Windows Forms Applications using .NET Core and Syncfusion Windows Forms Controls
15 Nov 2019 / 2 minutes to read
Syncfusion Essential Studio for Windows Forms suits .NET core assemblies for building Windows Forms .NET Core applications using Syncfusion Controls. This section explains how to create the project in .NET Core application and using syncfusion Windows Forms controls.
All Syncfusion Windows Forms controls supports .NET Core Framework except the controls labeled as
Create a .NET Core project
Step 1: Open Visual Studio, go to File > New > Project… and you can now see Create a new project dialog. Here, select Windows Forms App (.NET Core) template and click Next.
Step 2: You will now see Configure your new project dialog. Here, fill in the necessary details and click Create.
Step 3: Finally, Windows Forms (.NET Core) sample project is created.
Step 4: Before adding your controls into the application, first you need to remove the default template like in the below screenshot.
If you do not remove the default template, you cannot see your control in the output form.
Step 5: Now, you can add your controls. To do so, follow the immediate section Adding controls in Windows Forms (.NET Core) application for more details.
Adding controls in Windows Forms (.NET Core) application
The below section explains how to add your controls in Windows Forms (.NET Core) application.
Through assembly deployment
In Solution Explorer, right-click on Dependencies and select Add Reference.
Now, Reference Manager dialog will be opened. Here click Browse and select the needed assemblies from the location mentioned in below note section. On selecting necessary assemblies, click Add and then click Ok. Now, required assemblies are added in to the project, like in the below screenshot.
You can get Syncfusion Windows Forms (.NET Core) controls assemblies from
netcoreapp3.0folder in the following location - C:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\Windows\x.x.x.x\precompiledassemblies
Through NuGet Package
Click here to find more details regarding how to install the NuGet packages in Windows Forms application.
Example: Adding ButtonAdv control through code
We are now going to see a demo on how to add ButtonAdv control in WinForms .NET Core application.
Step 1: Add the following dependent assembly for the inclusion of ButtonAdv control.
Step 2: Create an instance of the control. Assign necessary properties with proper values and add the control instance to the form.
ButtonAdv button = new ButtonAdv(); button.Text = ”ButtonAdv”; this.controls.add(button);
Step 3: Run the application.