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One of the best free controls available on the market is the set of controls from DevExpress. They design various controls for .NET, they also released free controls for WinForms, ASP.NET and Silverlight. In this tutorial I'll present you some of their ASP.NET controls.
First thing you need to do is to go to the following address:
https://www.devexpress.com/Products/Free/NetOffer/ and click "Register and download your free copy download" button. After downloading this file you just have to install it on your disc. Then when it is already installed you can start using it in Visual Studio right away.
Now to test it open Visual Studio and create new web application by clicking New - Project, then find Web tab in the window on left, find ASP.NET Web Application on list and click OK button. You can create a new web page by right-clicking your application in Solution Explorer window on right hand side and choosing Add - New Item.
To use controls all you have to do is to find them in the Toolbar and just drag it to your website. I'll present you a few controls in this article:
This control can be used for rating articles, photos or other things on your website by giving it rate from 1 to 5. It consists of five stars and looks really nice:
Round panel control
This control creates good-looking panel with rounded corners:
There are many options to edit it. To do so you just have to click on an arrow in the top right corner of this control and click Designer link just as you can see on an example:
Then in the window that will be opened you can edit your round panel just as you like.
This control allows you to create a set of tabs, each tab can consist of different elements.
Editing it is just as easy as editing previous control. You just have to click on the arrow in the top right corner of this control.
Title index control
This control creates an alphabetic list of items that are assigned to it. You can click a first letter of item that you are looking for to quickly find it. There is also an option to filter words.
Take a look at this already edited control:
Last control that I'll show you in this article is Navbar. It is very useful to create menu where you can create groups and add items to each of these group. It looks like this:
There are many other interesting controls; using them in web design process is very easy, as you can see on the previous examples. I suggest that you take a closer look at this set of controls because it can add variety and a litte twist to your web site.
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