Getting Started with Windows Forms Wizard Control

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This section describes how to add WizardControl 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 WizardControl

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

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

Creating the project

Create a new Windows Forms project in the Visual Studio to display the WizardControl with functionalities.

Adding control via designer

The WizardControl 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

Search wizard control in toolbox

Drag and drop the wizard control to form

Adding control manually in code

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

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

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

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

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

Step 3 : Create WizardControl control instance and add it to the form.

WizardControl wizardControl1 = new WizardControl();
   this.wizardControl1.Style = Theme.Metro;
Dim wizardControl1 As WizardControl = New WizardControl()
   Me.wizardControl1.Style = Theme.Metro

Add wizard page into WizardControl

Create an instance of WizardContainer, add it to WizardControl and set it as WizardPageContainer of WizardControl. WizardControlPages can be added to using WizardPages collection property.

// Create instance of page elements

WizardControlPage wizardControlPage1 = new WizardControlPage();
WizardControlPage wizardControlPage2 = new WizardControlPage();
WizardControlPage wizardControlPage3 = new WizardControlPage();

// configure pages
this.wizardControlPage1.Title = "Welcome";
this.wizardControlPage1.Description = "First page of the WizardControl";
this.wizardControlPage1.BackVisible = false;

this.wizardControlPage2.Title = "Processing";
this.wizardControlPage2.Description = "Second page of the WizardControl";

this.wizardControlPage3.Title = "Finished";
this.wizardControlPage3.Description = "Final page of the WizardControl";
this.wizardControlPage3.NextVisible = false;
this.wizardControlPage3.CancelVisible = false;
this.wizardControlPage3.FinishVisible = true;

this.pictureBox1.Image = ((System.Drawing.Image)(resources.GetObject("pictureBox1.Image")));
this.wizardControl1.Banner = this.pictureBox1;

// Add pages into wizard Control
 this.wizardControl1.WizardPages = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.WizardControlPage[] {
' Create instance of page elements

Dim wizardControlPage1 As New WizardControlPage()
Dim wizardControlPage2 As New WizardControlPage()
Dim wizardControlPage3 As New WizardControlPage()

' configure pages
Me.wizardControlPage1.Title = "Welcome"
Me.wizardControlPage1.Description = "First page of the WizardControl"
Me.wizardControlPage1.BackVisible = False

Me.wizardControlPage2.Title = "Processing"
Me.wizardControlPage2.Description = "Second page of the WizardControl"

Me.wizardControlPage3.Title = "Finish"
Me.wizardControlPage3.Description = "Final page of the WizardControl"
Me.wizardControlPage3.NextVisible = False
Me.wizardControlPage3.CancelVisible = False
Me.wizardControlPage3.FinishVisible = True

Me.pictureBox1.Image = (CType(resources.GetObject("pictureBox1.Image"), System.Drawing.Image))
Me.wizardControl1.Banner = Me.pictureBox1

' Add pages into wizard Control
 Me.wizardControl1.WizardPages = New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.WizardControlPage() { Me.wizardControlPage1, Me.wizardControlPage2, Me.wizardControlPage3}

wizard first page

wizard second page

wizard third page

Configure BannerPanel

Controls can be added to header of the WizardControl using BannerPanel property where panel containing the desired controls is added.

// Create instance of controls to be added

GradientPanel gradientPanel1 = new GradientPanel();
Label label1 = new Label();
Label label2 = new Label();

this.label1.Text = "Page Title";
this.label2.Text = "This is the description of the Wizard Page";


// Adding it to WizardControl


this.wizardControl1.Title = this.label1;
this.wizardControl1.Description = this.label2;
this.wizardControl1.BannerPanel = this.gradientPanel1;
'' Create instance of controls to be added

Dim gradientPanel1 As New GradientPanel()
Dim label1 As New Label()
Dim label2 As New Label()

Me.label1.Text = "Page Title"
Me.label2.Text = "This is the description of the Wizard Page"

'' Adding it to WizardControl 


Me.wizardControl1.Title = Me.label1
Me.wizardControl1.Description = Me.label2
Me.wizardControl1.BannerPanel = Me.gradientPanel1

wizard panel

Change navigation buttons visibility

You can change the visibility of the Back, Cancel, Next, Help and Finish navigation buttons in the wizard control and wizard page. This is done by using the BackVisible, CancelVisible, NextVisible, HelpVisible and FinishVisible properties respectively.

this.wizardControlPage1.BackVisible = true;

this.wizardControlPage1.NextVisible = true;

this.wizardControlPage1.CancelVisible = true;

this.wizardControlPage1.HelpVisible = true;

this.wizardControlPage1.FinishVisible =false;
Me.wizardControlPage1.BackVisible = True

Me.wizardControlPage1.NextVisible = true

Me.wizardControlPage1.CancelVisible = True

Me.wizardControlPage1.HelpVisible = true

Me.wizardControlPage1.FinishVisible = False

navigation button visibility