Getting Started with Windows Forms Radial Menu

15 Mar 20233 minutes to read

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you refer to Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to this link to learn about registering Syncfusion license key in your Windows Forms application to use our components.

This section describes how to add a RadialMenu control in a Windows Forms application and overview of its basic functionalities.

Assembly deployment

Refer control dependencies section to get the list of assemblies or NuGet package needs to be added as reference to use the control in any application.

Please find more details regarding how to install the nuget packages in windows form application in the below link:

How to install nuget packages

Creating simple application with RadialMenu

You can create the Windows Forms application with RadialMenu control as follows:

  1. Creating project
  2. Adding control via designer
  3. Adding control manually using code

Creating the project

Create a new Windows Forms project in the Visual Studio to display the RadialMenu with basic information.

Adding control via designer

RadialMenu control can be added to the application by dragging it from the toolbox and dropping it in a designer view. The following required assembly references will be added automatically:

  • Syncfusion.Grid.Base.dll
  • Syncfusion.Grid.Windows.dll
  • Syncfusion.Shared.Base.dll
  • Syncfusion.Shared.Windows.dll
  • Syncfusion.Tools.Base.dll
  • Syncfusion.Tools.Windows.dll

Adding control in windows forms radial menu

Adding Menu Items

Menu items can be added into RadialMenu using Items collection in Smart Tags of RadialMenu in design view.

Adding Menu Items in windows forms radial menu

Adding control manually using code

To add control manually in C#, follow the given steps:

Step 1: Add the following required assembly references to the project:

  • Syncfusion.Tools.Base.dll
  • Syncfusion.Tools.Windows.dll
  • Syncfusion.Shared.Base.dll
  • Syncfusion.Shared.Windows.dll
  • Syncfusion.Grid.Base.dll
  • Syncfusion.Grid.Windows.dll

Step 2: Include the namespaces Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.

using Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools;
Imports Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools

Step 3: Create RadialMenu control instance and add it to the form. RadialMenu Visible property should be set true to make it visible initially.

RadialMenu radialMenu1 = new RadialMenu();

this.radialMenu1.Visible = true;

this.radialMenu1.Style = RadialMenuStyle.Office2016Colorful;

Dim radialMenu1 As RadialMenu = New RadialMenu

Me.radialMenu1.Visible = True

Me.radialMenu1.Style = RadialMenuStyle.Office2016Colorful


Adding control manually in windows forms radial menu

Adding menu items

To add menu items, create an instance for the required menu item and add it to Items collection property in RadialMenu.

RadialMenuItem radialMenuItem1 = new RadialMenuItem();
RadialMenuItem radialMenuItem2 = new RadialMenuItem();
RadialMenuItem radialMenuItem3 = new RadialMenuItem();

this.radialMenuItem1.Text = "radialMenuItem1";
this.radialMenuItem2.Text = "radialMenuItem2";
this.radialMenuItem3.Text = "radialMenuItem3";

Dim radialMenuItem1 As RadialMenuItem = New RadialMenuItem
Dim radialMenuItem2 As RadialMenuItem = New RadialMenuItem
Dim radialMenuItem3 As RadialMenuItem = New RadialMenuItem

Me.radialMenu1.Text = "radialMenuItem1"
Me.radialMenu2.Text = "radialMenuItem2"
Me.radialMenu3.Text = "radialMenuItem3"


Adding Menu Items in windows forms radial menu