Hello Good People!

Today we are releasing 11.5.1 version of DotNetBar with grouping support for our new layout control. Groups are like nested layout controls inside each other and allow you to create layouts that otherwise would not be possible. Here is an example of layout that cannot be created unless you use new LayoutGroup item:

DotNetBar LayoutControl Grouping Sample


Notice two groups that have Width=50% are displayed side by side with left group containing 3 text-boxes and right group containing the text-box and RichTextBox controls. Notice how group on the right has customized background and border through LayoutGroup.Style properties.

Each LayoutGroup can also display captions/headers. Here is caption displayed on left with customized appearance through CaptionStyle property:

DotNetBar LayoutControl Group Captions


Using Appearance property you can specify that LayoutGroup should be drawn using one of our predefined system appearances so group is rendered like PanelEx or GroupPanel:

DotNetBar LayoutControl Group Panel AppearanceDotNetBar LayoutControl Group GroupPanel Appearance


To learn more about Layout Control and new grouping support please read following Knowledge Base article.

If you have current DotNetBar license download latest release on Customer Only web site. Fully functional trial version is also available. Thank you so much for using our controls. Stay tuned for more 🙂