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DevExpress v20.2 is Now Shipping

Announcing DevExpress Universal v20.2

Built and optimized for desktop, web, and mobile developers alike, DevExpress Universal helps software teams deliver high performance line-of-business apps that amaze.

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WinForms Accordion Control

Accordion is a feature-rich control designed to address a broad range of navigation related use-case scenarios.

Hierarchical Navigation

Create an advanced hierarchical navigation menu.

Hierarchical Navigation

Provide a multi-level navigation experience with endless nesting of navigation elements. Navigation elements can be combined into groups. Groups can contain nested groups.

Item Groups

Organize multiple items (actions) within groups.

Item Groups

Multiple items (actions) can be organized within groups. These groups can contain nestings so you can construct hierarchical navigation systems as needed.

Expand/Collapse Animation

Linear / Office 2016 / Spline

Expand/Collapse Animation

The Accordion control supports multiple expand/collapse animation effects:

  • Office 2016
  • Simple / Linear
  • Spline

Context Buttons

4 button types for items and groups.

Context Buttons

Context Buttons

Items and groups can display context buttons. Predefined button types include:

  • Simple / Push Button
  • Check Button
  • Rating Button
  • TrackBar Button

Built-in Search

Filter out items based on search text.

Built-in Search

Built-in search allows users to filter the control's contents in real time. The search field can be displayed always or on demand by pressing CTRL+F.
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WinForms NavBar Control

Replicate the Office navigation experience. Supports the UI shipping as part of Outlook 2013 and all previous versions of Office.

Navigation Pane

Inspired by Microsoft Outlook.

Navigation Pane

This is an advanced navigation view inspired by Microsoft Navigation Pane. Its features include:

Side Bar

Inspired by Microsoft Office® 97.

Side Bar

This is a traditional sidebar first introduced in Microsoft Office® 97. Its features include:

  • Only one group can be expanded at a time.
  • An expanded group fills the entire control space.
  • Vertical scrolling.

Win Explorer Bar

Inspired by Windows File Explorer.

Win Explorer Bar

Navigate expandable groups of elements using the common navigation UI.


Minimize the control.


End-users can click the expand/collapse button to minimize the control.


Predefined paint styles.


The NavBar control provides multiple templates which allow you to specify the desired look and feel. A template changes the NavBar's View and applies a specific paint style.
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App Navigation

A comprehensive set of Microsoft Office and Visual Studio inspired WinForms Controls in an integrated package.

Navigation Pane

Provides advanced navigation options.

Navigation Pane

The Navigation Pane control provides 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.

Office Navigation Bar

Replicates the UX shipping as part of Outlook 2013.

Office Navigation Bar

The Office Navigation Bar control replicates the UX shipping as part of Outlook 2013.

Tab Pane

Page navigation with animation effects.

Tab Pane

The Tabbed Pane control is an SDI (Single Document Interface) navigation control. This control owns a collection of pages and uses buttons to navigate between them. Only a single page can be active at any point in time. Pages can host any content, from panels and group boxes to user controls. Page navigation includes animation effects.

Navigation Frame

Single Document Interface Navigation

Navigation Frame

The Navigation Frame is an SDI (Single Document Interface) navigation control that hosts a collection of pages. Only one page can be displayed at a time. The Navigation Frame does not provide any visual elements to navigate through pages - no tab headers, buttons, sliders etc., which is a perfect solution when you need to implement a simple and clean application layout. Page navigation includes animation effects.

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Additional Info

WinForms Themes and App Skins

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription ships with over 50 custom designed and highly polished themes for your next WinForms application. You can use each of these themes easily, without modification or manipulate them using our free WinForms Skin-Theme Editor application. Learn more

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How many controls are included in the WinForms Subscription?

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription ships with over 190 components. From the most powerful WinForms Data Grid to a variety of Office-inspired UI components, it has everything you'll need to build the best possible desktop app without unnecessary compromise.

Can I distribute my app royalty-free if I use DevExpress WinForms controls?

Absolutely. Once you purchase a DevExpress WinForms subscription, you can distribute the components included in the distribution royalty-free.

Refer to our End User License Agreement for more information.

Does the WinForms Subscription include a Reporting Suite?

It certainly does include a WinForms Reporting Suite. DevExpress Reports ships with numerous features, including a powerhouse End-User Report Designer.

Do I have to renew my WinForms Subscription every year?

Absolutely not – renewal in subsequent years is entirely your choice. Unlike some of our competitors, we do not force you to renew your license for redistribution purposes. You are free to use the controls you've licensed for as long as you wish. Refer to our End User License Agreement for more information.