About Actipro Navigation for WinForms

An Outlook-like navigation bar control.

Actipro Navigation contains a NavigationBar control similar to the one found in Outlook. It has an elegant user interface which uses buttons to control which navigation pane is selected. Panes can display data or simply act as a container for child controls. If screen real estate is available, large buttons can be used for pane selection. The end-user has the option of using a splitter to move the large buttons into the overflow button tray, which uses smaller buttons.

Actipro Navigation Features

  • NavigationBar functionality similar to Outlook
  • Multiple rendering styles for various Windows and Office themes
  • Support for custom rendering
  • Buttons provide single-click access to each pane
  • Buttons can be collapsed to an overflow area, allowing for more client area real estate
  • Overflow chevron button provides access to customization features and hidden buttons
  • Built-in Navigation Bar Options dialog for reordering buttons and controlling which buttons are visible
  • Ability to disable specific buttons
  • Ability to cancel selected pane changes
  • Full designer support
  • A separate NavigationBarPanel control that can act as a container and renders in three modes (normal, header, and sub-header modes).