ComponentOne InputPanel is the new paradigm to easily create and maintain .NET data-entry forms.
All-in-One Data Entry Form
Our innovative InputPanel is a single control that makes it easy to create and manage complete .NET data-entry forms.
Instant Forms Over Data
Just set the data source and you have a complete forms over data (FOD) desktop application similar to Microsoft Access.
Create Dynamic Input Forms
Generate and modify input forms on the fly without having to worry about layout, positioning and tab order of each item.
Complete Input Form Generation
Add a full data entry form with a single line of code. Set the InputPanel data source and each input control is automatically generated with a corresponding label. A navigation bar is also added to the form for end-users to navigate and update records.
The InputPanel will automatically select each input control based on the data type, but you can override this and choose from up to 20 built-in editors. You can also host your own custom controls, add images, separators and more.
By default, the .NET input form flows row to row. You can break the stacked flow at any point to create multiple column layouts. When you insert or remove any field the remaining editors adjust automatically so input form management is easy.
Flexible Grid and Flow Layouts
Create layouts that wrap and flow left to right by just setting one property in WinForms. Or align items in a grid without worrying about scaling when the form is resized. In WPF and UWP you can define a flexible layout template.
Automatic Tab Order
The InputPanel automatically establishes the tab order, making it possible for end-users to naturally tab from entry to entry at run time.
When the form is populated with fields from a data source, accelerator keys are automatically generated. Use the key accelerator editor to manage key duplicates.
Provide helpful information to users about a form field using tooltips. You can easily design tooltip content with images and rich text.
Validation and Error Handling
Display visual alerts when a user enters invalid input. By default, the alert is a red frame around the input control. You can also add custom alerts like tooltips.
Collapsible Group Headers
Group input fields into categories and allow users to expand or collapse groups at runtime.
Choose from 40+ included themes in WinForms or customize your own using the C1ThemeController. WPF supports 20+ themes.
Desktop Demo Explorer
All of our WinForms and WPF demos are included in a single downloadable desktop explorer. Explore every feature for ComponentOne InputPanel using the Control Explorer applications for .NET Framework or .NET 6+.
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