Menus Controls for WinForms Overview
The Windows Forms Menu Control is designed for developers to organize the structure of the ender usersâ choices while using the Windows applications. The Menu Control offers much more amazing navigation menus than the classic Office style menus. Both the context menus and application menus are available while using the Menu controls for Windows Forms.
Menus for Windows Forms
The Menu Controls for Windows Forms offers much more amazing navigation menus than the classic Office style menus. When using the Menu controls, developers can fully customize item appearance, text, orientation, image, checkbox, and any other controls at design time. Additionally, the Menu Controls for Windows Forms allows developers place the menus in horizontal or vertical direction. It also supports menu merging that is able to merge menu items.
Context Menu and Context Menu Manager
The Menu Controls includes context menu to windows forms application. The context menu is content sensitive and offers extra usability and rich appearance to any Windows Forms application. The Menu control is available on any forms when you added it. Developers need to use the context menu manager to associate the context menu with a control. The context menu support design time and run time customization.
Menu for Application
The Menu for Application is a drop down button and owns a variety of properties and design time user interfaces that is the same of Menu controls for Windows Forms applications. The Menu for application is able to display the menu controls implementing behavior on documents, forms and applications like Save and Print. The menus for Windows Forms look like the ribbon bar of menu button in the Microsoft Office 2007.
Multiple Lines Text and Image Support
The Menu Controls support multiple lines text that allows users show items text in break lines. The Image support allows users place images and text on any menu items and customize the interface of menus. Furthermore, the relation of image and text can also be customized by using this Menu control.
Nested Controls Support
The Menu Controls for Windows Forms is capable of nesting controls or custom element within the menus. By using the functionality, developers have large flexibility to build menus for their applications with complex custom user interfaces featuring text boxes, combo boxes, or other custom elements.
Customize Menu Items
The Menu Controls for Windows Forms offers C# and VB.NET API for the menus for developers to checked, unchecked, and disabled all menu items. It also provides the run time support to add and remove the menu items via the Add Item method by using C# and VB.NET code.
Rich Design Time Support in Visual Studio
The Menus control provides rich design-time support functionality to developers. This feature allows developers easily customize and configure the Menus control when design the user interface for their Windows Forms application. For example, it is easy to create an inline item, manage shortcuts and images, and apply themes and change between them at design time.
Keyboard Support by Menu Controls
The Menu Control for Windows Forms provides the keyboard support. It is compatible with shortcuts, accelerator keys, and arrow key navigation. The users could easily go over a specific menu by using these keys.
RTL Languages and Localization Support
The Menus Controls provides the support of localization and right to left languages, such as Arabic, Persian, Urdu. The Menus Control for WinForms is included in the controls that support the localization and right to left languages.
Rich Appearance of WinForms Calendar Control
The menu controls contain rich themes for .NET WinForms developers to create slick user interfaces that have the same appearance of Windows Vista, Office 2007, Outlook, and more. It is easy to switch the themes by changing a single property. The Menu Controls for WinForms UI Design also provides a theme color blending to tweaking the color scheme of a theme. With this feature, developers need not to redo the theme from scratch and could apply the updated color scheme to all WinForms controls. Developers can also build a new theme for exact visual interface by using the Visual Style Builder. The Buttons Controls for WinForms application also provides a few tags to format text style of menu labels.