Silverlight Menu (or ToolBar) and Outlook Style Navigation Bar

Thinking Out Loud
09 July 2008

Our guys are going to shoot me, but I thought I'd preview what we've got in the works for Silverlight. Before I describe our Silverlight Menu-Toolbar control and the Microsoft Outlook Style Navigation Bar, I wanted to remind everyone that we've released a beta of our Silverlight DataGrid control which is available free of charge to the Silverlight developer community (to download your free copy of the AgDataGrid, visit In addition, we are hard at work on what we feel is a critical tool for serious Silverlight app development - that being the AgLayoutControl (to see it in action, visit

Onto the screenshots...Among the controls we will release for Silverlight is the AgMenu Suite. Here are some early images of the control in action, click the image to see a larger version:


Note the scroll buttons allowing you to scroll large lists within the Silverlight Menu control itself.


A 2 in 1 control, the DevExpress Silverlight Menu control will allow you to emulate a toolbar with this instance, using an Office 2007 look and feel.


Template support will be included - here we display trackbars within the drop down menu.

Now...onto the AgNavBar - as you can see it emulates the look and feel of the Office Navigation Bar...

Silverlight Navigation Bar (NavBar) by DevExpress

We have yet to nail down release dates, but once we do, we'll be sure to blog about it. By the way, so as not to feel the wrath of R&D, I’m keeping my mouth shut on a couple of the other Silverlight controls that DevExpress has in the works.

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