Track and Status Control for WinForms Overview
Kettic's Track and Status controls for Windows Forms can help UI designers to create interactive and attractive user interfaces for their Windows Forms applications. Track and Status controls resemble the standard Windows Forms control and provide large flexibilities. It is easy to customize the Track and Status control and build great user interface. With the Track and Status control, we can build the progress bar, scroll elements, track bar, and waiting bar, etc.
Progress Bar Support
The Progress Bar control is designed to show the progress information in a running operation. It supports the themes provided in the UI control suite so that developers can choose the predefined themes or build custom ones. The expand functionality of the Progress Bar control that is better than the standard one include the support for displaying text and images within the progress bar, indicator styles of dashed and cross-hatched, and displaying two values on a single progress bar.
Scroll Elements Support
The Kettic Track and Status Control provides HoriScrollBar and VertiScrollBar to replace the standard Windows Forms scroll bar elements to create themeable scrolling bars in horizontal and vertical orientation for your applications. The scrolling element of VertiScrollViewer allows users fully manage the content area and can applied when it is necessary. The VertiScrollViewer supports Physical mode, which customize the scrolling in preset intervals, and Logical scrolling mode, which customize the size of the increment.
Track Bar Customizing Support
The Kettic TrackBar Control is designed to customize the slider and allows users to choose a value on a bar by moving a slider. Users of the application can set the slider in horizontal and vertical direction as well as at an arbitrary angle. The TrackBar Control support all predefined themes and custom themes building.
Waiting Bar Customizing Support
The Kettic WaitingBar Control is able to show the status of running operation for users. However, it is not able to show the indication of completed percentage. The WaitingBar Control for Windows Forms will animate a block across a progress area while the process is running on.
Rich Design Time Support in Visual Studio
The Track and Status controls for Windows Forms provide rich design-time support functionality to developers. This feature allows developers easily customize and configure the Track and Status controls when design the user interface. For example, it is capable of dragging and dropping items, applying themes or creating custom themes at design time, managing shortcuts and images. It also provides various tools like Visual Style Builder, Element Hierarchy Editor, and Shape Editor to entirely design UI for your application.
Rich Appearance Support by Track and Status Control
The Track and Status 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 property. The Track and Status 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.
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