About Instrumentation Widgets Professional Edition

Make your user interface smart and sensitive.

Instrumentation Widgets is a set of high-resolution gauges designed for the creation of realistic user interfaces and various hardware emulators. An easy-to-use library, Instrumentation Widgets  includes collections of meters, indicators, scales, sliders, gauges, knobs, buttons, dials, tanks, thermometers, switches, matrixes, LEDs and other .NET components. It contains only 100% native .NET managed components written in C#. The components use double buffering to avoid flickering and produce smooth animation. Use Instrumentation Widgets to make realistic user interfaces.

Instrumentation Widgets is a library of meters, indicators, scales, sliders, gauges, knobs, buttons, dials, tanks, thermometers, switches, matrixes, LEDs, and other .NET instrumentation controls that emulate hardware devices. The use of elements from the product collection allows the creation of Computer-Assisted Training, and Human-Engineered Interfaces with unique appearances as all the element properties can be easily changed. Custom control settings including sizing, coloring, and freedom from restrictive bitmap controls that limit your form design, allow a developer to design .NET applications with advanced user interfaces. All controls use double buffering to produce smooth animation and avoid flickering. Create professional-looking device emulators for designing computer simulators or software interfaces.

Data source connection:

  • Supports all .NET data sources: ADO.NET objects and/or custom objects with the support for IList and IListSource interfaces
  • Advanced data binding model provides binding of all the control properties to a data source of any kind

Instruments design:

  • Easy-to-use library contains more than 30 ready-made instrumentation controls such as progress bars, meters, dials, sliders, gauges, odometers, thermometers, switches, etc
  • All the controls can be nested into an application as they are or customized according to the specified requirements
  • Support for double buffering provides smooth animation and helps to avoid flickering of a control when its properties are being changed
  • All painting is done by GDI+ and custom component sizing with no restrictive bitmap controls limiting your design

General Features:

  • A library of 100% .NET managed components written in C#
  • Compatible with the most popular .NET IDEs: Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, Borland C# Builder, Delphi.NET, etc
  • Ability to use the product without an IDE
  • Easy to deploy, you only need to copy a few DLLs to the program directory to make the application which uses Instrumentation Widgets work on a user’s machine
  • Royalty free run time
  • Source code and unit tests available

Instrumentation Widgets is available in the following editions:

  • Windows Forms Edition - designed for Windows Forms applications. If you are looking for a component that can create professional hardware emulators or graphic user interfaces for Windows applications, this edition is the right choice
  • Professional Edition - designed for Windows Forms applications. The Instrumentation Widgets Professional edition comes with full source code. If you would like to create a professional user interface with the look and feel of real-life instrumentation hardware and have control over your application, this edition is the optimal choice