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Telerik UI for WinForms

Build classic Windows forms applications with stunning user interface

Key Features

Document Processing

With the Document Processing Libraries shipped with Telerik UI for WinForms you can process the most common text, spreadsheet, and PDF file formats within your desktop application without having Microsoft Office or other third-party libraries installed.

The components provide your application's users 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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Modern Professional Themes

The built-in themes in Telerik UI for WinForms will help you to effortlessly deliver sleek and consistent user experiences across your desktop and tablet applications.

All Telerik Windows Forms controls come with full theme support. Choose from over 20 modern and professional themes following the latest trends in UX and Design (Fluent, Material, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Visual Studio 2012 and more),

You can also build entirely new ones with the intuitive and unique Visual Style Builder tool, according to the score of your project. 
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Complete Set of Features and Controls

Telerik UI for WinForms includes more than 120 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.

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 UI for WinForms controls integrate seamlessly into your Visual Studio Toolbox for quick drag and drop usage. You have hundreds of demos, self-paced tutorials, videos and various other resources at your disposal to boost your start from day one.

If you have worked with Microsoft’s Windows Forms Controls and WinForms .NET Framework, then you’ll have no issues with Telerik UI for WinForms, as it closely resembles the default framework. You can also refer to the extensive documentation, and should you need any additional help, you can always resort to direct support, for the very same team that build the product (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 occurring on the screen and take action, depending on what you need the Telerik WinForms controls to do.

The suite also provides a set of ready to use multi-touch enabled controls (Grid, TreeView, Panorama, etc.) and Material and Office 2016 themes that will allow you to start creating touch applications for desktop and tablets right away.

Flexible Architecture for Endless Customizations

The Telerik Presentation Framework (TPF) provides a completely customizable architecture for all WinForms controls, following the best practices in WPF development. 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 TPF allows you to achieve previously impossible visual effects without having to write any code or learn a new technology. Telerik UI for WinForms just looks better, and the controls perform great on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 as well as Windows 10 devices.

Accessibility, MSAA, Coded UI

All controls inTelerik UI for WinForms 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.

Telerik 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, Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2017.

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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Built-in High DPI Support

Telerik UI for WinForms is the first suite on the market to introduce built-in HDPI support, supporting all .NET frameworks from 2.0 and up.

High DPI support solves a common problem that non-DPI aware applications have - blurry or misplaced controls, when desktop apps run on high resolution monitors. By utilizing HDPI support to your application all UI for WinForms controls will scale their UI elements in accordance to the current DPI settings automatically, hence your users will always get pixel-perfect view of the app.

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120+ WinForms UI Controls

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What's New

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Fluent Design-Inspired Theme

A new theme is making it’s way to the Telerik UI for WinForms suite – Fluent Design, which delivers a truly modern look to your app following the latest UX trends.

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New BarCode Component

The new BarCode component enables the creation of the most common barcode formats in your desktop applications.

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ERP Demo Application

A new demo application showcases how to utilize the components in the Telerik UI for WinForms suite and build an ERP desktop application.

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Success Story

"By using the Telerik WinForms library, we were able to deliver new requirements fast, position our product in a different category and be able to incorporate our most innovative ideas."

Hesham Desouky, Development Manager

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Telerik R1'18 Release - UI for WinForms gets Barcodes, Schedule Search & Fluent Theme

The R1 2018 release brings the highly requested Barcode control, convenient searching in Scheduler, and the latest UI design for your WinForms applications with the new Fluent inspired theme.


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New ERP Demo App Available in Telerik UI for WinForms

This Telerik UI for WinForms sample app simulates a real-world ERP business application, showcasing a common LoB app scenario. It's a great example of how you can easily deliver an awesome UI.

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