Rebar: Toolbars and menus
Skybound Rebar offers the flexibility and uniqueness of an all-managed rebar control. Unmatched in personality, Rebar is simply the easiest way to give your interface a professional edge. And now with customizable theme support, integrated Money and Office styles, and silky smooth animation, the edge just got sharper.
Polished. That's how your program looks with Skybound Rebar. Use it to show off alpha-transparent icons, the beauty of smooth animation, and the benefits of time-tested stability. In minutes, you'll realize why .NET 1.x/2.0 compatibility, a meticulously designed class model and comprehensive documentation makes Skybound Rebar the most practical toolbar component available.
A Theme For Every Season
The all-new customizable theme engine opens up a world of possibilities. Now you can switch between Office 2003, Money, or your own application-specific look and feel with just a few simple clicks.
But that's not all. Both integrated themes—Office and Money—can be tweaked to your heart's content. Or, for ultimate control, create your own theme from scratch by simply inheriting from a base class and overridding a few methods. It's that easy.
Way Beyond Ordinary
Smart interfaces make complicated programs simple. Skybound Rebar puts you in the driver's seat with every feature you need to develop the kind of unique, world-class interfaces that make customers comfortable behind the mouse.
Take advantage of features like native support for attractive 32-bit icons, animated bands, Windows XP visual styles, and the hot light effect property, that makes simple icons jump off the screen with zero effort.
Need more? Skybound Rebar provides extensive support for complete and partial owner draw—customize the drawing behavior as much or as little as you like. Not to mention the fact that owner draw works in tandem with the theme engine, giving you fine-grained control over every single button.
Built For Design
Watch your interface unfold as you drop toolbars, address bars, buttons, and menus onto your form. Do it all before you write your first line of code. When you’re happy with the way things look, save your band layout to XML and load it later.
Give the user a choice of icon sizes by loading a separate large and small icon for each button. And speaking of icons, you'll appreciate our one-of-a-kind icon loader: it conveniently lets you choose between icon sizes and color formats when you open an .ico file.
Choosing enum values at design-time has never been easier than it is with Rebar. Take a look at the screenshot to see what we mean. It's just one more way Skybound Rebar makes your job easier.
Ready For Global Markets
Skybound makes localization a core concept in all our controls. Every aspect of Skybound Rebar is localizable, and that’s why the control is used in over 20 countries around the world, including locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Developers targeting middle-east languages can also take advantage of right-to-left rendering support. Plus, all integrated themes support right-to-left layouts out of the box.
You can even localize the Customize dialog using the forms designer in your IDE. And that's consistent with our commitment to design-time support—do it all without a single line of code.
Built To Last
Part of the formula behind every successful product lies in the manufacturing
process. Software development is no different, and that's why we've invested
heavily in an automated build process that enforces strict unit tests, design
patterns and framework conventions. Every name down to every last field of every
little class is planned, written, tested, and carefully documented.