Studio for WinForms Features and Highlights
65+ .NET Components and Controls
Studio for WinForms adds over 65 components and controls to your Visual Studio toolbox. These controls not only fill the gap with what's missing in the standard toolkit, but they add more features, functionality, and better performance over their existing counterparts.
Innovative InputPanel Control
ComponentOne InputPanel™ for WinForms
is the new paradigm to create and maintain data-entry forms. It is a panel that can be placed on a Windows Form to help developers create powerful data entry applications. Developers define what input fields they would like to expose using any combination of the nineteen native data input controls provided or any third party .NET control. Or simply connect the InputPanel for WinForms to a data source, select the record set, and an input control for each field is automatically created for you.
Best-selling Grids in the Market
Since 1991 ComponentOne has been offering two award-winning grids for creating Windows Client applications: FlexGrid
and True DBGrid
. Each is designed to give you the best performance and features for different types of applications. Both grids offer many out-of-the-box features like filtering, hierarchical data-binding, grouping, printing, and exporting to Microsoft Excel without any additional coding required. See a comparison
Microsoft Excel Support
Develop applications that exceed Microsoft Excel and give your end-users the customized solutions they need. Both ComponentOne FlexGrid™ and ComponentOne True DBGrid™ offer many Excel-like features, such as splits, filtering, keyboard navigation, cell selection modes, and Visual Styles. Import Excel files into FlexGrid and export both datagrids to either XLS or XLSX (Open-XML) formats. Plus, with ComponentOne Excel™ for .NET
, you can load, generate, and save spreadsheets using this .NET object model for total control and Excel integration.
All-in-one Reporting Solution
With a rich object model for generating reports, several UI controls for previewing, and a report designer for creating and designing reports, Reports for WinForms
is your all-in-one reporting solution. Generating cutting-edge reports for your .NET applications has never been easier. You can even integrate your existing reporting solutions (SQL Server, Access, Crystal) into your applications.
Out-of-the-box Scheduling Solutions
The powerful scheduling and calendar components included in ComponentOne Scheduler™
enable you to build fully functional Microsoft Outlook-style scheduling applications quickly – with virtually no code.
Mimic Popular Microsoft UIs and Layouts
Replicate popular interfaces as seen in Microsoft Office and other programs using Studio for WinForms controls. For example, provide a docking UI similar to Visual Studio using DockingTab
, create an appointments calendar similar to Outlook with Scheduler
, and deliver a complete Office 2010 menu system using Ribbon
. These customizable controls can be easily modified to perfectly fit your application.
Microsoft Office Visual Styles
All of our visual controls are packaged with Visual Styles based on the Microsoft Office Suite. Create applications that look and feel just like popular desktop applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and even Visual Studio.
Advanced Charting Made Easy
Chart for WinForms
comes packed with all the charting functionality you need. You get over 80 chart types, designers for code-free development, flexible and customizable charting elements, visual effects, end-user interaction, advanced mouse-tracking capabilities, built-in analysis features and more. ComponentOne is also the only vendor to provide real 3D surface and contour charts.
Handle More Data, Faster
Replace the standard ADO.NET technology with the innovative virtual mode technology supported in ComponentOne DataObjects™ for .NET
, and experience increased performance when using large datasets.
Studio for WinForms includes the fastest spell-checker control on the market, ComponentOne SpellChecker™
, averaging over 400,000 words per second. Add spell-checking to virtually any editable UI control in your application, and with our 22 international dictionaries localization is not a problem.
Embed Context-sensitive Help
Embed Help files in WinForms applications with the unique ComponentOne DynamicHelp™
. Map help topics to various actions within your application to deliver appropriate help content to the end-user. This type of Help system is available in applications such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, and ComponentOne Doc-To-Help®.
Smarter Design-time Technology
Studio for WinForms includes ComponentOne SmartDesigner® Technology that allows you to set the components most common properties and features without leaving the design surface. Set up your entire interface using the design-time wizards, property dialogs, smart tags, and context-sensitive toolbars provided by our smart design-time technology.
Support for .NET 4.0
Studio for WinForms controls support .NET 4.0 in both full and client profile mode, as well as .NET 3.0, 3.5 and 2.0.
Studio for WinForms controls support right-to-left (or RTL) layouts for world-wide globalization. This feature is commonly required for Arabic and Hebrew cultures.
500+ Unique Samples
Studio for WinForms stands out from the pack with over 500 unique samples. These samples (C# and VB.NET), which install alongside the controls, show how to do all of the common tasks associated with each control to ease the learning curve.
Unparalleled Platinum Support
From our 24-hour support response guarantee to our knowledge-rich online community, we offer unmatched support. Our customers are entitled to:
- Knowledge Base Access
- Phone Support
- Forum Support
Learn more about ComponentOne Support Services
What's New in Studio for WinForms 2012 v3?
Studio for WinForms features localization (Chinese and Korean), RTF support for C1Editor (load and save RTF), and improved exporting to DOCX, RTF, HTML, and Excel from C1Reports. In this release you will also find improved compatibility with Visual Studio 2012: updated templates for Ribbon control and form, and Windows 8 icons for all the controls. See complete release notes and breaking changes in the 2012 v3 version history.
What's New in Prior Releases?
Take a look at
Studio for WinForms's release history to find out what's new in previous releases.