WinForms Rating Control: Now Shipping

16 June 2009

If you’ve been waiting around for a good WinForms Rating control, then you’re in luck with the current release of DevExpress WinForms Gauges. The XtraGauges Suite.


Featuring the ability to connect with several input controls like a radio group or a slider, the Rating control has sharp graphics and versatility.

The image above shows the rating control in action. You can see this demo by:

  1. Opening the ‘DemoCenter’ application in the DevExpress folder and
  2. selecting the ‘New Presets’ option of the ‘XtraGauges Main Demo’
  3. [General folder location]: C:\Program Files\DevExpress 2009.1\Components\Demos\DXperience\Bin\

Full source code for the rating control demo is also available in your local DevExpress folder (see item #3 for typical folder location). Available in the DXperience 2008 volume 3 release (and above) you can get your hands on the WinForms Rating control right away.

StarStarThanks to the loyal readers who commented by asking about a WinForms Rating control on the recent ASP.NET Rating control announcement!

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16 June, 2009
Binoy Patel

Hi Mehul

Thanks for info but what it is just for presentation not for editing. Can we have similar rating control what you guys introducing for ASP.Net in Vol 2009.2?



16 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Binoy,

Check out the XtraGauges demo. You can bind the WinForms rating control to any input and use it for edits as well.

16 June, 2009
Peter Hillaert

Hi Mehul

What about linking it in the XtraGrid ?

17 June, 2009
Alex Danvy

Oh, "The ASPx Blog" is becoming the "The Xtra Blog" :-)

17 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Alex,

Yes, you caught that. Smile

Next time, I'll post it to the WinForms blog.

17 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


Check out this CodeCentral workaround:

How to use GaugeControl as an in-place editor

Also, track this suggestion for updates:

Guages - provide the ability to use these controls as inplace editors

18 June, 2009 development

Nice Post! Very useful one. Thanks.

6 July, 2009
Prakesh Kumar

Does the WinForms rating control support data binding as well?

12 August, 2013
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Prakesh,

Yes, the WinForms rating control supports data binding. Please contact our support team for more info:


19 August, 2013

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