Automatic Form Layout

The easiest way to create responsive data forms

Designed to increase productivity, our Windows Forms Layout Control eliminates the aggravation associated with pixel-based form design and manual UI control alignment.

The DevExpress Layout Control reduces the amount of energy you spend on the design and manual customization of individual data forms. It automatically aligns UI controls, enables proportional resizing, helps you set appropriate size constraints, supports keyboard navigation/shortcuts, and (should you wish) gives end-users the ability to customize your forms.

Our WinForms Layout Control includes the following UI elements:

  • Layout Items
  • Groups and Tabs
  • Splitters and Separators
  • Labels and Empty Space Items
  • Customization Form with the Layout Tree View
WinForms Layout Control | DevExpress

Data Driven Form Layout

Generate complex layouts from your data objects

With the WinForms Data-aware Layout Control, you don't have to place individual labels and input controls onto a form and then carefully align them to one another. You do not have to bind each individual editor to data and add appropriate label captions for field names.

Yes, with our Data Layout Control, these tedious and error-prone tasks can finally be managed automatically.

Thanks to our Data Binding Wizard, you can quickly bind the Data Layout control to a data source and specify the data fields to retrieve and display within your form.

Been a customer a long time and have never been disappointed with the quality of work or service we've gotten from DevExpress. Robert Fahey / .NET Developer, Adacel
WinForms Data Layout Control | DevExpress

Flow & Table/Grid Layouts

Common design patterns inside

You can arrange controls using a directional flow (with the appropriate alignment logic) or position controls into rows and columns. Both layout options are fully customizable at design and runtime (yes, end-user can customize your forms at runtime). Resize operations and additional customization options are available from our built-in context menu.

From simple flow layouts to complex data entry forms, components can be easily arranged via simple drag and drop operations.

Great product. Great support. Great documentation. It doubles my working speed. Only predictable behavior in my projects. Zarko Nesic / ESTA SW Developer
Flow and Table Layouts - WinForms Layout Control | 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

Reusable Layout Templates

Design once, use everywhere

You can construct common and frequently used layouts within seconds. DevExpress Layout Control includes over 10 pre-built layout templates. These include a Sign in Form, Address Form, Tabbed Group, Buttons Yes/No/Cancel, Accordion Panel, etc. You can also create your own templates, save them as XML files, and reuse in other projects.

You are doing a fantastic job addressing my requirements. I use your support, YouTube channel and webinars, whenever I have problems or new requirements, and your support is first class. Thue Møller Jensen / Danish Technological Institute
Reusable Layout Templates - WinForms Layout Control | DevExpress

End-User Customization

Deliver the best possible user experience

Allow your end-users to create and manage their own UI - as their needs dictate without seeking assistance from developers or being forced to use developer oriented tools.

You can save runtime customizations made by users to an XML file, stream, or system registry, and then restore it as needed. Our control allows you to store such things as: visibility, position, spacing, size, and appearance settings for individual UI elements.

Additional runtime options include:

  • Undo/Redo
  • Context Menus
  • Layout Customization Form
  • Save/Load Layout
Runtime Customization - WinForms Layout Control | DevExpress

Layout Converter

Convert a standard form layout with ease

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription includes a Layout Converter. Use it to quickly convert standard data entry forms to the DevExpress Layout Control (and vice versa).

I just wanted to let you know that your support is great. Your public ticketing system is so well organized and indexed by search engines that it is very easy to find ideas to solve my problems even without contacting you. Marc Philipp Wittke
WinForms Layout Converter | DevExpress

Layout Assistant

Faster and easier way to create forms

The DevExpress WinForms installer automatically adds our Layout Assistant Extension to Visual Studio. When enabled, the extension provides smart tags and links for forms and user controls. It also allows you to add DevExpress UI controls to your form areas with a simple mouse click.

Since I've been using DevExpress, developing has become a lot easier and more important--a lot more fun. And, whenever you have a question, just contact DevExpress Support and you know a solution is near. David De Kegel
WinForms Layout Assistant | DevExpress

Best in Class Tools

DevExpress is honored to have been voted best in class 20 times in this year's Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Awards.

Experience the DevExpress difference and see why your peers consistently vote our products #1. With our Universal Subscription, you will build your best, see complex software with greater clarity, increase your productivity and create stunning applications for Windows, Web and your Mobile world.


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Additional Info

WinForms UI Templates (EAP)

Jump start the form development process via polished and ready-to-use 'templates'. The motivation behind our WinForms UI Templates is to create ready-to-use UI solutions for real-life line-of-business (LOB) apps and eliminate the need for routine UI customizations. Read about UI Templates

Touch Enabled User Experience

Deliver elegant, touch-enabled WinForms applications using the platform you know and love. The WinForms Subscription helps you leverage your current investments and address customer needs via a comprehensive range of WinForms controls that support touch on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Sec 508 and Accessibility

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription makes it easy to create WinForms applications that meet government regulations regarding accessibility. Sec 508 and Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 support is available for key DevExpress WinForms controls. Download VPAT

Straightforward Localization

All DevExpress WinForms controls can be localized using satellite resource assemblies. DevExpress delivers satellite assemblies for a large variety of languages and cultures. To help you get started, resource files for four cultures are included in our installation: German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you need to modify our shipping resources or create satellite assemblies for a different language, simply use our Online Localization Service, a free tool for our active WinForms subscribers. Online Localization Service

Testing Support

The DevExpress Universal Subscription includes built-in support for Microsoft's CodedUI. Unlike many vendors claiming support for Coded UI through the simple use of MSAA, DevExpress controls go the extra mile to make certain that individual controls fully comply with Microsoft's testing framework. We don't simply support Coded UI; we support it to the maximum extent possible. Note: CodedUI support requires purchase of the DevExpress Universal Subscription. Learn more about Coded UI

MVVM Framework

The DevExpress MVVM Framework ships with features that are absent in WinForms, but essential to MVVM development. These missing features include bindings, commands, UI triggers, behaviors etc. Our Framework includes all of these along with a straightforward API to make WinForms app development more efficient. Learn more about MVVM Framework

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Review the list of development tools and frameworks supported by our products. We strongly recommend that you always download and use the most recent versions. If the latest version does not support the IDE or framework that you're using, please write to us at and request an evaluation version that suits your requirements.

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.NET 6 / .NET 7
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET 5 / .NET 6
.NET Core 3.0+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.0+
.NET Framework 4.5
.NET Framework 4.0
.NET Framework 3.5
Supported IDE
Visual Studio 2022
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2022
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
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