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    Why choose Syncfusion WinForms UI over Other Vendors?

    100+ controls

    The Syncfusion WinForms suite has more than 100 essential controls such as grids, charts, diagrams, and document processing libraries for quickly developing sophisticated line-of-business applications.

    Unparalleled performance

    Performance is crucial for providing a positive user experience. We ensure that all our controls are designed and developed to provide the best performance possible.

    Stunning built-in themes

    All WinForms controls ship with several beautiful, built-in themes, and altering their appearance is simple.

    Test automation frameworks supported

    Popular test automation frameworks such as HP QTP/UFT and coded-UI are supported. All controls enable you to build strong, scalable, and tested apps. They are also fully compliant with popular accessibility standards such as Section 508 and VPAT.

    Localization simplified

    All WinForms controls can be easily customized to use different resources depending on the set location.

    Weekly NuGet updates

    Syncfusion provides individual NuGet packages by control and weekly NuGet releases for easy development.

    Stay current

    You'll get the most up-to-date functionality and new controls, as well as monthly service packs and bug fixes, with a promise of at least four major updates per year. Custom patches can be ordered as needed.

    Seamless integration with Visual Studio

    Toolbox integration, a better designer experience, NuGet support, and IntelliSense comments are all part of the complete Visual Studio integration.

    Document processing libraries

    Read, write, and easily manipulate Excel, Word, and PDF files in WinForms applications with Syncfusion’s document-processing libraries.

    G2 reviews

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    Free Community License

    Get unlimited access to our 100+ WinForms controls and you can also get our free unlimited access to over 1,800 controls for Syncfusion Essential Studio products through the Community License. No credit card required.

    Syncfusion's WinForms suite versus other vendors’ components

    Note: Other Vendors denotes Telerik[R2, 2023], DevExpress[V23.1], and MESCIUS[V2, 2023]

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    Some of them not having

    COMPONENTS

    The Syncfusion native WinForms control library offers 100+ UI and data visualization web controls that are responsive and lightweight for building modern web apps.

    GRID

    Controls

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    DataGrid

    Grid Control

    Pivot Grid

    DATA VISUALIZATION

    Controls

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    Chart

    Diagram

    Barcode

    Bullet Graph

    Digital Gauge

    Linear Gauge

    Map

    Pivot Chart

    Radial Gauge

    Smith Chart

    Sparkline

    TreeMap

    Skins

    Theme Studio

    INPUT CONTROLS

    Controls

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    Numeric TextBox

    AutoComplete

    CheckBox

    Color Picker DropDown

    Color Picker

    Folder Browser

    MaskedTextBox

    NumericUpdown

    Radial Slider

    Radio Button

    Range Slider

    Rating Control

    TextBox

    TrackBar

    Watermark Text Provider

    Spell Checker

    NAVIGATION

    Controls

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    Ribbon

    TabControl

    Menu

    Breadcrumb

    ContextMenuStrip

    Excel-like Tabbar Splitter

    Navigation Pane

    Multicolumn TreeView

    Navigation Drawer

    Radial Menu

    Record Navigation Control

    Scroll Frame

    Tab Splitter Container

    ToolBar

    Tree Navigator

    TreeView

    Wizard Control

    DIALOGS & NOTIFICATION

    Controls

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    Form

    Tabbed Form

    Hub Tile

    Image Streamer

    MessageBox

    Metro Form

    Office 2007 Form

    Progress Bar

    Splash Screen

    Status Bar

    StatusStrip

    Tooltip

    LAYOUT

    Controls

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    Docking Manager

    Border Layout

    Card Layout

    Carousel

    Flow Layout

    Gradient Panel

    Grid Bag Layout

    Grid Layout

    Popup

    SplitContainer

    Tile Layout

    Gradient Label

    LISTS & DROPDOWN

    Controls

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    ComboBox

    ListView

    Editable ListBox

    Multicolumn ComboBox

    Multicolumn ListBox

    CALENDARS

    Controls

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    Calendar

    DateTimePicker

    Scheduler

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Controls

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    Calculation Engine

    Calculator

    Clock

    Grouping

    QTP Addon

    Chart Types

    Chart Types

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    Area Chart

    Bar Chart

    Box And Whisker Chart

    Bubble Chart

    Candle Chart

    Column Chart

    Column Range Chart

    Combination Chart

    Funnel Chart

    Gantt Chart

    Hi Lo Chart

    Hi Lo Open Close Chart

    Histogram Chart

    Kagi Chart

    Line Chart

    Pie Chart

    Point And Figure Chart

    Polar Chart

    Pyramid Chart

    Radar Chart

    Renko Chart

    Rotated Spline Chart

    Scatter Chart

    Spline Area Chart

    Spline Chart

    Stacking Area Chart

    Stacking Bar Chart

    Stacking Column Chart

    Step Area Chart

    Step Line Chart

    Three Line Break Chart

    Tornado Chart

    Funnel Chart

    Gantt Chart

    FILE VIEWERS & EDITORS

    Controls

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    PDF Viewer

    Spreadsheet

    Syntax Editor

    HTML Viewer

    BUTTONS

    Controls

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    Button

    ButtonEdit

    Split Button

    Toggle Button

    DATA SCIENCE

    Controls

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    Predictive Analytics

    FILE FORMAT FRAMEWORKS

    Controls

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    Excel

    PDF

    Word

    PowerPoint

    HIGHLIGHTS

    The Syncfusion WinForms suite is a complete control set for building rich user interfaces. Our controls are fast, easy to use, and their documentation contains lots of examples.

    HighlightsSyncfusionOther Vendors

    Essential controls: Grids, Charts, Diagrams, document processing libraries, and Tools and more

    Individual component NuGet packages

    Controls have been designed and developed to provide the highest performance

    Components with several beautiful built-in themes

    Automation frameworks: HP QTP/UFT and coded-UI are supported

    Section 508 and VPAT accessibility standards

    Seamless integration with Visual Studio

    Document Processing Libraries that allow for easy manipulation

    Custom patches are available

    EXCLUSIVE FEATURE SETS

    Compared to competitors, Syncfusion’s WinForms controls have many unique features that benefit users.c

    ControlUnique FeaturesSyncfusionOther Vendors
    Data GridCustom Layouts

    Data GridMicrosoft® Excel Operations

    Data GridVirtual Data

    Data GridItem Selection

    Data GridBusiness Intelligence

    Data GridFiltering & Analysis

    Data GridCell Drop Down

    Data GridView Style

    DiagramGrid spacing support to ruler

    Excel LibraryOutline layout

    Excel LibraryImport HTML tables into Excel worksheet

    Excel LibraryExport Excel data to JSON files

    Excel LibraryConvert Excel charts with images and shapes to a PDF or image

    Excel LibraryConvert data bars and color scales of conditional formats to PDF

    Excel LibraryEnhancements in XlsIO

    Excel reporting Excel table with parameter query

    Excel reporting Excel chart enhancements

    Excel reporting Excel-to-PDF conversion enhancements

    MulticolumnTreeViewFiltering

    Navigation DrawerImage support

    Navigation PackageTreeNavigator

    Navigation PackageNavigation Drawer

    PDF LibraryRead and edit JavaScript PDF actions

    PDF LibraryDeferred signing

    PDF LibraryElliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA)

    PDF LibraryArabic text drawing enhancement

    PDF LibraryCreate PDF digital signatures with LTV using a time-stamp URL

    PDF LibraryPDF digital signature enhancements

    PDF LibraryExternal OCR engine

    PDF LibraryHTML-to-PDF conversion enhancement

    PDF LibraryLock digital signature in PDF

    PDF LibraryAnimation support in 3D annotations

    PDF ReportingAdd comments and reviews to the PDF annotation

    PDF ViewerARM64 support

    Radial gaugeNew Frame Types

    RADIAL MENUImage Size

    RibbonRearranging ToolStrip using designer

    RibbonAutomatically reset images based on DPI

    SpreadsheetText rotation

    Syntax EditorCustomize the end-of-line character

    Word LibraryFirstColumn and LastColumn in bookmarks

    Word LibraryMathematical equations in Word-to-PDF conversion

    Word LibraryPaper source settings

    Word LibraryJustify the text in a paragraph, like in Microsoft Word 2013

    Word LibraryAutomatically detect font names from themes for East Asian text

    Word LibraryRemove style

    Word LibraryWord-to-PDF enhancements

    Word LibraryLocale identifier for bidirectional language text

    Word LibraryParent comment

    Word LibraryPreserves all comments when converting a Word document to PDF or image formats.

    Word LibraryWord-to-Markdown conversion

    DEMOS

    850+ Interactive WinForms demos with problem-solving ideas that will reduce your development time. 

    Features SyncfusionOther Vendors
    Eye catching UI with easy interaction

    Real world examples for each components

    View source code samples in GitHub

    Explore the locally installed demos

    DOCUMENTATION

    All the features of our WinForms controls are explained thoroughly with C# code examples, demos, and screenshots in the documentation.

    FeaturesSyncfusionOther Vendors
    Installation and Upgrade Information

    System Requirements

    Individual NuGet Packages

    Section 508 Compliance

    Visual Studio Integration

    Explained all features of the control

    Every features explained with well-crafted code examples

    .NET Framework and .NET Core Compatibility

    Documentation Archives

    EASY DEVELOPMENT

    Easily integrate the tools to blend Syncfusion WinForms components with your WinForms apps. 

    FeaturesSyncfusionOther Vendors
    UI with rich appearance

    Visual Studio Project Templates

    Easily customizable theme studio

    Toolbox Configuration

    Industry-proven components

    Live chat support on all business days

    * This comparison data was sourced from the Syncfusion Essential Studio 2023 Volume 3 release, and the information was last updated on Sep 15, 2023.

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