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Providing easy and intuitive navigation options is the goal of every software developer. The DevExpress VCL NavBar Control gives you everything you need to create easy-to-use applications with incredible sophistication and elegance.

Office-Inspired Navigation Pane:
Office-Inspired Navigation Pane

The behavior and appearance of these Views is similar to the Navigation Pane found in Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2012. These Views can be painted using a regular paint style (emulating the look and feel of the navigation bar in MS Office applications) or any application-wide theme.


Multiple Built-In Views:
Multiple Built-In Views

Views that belong to this category emulate the explorer bars found in Microsoft Explorer. Groups are arranged one under another. End-users can expand/collapse each group individually. These Views can be painted using regular paint styles (emulating the look and feel of the navigation bars in MS Explorer), as well as any skinning paint scheme.

The DevExpress VCL NavBar allows you to incorporate the traditional Side Bar's behavior into your applications with ease and emulate the look and feel of MS Outlook (XP, 2000, or 97) and Visual Studio.


Extended Arrangement Options:
Extended Arrangement Options

Since flexibility is at the heart of the ExpressNavBar, the mechanism used for link customization is not dependent upon the layout you select. You never have to guess whether your users prefer large images with captions below or small images to the left. You only need to specify the images and captions for your items and let your users decide which layout they like the most - all with only one line of code!

The ExpressNavBar Suite allows you to load and save its state to an XML file, the Registry, or a Stream.


Powerful Infrastructure and End-User Customization:
Powerful Infrastructure and End-User Customization

The ExpressNavBar is designed to show either auto-arranged links or embedded controls within its groups. Whatever your control displays, its content and representation are fully separated. You only need to customize items and link them to groups. After that has been done, you can allow your end-users to choose any link layout they desire - without having to restructure anything.

The ExpressNavBar allows end-users to drag and drop items between groups and automatically determines when its content cannot be fully displayed on screen.


Hints, Captions and Embedded Visual Controls:
Hints, Captions and Embedded Visual Controls

From automatic word wrapping to item hints and persistence - the DevExpress VCL NavBar control offers flexible options so you can build any application for any use case.

Need to embed a tree view, grid control or calendar into a group? No problem. The embedded controls feature allows you to create streamlined interfaces, seen in Microsoft Outlook applications.


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Instant reporting - render and export your UI.
Outlook® Style scheduling and calendars.
Excel® style multi-dimensional pivot table.
Hybrid treeview and list view control.
A vertical data grid and Delphi style Object Inspector in one.
Office® style spell checker.
Outlook® Style app navigation controls.
Create advanced app wizards with ease.
The Windows 8 touch-first Tile UI.
Create forms faster, with runtime customization.
From Office to MacOS, a theme for all seasons.
Microsoft Excel style spreadsheet control.
Unmatched data editing options.
Different map types and amazing interactivity.
Data visualization for dashboards.
Visio® style hierarchical chart control.
Visualizes workflow diagrams & network topologies.
Multi-purpose components for VCL.
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