Our decade long commitment to the WinForms platform continues with the DevExpress Windows 8 inspired Tile Control: empowering you and your team to reimagine your next Windows application and deliver inspiring and easy-to-use business solutions in the shortest possible time.

With its flexible layout architecture, advanced animation engine, integrated touch and drag drop support, the WinForms Tile Control has no equal and is certain to extend the shelf-life of all your WinForms solutions.

Getting Started:
WinForms Tiles

Runtime Capabilities: DevExpress WinForms Tile Control
Runtime Capabilities

The WinForms Tile Control ships with a rich collection of features including:

  • Touch Support
  • Built-in animations
  • Multiple fully customizable text and image blocks in each Tile Item
  • Drag & Drop operations on any Tile Item
  • Windows 8 inspired behaviors

Help Topic: Tile Overview


Design-Time Customization: DevExpress WinForms Tile Control
Design-Time Customization

You can configure the WinForms Tile Control at design time using drag & drop and a specialized Tile Item Frame Collection designer which allows you to easily design Tile Item frames.

Help Topic: Tile Item Structure | Help Topic: Tile Frame Animation


Layout and Content Customization Features: DevExpress WinForms Tile Control
Layout and Content Customization Features

The following layout and content customization features are available to you when using the Tile Control:

  • Two display orientations: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Three unique scrolling modes
  • Seven content animation effects
  • Two predefined item size formats
  • Multiple fully customizable text and image blocks in each item
  • HTML formatting


Windows 8 Inspired Buttons: DevExpress WinForms Tile Control
Windows 8 Inspired Buttons

To further assist you in emulating the Windows 8 experience on the WinForms platform, new buttons ship as part of DXperience. Windows 8 buttons are available as a part of the DocumentManager's WindowsUI View and can be used in the standalone WindowsUI Button Panel.


The Shortest Path to a Windows 8 UI - It Starts with the DevExpress Document Manager
DevExpress Document Manager, Windows-8 UI Application

The WinForms Tile Control represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Windows 8 inspired applications on the WinForms platform. The shortest path to a Windows 8 UI for your next WinForms project is to use the WindowsUI View that ships as part of the DevExpress Document Manager Control.

A standard WindowsUI application is a hierarchical application that consists of multiple screens. Simply build the content container's hierarchy and instantly generate a streamlined application that emulates the Windows 8 UI experience.

At runtime, an end-user navigates from one screen to another based on your application hierarchy. Backward navigation is automatically supported, as child screens are aware of parents.

All your data is stored within Documents - objects that can contain any Control class descendants. Documents themselves are displayed as part of their parent Content Containers. There are 5 Content Containers available in the WindowsUI View:

  • Page Group - stores multiple Documents but allows you to view only one of them simultaneously.
  • Slide Group - displays Documents side-by-side in a single row or column and allows users to scroll through individual Documents.
  • Split Group - displays all Documents simultaneously, arranging them in a single row or column without a scroll bar.
  • Page - a simple container capable of displaying a single Document.
  • Tile Container - the container capable of displaying Tiles. These are the same tiles used by the WinForms Tile Control

The built-in Designer helps you construct container hierarchies and thus generate a true multi-module application:

No special knowledge of Windows 8 app development is necessary when using WindowsUI. With the Document Manager's WindowsUI View you can create these modern solutions as easily as you would a standard WinForms application. Get started today and learn how simple it really is.

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