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Explore Control Features

Once you have the controls working in your project, it's time to see what they can do. This article provides a short overview of how to get started with finding control functionality and use them.


To access the Live Demo simply click on the Windows Start button and type WinForms Demo. If you are not able to find the Live Demos using that approach you can also download it directly from here. Explore Live Demos

Explore properties and tags

You can explore the available properties, events and inner tags of any control through the VS intellisense to get a quick glimpse of their concepts and availability.

Figure 1: Explore Control Properties in Form Designer

If you do not see the Property window, go to View > Properties Windows

Explore Control Properties in Form Designer

Figure 2: Explore Control Properties in Code-Behind

Explore Control Properties in Code-Behind


In addition to that, the documentation provides a section for each control that contains help articles on distinct features and API reference.

Figure 3: Typical control documentation structure

Typical control documentation structure


Last, but not least, some most common tasks and configuration options are available under the Design Time folder of each control.

Figure 4: Smart Tag features

Smart Tag features

Next Steps

Below you can find guidance on changing the control appearance as well as next steps:

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