ComponentOne TileControl for WinForms
TileControl for WinForms Key Features

The following are some of the main features of C1TileControl that you may find useful:

Custom Tile Layout

The TileControl uses either automatic or manual layout of tiles in the groups. Tiles may be any size; they are not limited to large and small sizes only. The interior layout of the tiles (or rather tile templates) is very flexible. You can use docked and stacked panels, nested panels, text elements, and images. Additionally, you can save the layout to an XML file and load it from an XML file at any time.

Two Display Orientations

Tile groups can be stacked vertically or horizontally.


The background image of the control can be scrolled with tiles, as on Windows 8 Start Screen. In addition to user images, there is a set of standard symbols of various sizes that can be displayed on tiles. Also, it's easy to display the "badge number" or "5-star" rating image as a part of the template. These elements can be bound to an integer value specified in a property of the tile.


There is no need to design each tile separately. Instead, you can create one or several tile templates, then associate these templates with tiles. Tiles can provide data for templates, such as strings, colors, and images. Its possible to associate one template with several tiles, and to switch templates for a single tile; for example, to alternate text and image views by a timer. For an example of how to do this see the

Touch Support

The TileControl supports panning, tapping, and checking tiles (with a swipe gesture) using the touch input hardware on a machine with Windows 7 or Windows 8. When users press and hold a tile with their fingertip, the tile shows its tooltip.


It is easy to navigate between tiles using the keyboard.