With the WindowsUIView, you can build a multi-screen Windows 10 UI-style applications, where an end-user navigates from one screen to another according to the designed application hierarchy. Backward navigation is automatically supported, as the component keeps the navigation history.

Application Screens and Hierarchy: DevExpress WinForms Docking
Application Screens and Hierarchy

Five types of application screens help you build simple or compound Windows 10 applications:

  • Tiles - This screen type, typically shown at startup, displays Tiles being the entry-point to other app screens.
  • Tabs - Items (controls) within this container are combined into a Tabbed UI.
  • Scrollable side-by-side pages - Items are arranged in a single row or column. Item scrolling and maximization feature are supported.
  • Non-scrollable pages separated by Splitters - All items are displayed simultaneously, lining up in a single row or column without a scroll bar.
  • A single page - The simplest screen displaying a single item. However, you can display a UserControl containing other controls with the page, so this container type is not as simple as it may sound.

Navigation between screens can easily be organized by linking screens at design time.

Help Topic: Windows UI View | Help Topic: Content Containers

Flyouts: DevExpress WinForms Docking

Flyouts emulate message boxes and pop-up windows seen in Windows 10 style applications. These can be used to:

  • Show a simple modal message box.
  • Show a pop-up, which is dismissed on clicking or tapping outside.
  • Show a message box that contains a complex User Control.

Help Topic: Flyouts

App Bars: DevExpress WinForms Docking
App Bars

Two built-in App Bars bring application actions (buttons) into view when an end-user right-clicks an empty application space or presses the 'Esc' key at runtime. In addition to the default buttons, the App Bars can display custom buttons to perform specific actions.

Help Topic: Navigation Bars | Help Topic: Custom Buttons

Design-Time Customization: DevExpress WinForms Docking
Design-Time Customization

With the WindowsUIView Designer you can create and customize application screens, flyouts and concatenate the screens into a single application tree without hassles.

Help Topic: WindowsUIView Designer

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