UI for WinForms

Classic Windows Forms
Stunning user interface

UI for WinForms


Complete Set of Features and Controls

Telerik UI for WinForms includes more than 90 user interface controls you can use to fulfill the most demanding desktop or tablet application requirements. All-way customizable GridView, Form, Chart, Scheduler, RichTextBox and other essential controls enable you to build any Line of Business or Modern application in less time while staying under budget.

19 Built-In Professional-Looking Themes

All Telerik Windows Forms controls come with full theme support. You can use any of the 19 included themes (Windows 8, Office 2013, Visual Studio 2012), or build new ones with the intuitive and unique Visual Style Builder tool. The built-in themes help you effortlessly deliver sleek and consistent, next-generation user experiences across your desktop and tablet applications.

Unrivaled Performance and User Experience

Despite having animations and rich visual effects, Telerik UI for WinForms controls feature excellent performance aimed at helping developers like you improve your productivity and deliver better and faster applications in less time.
UI for WinForms enables easy development of complex, high-performing apps by:
  • Minimizing the amount of required repainting and layout rearrangements
  • Empowering all data controls with a data engine guaranteeing blazing-fast data loading and updates
  • Allowing you to exercise fine-grained control over the component's appearance and behavior using simple CSS-like syntax
  • Setting attractive defaults for controls supplied by the Telerik Presentation Framework
  • Providing easy integration with CAB and its underlying infrastructure

Developer Friendly and Easy to Use

Telerik WinForms controls integrate seamlessly into your Visual Studio Toolbox for quick drag and drop usage. Hundreds of demos, self-paced tutorials, videos and various other resources will get you started from day one. If you have worked with Microsoft’s Windows Forms Controls and WinForms .NET Framework, then you’ll easily work with Telerik UI for WinForms. We offer excellent documentation, and should you need any help, you will get industry-leading tech support directly from the developers who created UI for WinForms—including during your evaluation period.

Multi-Touch Support

Telerik UI for Windows Forms is the first suite on the market to provide full multi-touch support and API out-of-the-box. The multi-touch API allows you to handle touch gestures occuring on the screen and take action, depending on what you need the Telerik WinForms controls to do. We also provide a set of ready to use multi-touch enabled controls (Grid, TreeView, Panorama, etc.) and Metro UI themes to start creating touch applications for desktop and tablets right away.

Integration With Telerik Analytics

To quickly instrument your WinForms application with an analytics service, Telerik UI for WinForms now features built-in integration with Telerik Analytics. Quickly access application usage data, including most popular features and run-time errors. The built-in analytics help you troubleshoot issues, reduce support, shape the application roadmap and decrease development costs.

Document Processing

UI for WinForms now provides the APIs for working with the most common document formats:

  • DOCX
  • CSV
  • PDF

With this release, you can embed, load, create, convert and print documents directly within your apps, without needing to have Microsoft Office, or any other external library, installed.

Flexible Architecture for Endless Customizations

By following WPF best practices, the Telerik Presentation Framework (TPF) provides a completely customizable architecture for all WinForms controls. The uniform nature of the Telerik UI architecture makes it possible to nest controls within one another for more flexible and modern-looking user interfaces. This unique feature allows you to achieve previously impossible visual effects without having to write any code or learn a new technology. UI for WinForms just looks better, and the controls work on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, as well as Windows 8.

Localization, Right-to-Left Language Support

Business globalization makes multi-lingual and culturally-aware applications a must. Telerik WinForms controls can be used in all languages supported by the .NET framework, including right-to-left ones such as Arabic and Hebrew.

Powerful Productivity Tools

Codelessly customize the appearance of all WinForms Controls with the help of a Visual Style Builder. A Control Spy helps you examine and change properties at run time. A Shape Editor can be used to define free-form UI elements for advanced interfaces. A Project Update Utility assists you in upgrading your Telerik UI-based applications to later versions. A convenient Element Hierarchy Editor allows you to work with complex control types, navigate the class and element hierarchy and set properties directly in Visual Studio design time.

Accessibility, MSAA, Coded UI

Telerik UI for WinForms is the 1st third-party Windows Forms controls toolset to comply with the latest user interface accessibility and UI automation standards—Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) and Coded UI tests. MSAA is a great automation tool that helps you access and manipulate all UI elements in applications that support it.

UI for WinForms boasts full support for Coded UI Tests, implementing all four Coded UI Tests levels. The Coded UI Test automation functionality is available in both Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012.
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Part of DevCraft Collection

Telerik UI for WinForms is available for purchase individually, or as part of Telerik DevCraft—the ultimate product bundle for professional developers targeting Microsoft platforms.

Gain access to the complete stack of products to help you build your next web, mobile or desktop app:

  • UI suites for all .NET platforms and HTML5 (ASP.NET AJAX, MVC, HTML5, Silverlight, WPF, WinForms and Windows 8)
  • Reporting and data layer generation tools
  • Developer productivity tools for better and cleaner code
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Downloadable Demos

The UI for WinForms distribution includes more than 180 comprehensive examples, showcasing all important features for all WinForms controls, in both C# and VB.NET. Source code viewer and ready-to-use Visual Studio projects are provided.

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Industry-Leading Support

Expert and Timely Response

Get answers to any question you have, even during your trial, directly from the developers who build Telerik UI for WinForms.

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Need Evaluation Help?

If you are not a developer or don't have time to thoroughly evaluate our product, send us your project requirements. We will evaluate your required features for you and let you know how our controls fit your needs.

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New Features and Roadmap


Diagram (Beta)

The new diagramming solution provides a framework, control and API, to facilitate creating diagrams and rich data visualizations, such as org charts, flow and process diagrams and more.



The control enables users to see featured, projected and comparative values at a glance. It’s a great tool for dashboards, since it presents a lot of information in a relatively small space.



The control adds valuable features, such as six new chart types, plot bands, marked zones, grid and radial lines, inverse axes, export to image and more.


  • I have been using Telerik UI for WinForms for a little more than a year now. Telerik is a complete set of software tools together with great manual pages, demo's and not to forget a support of the highest quality. The support forums are just like the software: fast and reliable! Keep on the good work!

    Geert SchuerTechnical/Business Consultant
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  • Since I started using the Telerik UI for WinForms in 2007, my productivity has gone through the roof. Concept to deployment times have been reduced dramatically. I would recommend Telerik controls to anyone who wants to build rich applications in record time.

    Carl WeisSoftware Developer
    Code Logix
  • Telerik UI for WinForms not only brings a breath of fresh air into WinForms UI design, but allows me to rapidly build complex applications utilizing this very comprehensive suite. Support has always been fast and first rate. I've tried many other control collections from various companies, and I'm glad I settled with Telerik in the end.

    Gareth HunterIS Administrator
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