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UI for WinForms

Classic Windows Forms
Stunning user interface

Visual Studio 2017 is Supported
UI for WinForms


Complete Set of Features and Controls

Telerik UI for WinForms includes more than 110 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.
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20 Built-In Professional-Looking Themes

All Telerik Windows Forms controls come with full theme support. You can use any of the 20 included themes (Material, 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.
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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, property settings or themes
  • Providing easy integration with CAB and its underlying infrastructure
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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.

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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 occurring 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.

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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.

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Document Processing

Shipped with the product you can take advantage of the RadSpreadProcessing, RadSpreadStreamProcessing, RadWordsProcessing, RadPdfProcessing and libraries, which enable processing the most common text, spreadsheet, and PDF file formats without having Microsoft Office or other third-party libraries installed. Your application users will be able to create, load and modify documents in a variety of formats including:

  • DOCX
  • RTF
  • TXT
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • XLSX
  • CSV
  • Tab-delimited

Enable your application to seamlessly export and import documents or convert them from one format to another. All thanks to the intuitive and easy-to-use APIs of the Telerik Document processing libraries.

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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 control elements within controls 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, Windows 8 as well as Windows 10.
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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.
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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 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.
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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 Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2015.
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Converter Tool

The Converter Tool helps to convert an application with the standard Microsoft Windows Forms controls to Telerik UI for WinForms by Progress counterparts. For example, System.Windows.Forms.Button will be converted to RadButton, DataGridView to RadGridView, and so on.

An easy-to-use wizard in Visual Studio takes you through the conversion process and allows you to select of variety of options. The tool scans all projects in your solution and converts the controls automatically.

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Convert Legacy WinForms Apps to UI for WinForms

With the Converter Tool, you can quickly convert standard Windows Forms controls to their Progress® Telerik® UI for WinForms counterparts.

Modernize your application in just a few steps and take advantage of the numerous new features and attractive themes. With the Converter Tool you can:

  • Breathe new life to your WinForms application
  • Leverage WPF like-features and functionalities
  • Apply a theme with modern look and feel

Learn more about the Converter Tool

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Downloadable Demos

The UI for WinForms distribution includes more than 250 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 Progress 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

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High DPI support

Built-in high DPI Support for improved scaling in different DPI environments of your WinForms applications.

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New Material Theme

New Material Theme with flexible use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, as well as enlightened padding and depth effects.

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RadPdfViewer - Digital Signature Support

A new functionality to display and verify documents within your application with the Digital Signature Support in RadPDFViewer.


  • We have used Telerik UI for WinForms desktop interface components for almost three years, The UI design flexibility with Telerik controls is great. Managing and adaptation for developers has been very quick and easy. Our clients enjoy the functionality of this product and we can develop our applications faster than ever. Thanks to Telerik for a great product!

    Pawel KorczakVice President
    INFO-KOR Sp. z o.o
  • 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
  • More than 10 years ago we built an ERP for direct selling companies. The first major update of the software was when we started using Visual Studio and MS SQL, but the real breakthrough was when we started using the Telerik controls. This proved as a great move forward in terms of:  faster development, reliability, better UX with stunning UI. Our customers are really happy with the UI and the frequent enhancements in our software. Many of them are directly related with the new features introduced in the Telerik tools we use.

    Vladimir NikitovicDirector
    Ti Computers Solutions

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