NOV User Interface for .NET 2016.2

Software information
Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/Server
Nevron Software
File size:
184.56 Mb
Date added:
May 25, 2015
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Description from the Publisher

The GUI toolkit for Cross-Platform and LOB application development with .NET.

NOV UI for .NET contains a complete and feature-rich set of cross-platform User Interface elements (widgets), which completely eliminate the need to use any platform specific controls, that would ultimately bind your User Interface to a specific platform, look-and-feel and API.

When it comes to developing advanced UI for your WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, Xamarin.Mac or MonoMac project, the NOV UI for .NET is the only solution that will do the job right. It delivers 60+ UI controls (Widgets) that operate under all these environments from a single code-base, including:

  • AutoCompleteBox
  • Backgrounds
  • Borders
  • Buttons
  • Calendar
  • Check Box
  • Clipboard
  • Color Pickers
  • Combo Box
  • Command Bars
  • Context Menu
  • Context Popup
  • Cursor
  • Date Time Box
  • Document Box
  • Drag And Drop
  • File Dialogs
  • Group Box
  • Image Box
  • Label Box
  • Layout Panels
  • List Box
  • Menu Bar
  • Message Box
  • Numeric Up Down
  • Navigation Bar
  • Pair Box
  • Print Dialog
  • Progress Bar
  • Radio Button
  • Ribbon
  • Scroll Bar
  • Scroll Content
  • Slider
  • Split Buttons
  • Splitter
  • Tab
  • Text Box
  • Tool Bar
  • Tooltip
  • Tree View
  • User Panels
  • Windows

All user interface widgets benefit from the following platform-wide features:

  • High Performance - enjoy unbeatable UI performance, which uses hardware acceleration, multithreading and proprietary optimizations for superior user experiences.
  • CSS3 and Themes - the UI is styled with the first managed implementation of CSS level 3, which we have extended with featues the W3C still dreams about. Included are many predefined themes that mimic Windows and Mac native look-and-feel.
  • Resolution Independence - the widgets are independant from the screen resolution. This allows you to create UI interfaces that look identical on all screen resolutions.
  • Printable and exportable to PDF - the widgets are designed to be placed in printable content, such as NOV Text Editor and NOV Diagram documents. This helps you create interactive documents that are incredibly rich on features.
  • Cross-platform API - the widgets use 100% identical API under WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, MonoMac and Xamarin.Mac. Planned support for other UI frameworks. Incredible unique feature.


NOV UI for .NET includes 60+ high-quality controls for building premium User Experiences, whatever .NET UI platform you use. Below is a brief overview of the main types of widgets included in the suite:


Nevron Open Vision's ribbon is a widget that lets developers easily enrich their applications with Microsoft Office like ribbon UI. NOV ribbon is fully customizable and scales its child widgets automatically based on the available area. The resizing of the ribbon is fully customizable as well.

NOV ribbon consists of the following main elements:

  • Application Menu
  • Ribbon Tab
  • Collapse Button
  • Additional Content
  • Ribbon Group
  • Dialog Launcher
  • Ribbon Wrap Flow Panel
  • Ribbon Stack Panel
  • Ribbon Button
  • Ribbon Split Button
  • Ribbon Menu
  • Ribbon Gallery


Buttons are widgets, which are typically used to perform a certain action, when clicked. NOV features a complete set of buttons that can contain arbitrary content (i.e. other widgets). Main types of buttons include:

  • Standard buttons
  • Repeat buttons
  • Toggle buttons
  • Check boxes
  • Radio buttons
  • Split buttons
  • Other buttons

Color Pickers

Color pickers are widgets that allow the user pick a color by modifying one or all of its color components through a visual interface.

  • Palette Color Picker
  • Luminance Color Bar
  • Hue Color Bar
  • Saturation-Brightness Color Box
  • HSB Box Color Picker
  • HSB Wheel Color Picker
  • Color Box

Command Bars

NOV implements advanced command bars that mimic the commanding logic of Microsoft Office 2003, Visual Studio etc. NOV command bars can contain any other widget, and have support for many advanced features. Specific subtypes of commands bars include:

  • Menu Bar
  • Tool Bar
  • Status Bar


Container widgets are used to contain other widgets and provide different adorner features to their content.

  • Group Box
  • Pair Box
  • Uni Size Box
  • Splitter
  • Tab
  • Document Box
  • Scroll Content
  • And many other...

Context Popups

Context popups are Popup Windows opened that are opened in a context fashion. Context popups are used usually used for:

  • Context Menus
  • Custom Context Popups

Drop Down Edits

Drop down edits consist of a specific editing area and a drop down button located at the right side. When the drop down button is clicked the drop down edit opens popup window, which assists the user with the editing. Notable drop-down edits are:

  • Combo Box
  • Date Time Box
  • Color Box
  • Split Buttons

Layout Panels

Layout panels are used to arrange content. The layout panels included in NOV have unique features that are a product of our long term dedication to automatic layouts.

  • Panel
  • Single Visible Panel
  • Dock Panel
  • Stack Panel
  • Wrap Flow Panel
  • Table Flow Panel

Range Based Widgets

Range based widgets are widgets, which display a range and a current value. Notable range based widgets are:

  • Scrollbars
  • Slider
  • Numeric Up Down
  • Progress Bar

Text Visualization and Editing

The NOV Label and Text Box widgets allow for the visualization and editing of Unicode text. They are based on our proprietary managed Typography and as such are the only Label and Text Box in the .NET world that can guarantee you 100% identical text quality and speed in all environments.

  • Label
  • Text Box
  • Auto Complete Text Box

List Box

The NOV List Box is used to present the user with a list of items he can choose from. The items of the NOV List Box can be any other widgets. Supported are single and multiple selection modes.

Tree View

The NOV Tree View is used to visualize a tree hierarchy. Users can navigate the hierarchy visually by expanding and collapsing certain tree branches. The items of the NOV Tree View can be any other widgets.

Top Level Windows

Top level windows are windows that are opened on top of other windows in the specific presentation layer windows stack. The Top Level Windows of NOV are virtualized. NOV Top Level Windows feature full control over the window frame and title bar, and can be opened in modal fashion. Top level windows are usually used for:

  • Popups
  • Dialogs


NOV widgets are styled with CSS. NOV initially comes with the following themes:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP Blue
  • Windows Classic (with all color scheme variations)
  • Mac Lion

Miscellaneous UI features

Miscellaneous UI features that apply to all types of widgets include:

  • Borders – an implementation of the W3C borders specification, with many additional enhancements.
  • Commanding – an extensive framework for implementing diverse commanding logic in Enterprise applications.
  • Tooltips – virtualized support for tooltips with many advanced features.
  • Cursors – virtualized support for cursors.
  • Clipboard – virtualized support for clipboard.
  • Drag and Drop– virtualized support for drag and drop.
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