Map Control for WinForms, V2.0

We have just released a new version of the Mapping component for WinForms. The release contains some exciting new features, details below:

Street maps

You can render street maps in OpenStreetMap format by adding a StreetMapLayer instance to the MapView. In order to load a street map, create a new StreetMapLayer object and call its Map‘s LoadFromXml method to load the corresponding *.osm file. The pens and brushes used for drawing the map are stored within the StreetMapPens and StreetMapBrushes collections in the static StreetMapFeatures class. You can define additional pens and brushes for drawing and painting certain map features by using the StreetMapLayer’s AddPen and AddBrush methods.

MindFusion Map Control for WinForms: Street maps

MindFusion Map Control for WinForms: Street maps

Zoom control

The ZoomControl class lets users change interactively the current zoom level and scroll position of a MapView. To set it up, add a ZoomControl to the form, place it anywhere over a MapView, and set the control’s Target property to that view. Set the ZoomStep and ScrollStep properties to specify the amount added to view’s zoom level or scroll position by ZoomControl’s buttons. You can customize the control’s appearance by setting properties such as Fill, BorderColor, CornerRadius and TickPosition.

MindFusion Map Control for WinForms: Zoom

MindFusion Map Control for WinForms: Zoom

Multiple selection

Now it’s possible to select multiple decorations or map shapes by drawing a selection rectangle. To enable that, set the Behavior property to Select. Selected elements are stored in the Selection collection of respective layer objects.

API changes

  • The type of MapElement‘s Label property has been changed from string to Label class.
  • The FontName and FontSize properties have been moved from MapElement to Label.
  • Type of Layers property changed from List to ObservableCollection.

About MindFusion Mapping for WinForms: Use this powerful WinForms control to provide your software with maps of your choice that include any type of administrative, geographical and political data. The component offers a comprehensive data set of mapping data, which is royalty-free and can easily be integrated into any MindFusion map. You can organize the map data in layers and combine several data files to deliver to the end user the exact map that is required. The advanced pan and zoom options offer a convenient way for the users to inspect in details even a large map. The control fully supports the OpenStreetMap format and lets you create precise and elegant street maps. The API is neatly organized and dutifully documented with plenty of sample code that guarantees you can easily build the map your application demands without compromises on speed and quality. More on Mapping for WinForms here.

Spreadsheet for WinForms, V1.4

MindFusion is happy to announce the Scheduling for WinForms, V1.4 is out. Here is a list of the new features:


Spreadsheet for WinForms is the next MindFusion component that no longer has separate trial build of the control assemblies. Instead, set its LicenseKey property to disable the evaluation mode and stop displaying trial messages. If your application contains more than one control by MindFusion, you could call MindFusion.Licensing.LicenseManager.AddLicense(key) to specify the key once instead of setting it per each control. License key strings are listed on the Keys & Downloads page at MindFusion’s customer portal. Don’t forget to add a reference to the MindFusion.Licensing dll if it’s not already present in your project.

Visual Studio 2015 support

MindFusion.Spreadsheet for WinForms now includes support for Visual Studio 2015. The installer can create VS2015 toolbox palette for the component.


Worksheets now support autofiltering. To enable it, just call the AutoFilter method of the CellRange class. You can specify autofiltering criteria for individual columns with the the AutoFilter overload. You also have the convenience to specify these criteria interactively, through the drop-down buttons inside the headers of each column in the target range.

Spreadsheet for WinForms: Auto Filtering

Spreadsheet for WinForms: Auto Filtering

Multiple Selection

Extend the functionality of your WinForms spreadsheet application by allowing users to select multiple cell ranges. You can

    even add cell ranges interactively, by holding down the CTRL key while dragging with the mouse. You can also do it programmatically, by using one of the new methods of the Selection class: Add, AddRow, and AddColumn.

    Spreadsheet for WinForms: Multiple Selection

    Spreadsheet for WinForms: Multiple Selection


    • The new EnableTypeInference property can be used to suppress automatic type inference in the workbook.
    • The tooltips displayed when the user resizes rows and columns can now be turned off through the ShowResizeHeaderToolTips property. The format of these tooltips can be specified through the ResizeColumnToolTipFormat and ResizeRowToolTipFormat properties.

    You can download the trial version from the link below:

    Download MindFusion.Spreadsheet for WinForms V1.4 Trial Version

    If you require technical support, you can post a message at the forum, send us an e-mail at or use the help desk. MindFusion takes special effort in providing fast and detailed answers to all inquiries that we receive.

    About MindFusion.Spreadsheet for WinForms: An easy-to-use programming component suitable for building all types of spreadsheets fast and easy. The tool supports formulas, tool-tips, cell annotations, cell spanning, scrolling and many more. You can add charts and images as well use the flexible style system to design the perfect spreadsheet. The component supports full undo and redo as well copy and paste from Windows clipboard.
    You can import spreadsheet data from CSV, XLSX or ODS files and export the final spreadsheet in a number of formats – as images, PDF or CSV, XLSX or ODS files. Various auxiliary forms help you quickly adjust the data and appearance of your spreadsheet. Read more about the features of the component here or check the license prices at the buy page.

    Spreadsheet for WinForms is part of MindFusion Pack for WinForms, which offers other useful components that are of great use when you build any type of WinForms application – from a diagramming library to map control to gauges: check them here.