user experience.

Features include:

  • Error Free Data Input
  • Fully Customizable Appearance & Behavior
  • SVG Graphics Support
  • Comprehensive API

Feature Overview

Boolean and Numeric Editors - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress
Range Control - WinForms Data Editors Library | DevExpress

Dropdowns & Lists

Create dropdown and multi-select lists

Lists and dropdowns are crucial to most Windows Forms applications. Our WinForms Data Editors Library includes a massive set of dropdowns and list-based UI controls. From multi-selection lists to popup galleries and multi-purpose dropdown controls, we ship everything you need to create apps that blow away the competition – apps with intuitive and error free data input UI.

DevExpress WinForms dropdown and list controls include:

  • WinForms Combobox, Checked Combobox, Image Combobox
  • WinForms Listbox, Checked Listbox, Image Listbox
  • WinForms Popup Gallery and Popup Container
  • WinForms Font Editor
  • WinForms MRU Editor
  • WinForms Token Edit
Dropdowns and List Editors - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress

Image Editors

Add image load, save, and edit to your app

With our WinForms UI controls, you can display images, animated image sliders, and capture pictures from your camera for further image processing. The DevExpress WinForms Subscription includes the following WinForms image controls.

  • WinForms Picture & Popup Image
  • WinForms SVG Image Box
  • WinForms Camera Control
  • WinForms Image Slider

You can load/save images in bitmap, metafile, icon, JPEG, GIF, PNG or SVG format. With our DirectX rendering support, large high-DPI images are handled easily. Advanced image options include: masking, interpolation modes, scrollbars, and image zoom.

Our WinForms Image Picker (PictureEdit) comes with the built-in Image Editor. The operations supported by the Image Editor include: crop, rotate, flip, and changes to brightness, contrast and saturation values.

Image and Color Editors - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress

Data Editors inside UI Controls

CRUD operations have never been easier

From standard text boxes and WinForms Date Pickers, to our blazing-fast WinForms Lookup components, incorporate 20+ editors within DevExpress data-aware container controls (such as our WinForms DataGrid, our WinForms TreeList, etc) with absolute ease. Leverage the power of our Data Editors to view and manipulate data on-screen with the total control over data validation and cell value formatting.

DevExpress data editors can be used within the following DevExpress controls:

Container Controls - WinForms Data Editors | DevExpress

Comprehensive SVG Image Collection

Includes thousands of high-quality vector icons

To better support high DPI (4K+) devices, our WinForms UI Library ships with an SVG Image Gallery with 34 categories packed with thousands of high-quality vector icons both in color and grayscale forms. These vector images can change colors based on your application theme/skin.

And yes, with the advanced built-in filtering and search capabilities, you can easily find the right image when needed.

SVG Image Gallery - WinForms UI Library | DevExpress

WinForms Data Editors and Controls

Includes Over 80 Data Editors and Multi-Purpose Components


Text, Numeric, Boolean
Text BoxButton EditDropdown CalculatorCheckboxHyperlinkMemo EditorExtended MemoNumeric SpinRadio GroupRTF EditorToken BoxToggle Switch
Dropdowns & Lists
ComboboxChecked ComboboxImage ComboboxFont EditorMRU EditorPopup ContainerPopup GalleryToken EditListboxChecked ListboxImage Listbox
Data Visualization & Trackbars
Marquee ProgressBarProgressBarProgress PanelRatingSparklineStep ProgressBarTrackbarRange TrackbarZoom Trackbar
Image & Color
Color EditColor PickerImage SliderPicturePopup ImageSVG Image BoxDPI Aware Image CollectionImage CollectionShared Image CollectionSVG Image Collection
GalleryGroupPanelHorizontal ScrollbarVertical ScrollbarScrollable ControlSplitterSplit ContainerTab Control
Date-Time Pickers
CalendarDate EditorDate-Time OffsetTime EditorTime Span
Buttons & Labels
ButtonLabelCheck ButtonDropdown ButtonHyperlink LabelWindows UI Button Panel
Data Lookups
LookupGrid LookupSearch LookupTreeList Lookup
AlertBarcodeCameraFilter ControlSearch ControlToast NotificationsTooltip ControllerValidation & Error Providers
Look and FeelSplash ScreenStyle ControllerTaskbar AssistantTransition ManagerWorkspace Manager
Forms & User Controls
FormForm AssistantFlyout PanelMessage BoxUser Control
Data & Navigation
BreadCrumbControl NavigatorData Navigator

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