WinForms Accordion Control

Provide a multi-level navigation experience.

Our WinForms Accordion control ships with everything one would expect from a navigation bar. Accordion is a feature-rich UI control designed to address a broad range of navigation related use-case scenarios. You can create an advanced hierarchical navigation menu with endless nesting of navigation elements, categorize elements into groups, auto-populate our WinForms Office Navigation Bar with groups, can display images and custom header buttons within items and groups.

The DevExpress Accordion UI component also offers:

  • an embedded Find Panel to help users locate information in an intuitive manner;
  • web-inspired Hamburger style menu;
  • semi-transparent Acrylic Material support;
  • improved high-DPI support, and much more.
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WinForms NavBar Control

Replicate the Office navigation experience.

The DevExpress NavBar Control supports the UI shipping as part of Outlook 2013 and all previous versions of Office. Its features include:

  • Navigation Pane inspired by Microsoft Outlook
  • Side Bar inspired by Microsoft Office 97
  • Win Explorer Bar inspired by Windows File Explorer
  • Predefined Paint Styles
  • Auto-Hide
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Office Navigation Bar

Replicate Outlook 2013 UX.

The DevExpress Office Navigation Bar control extends the capabilities of the DevExpress WinForms Navigation Bar to fully replicate the UX shipping as part of Outlook 2013. With its Tab Navigation View, you can easily create tab navigation options like those found in Microsoft Outlook and Visual Studio – user experiences with a modern appearance and borderless tab headers.

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WinForms Navigation Pane

Deliver advanced navigation options.

The WinForms Navigation Pane control incorporates a set of pages that can be vertically aligned into a single column. Only a single page can be active at any point in time. Pages can be expanded sideways to display custom content.

Navigation Pane - WinForms App Navigation UI | DevExpress

SDI Navigation Frame & Tab Pane

Build solutions that fully replicate Outlook's UI.

Our WinForms Navigation Frame and Tabbed Frame are SDI (Single Document Interface) content containers. These controls owns a collection of pages. Only one page can be active at any point in time. Pages can host any content, from panels and group boxes to user controls. Like Outlook, page navigation incorporates elegant animation effects.

SDI Navigation Frame and Tab Pane - WinForms App Navigation UI | DevExpress

WinForms Tile-based Navigation

Emulate the touch-first Windows 10 UX.

Designed to be positioned at the top of your application window (like a Ribbon), the DevExpress TileNavPane can be thought of as a touch-friendly version of traditional navigation elements used within Windows desktop or touch-enabled hybrid apps.

Much like the Tile Navigation Pane, our Tile-based Toolbar offers a touch-friendly alternative to traditional toolbars and menus.

Learn about Tile Navigation

Tile-based Navigation - WinForms App Navigation UI | DevExpress

WinForms Toolbox Control

Inspired by Microsoft Visio.

Our WinForms Toolbox control offers unique UX options for those of you with complex navigation requirements. It ships with the following features:

  • Built-in Drag&Drop Support
  • Multiple Item Support
  • Item Groups/Categories
  • Search Box
  • Minimize/Maximize
  • Quick Access Menu
  • Extended Drag&Drop API

Learn more

Toolbox Control - WinForms App Navigation UI | DevExpress

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