Drop Down Selection in Windows Forms NavigationView

28 Apr 20212 minutes to read

NavigationView control provides drop-down selection support.

Each folder that is navigated through, is shown in the Address Bar, separated by a Forward Arrow. Clicking on this arrow, will show a drop-down list, displaying all the folders directly below the one you have opened.

Drop-down selection

Images support

NavigationView control provides support for adding images to both Parent Bars and Child Bars. It displays the image of the Selected Bar to the left of the control.

navigationView4.ImageList = this.imageList1;

root.ImageIndex = 0;

ChildBar1.ImageIndex = 1;

ChildBar2.ImageIndex = 1;
navigationView4.ImageList = Me.imageList1

root.ImageIndex = 0

ChildBar1.ImageIndex = 1

ChildBar2.ImageIndex = 1

Images support

Tracking the previously selected items using drop-down button

You can trace the previously selected locations by clicking on the Drop-Down button of the NavigationView.

Tracking the previously selected items

Custom button collection

You can add one or more custom buttons to the NavigationView through designer and code.

  • Adding Custom Button Through Designer

    You can add custom buttons to the NavigationView using the CustomButton Collection Editor.

    Custom button collection

  • Adding Custom Button Through Code

Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.Navigation.CustomButton customButton = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.Navigation.CustomButton();

customButton.Appearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.ButtonAppearance.Office2007;

customButton.Name = "customButton";

Bitmap imp = new Bitmap("..//..//Search.gif");

customButton.Image = imp;

Dim customButton As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.Navigation.CustomButton = New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.Navigation.CustomButton()

customButton.Appearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.ButtonAppearance.Office2007

customButton.Name = "customButton"

Dim imp As Bitmap = New Bitmap("..//..//Search.gif")

customButton.Image = imp


Custom button collection