Krypton WinForms components for .NET
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Latest commit 5463f83 Dec 21, 2017 @saleyn saleyn committed with ComponentFactory Implement a message content size adjustment in KryptonTaskDialog (#92)
* Fix placement of build artifacts of KryptonExplorer

* Adjust build location of Designer. Guard file execution in Explorer

* Adjust hint paths in all example projects (addition to issue #87)

* Implement a message content size adjustment

The content display control of the KryptonTaskDialog is changed
based on the size of the content.  If the content contains more
than 20 lines of text, the control changes to a multi-line text
container.  The size of the KryptonTaskDialog is also limitted
to 0.6 size of the display area to fix the issue of displaying
very large dialog boxes that don't fit in a screen.

Krypton Suite of .NET WinForms Controls

The Krypton Suite of .NET WinForms controls are now freely available for use in personal or commerical projects.

I developed and sold them from my company Component Factory from 2006 until 2014, when the lack of sales meant selling the controls was no longer viable. So I decided to make them open source so that .NET developers, hobby developers in particular, had a good set of free controls to use in their projects. There is no point in all that hard work sitting on my hard drive when it could be useful to others. Full source code for all the controls and components is included along with Visual Studio 2015 projects and solution files.

Getting Started

Bin directory contains already compiled copies of all the example projects and the Krypton assemblies, so I recommend you start by running the Krypton Explorer application in this directory. It lists all the controls along with an example application used to show it in operation.


Help directory contains a KryptonHelp.chm file that can be double clicked to open the documentation. I recommend you read this before developing using the Krypton controls.

Using with Visual Studio

  • Run the batch file RegisterToGAC.bat in the Bin directory as an admin so the assemblies are placed in the GAC
  • Start Visual Studio and create/open your Windows Forms project
  • Open the main Form of your application and show the Toolbox
  • Right click the Toolbox and Add Tab, give it the name Krypton
  • Right click inside the new tab and select Choose Toolbox Items
  • Use the Browse button and go to your Bin directory, select all the ComponentFactory.Krypton... assemblies
  • Ignore warning for ComponentFactory.Krypton.Design.dll as it does not have any controls in it
  • Select OK and now you have them all in the Toolbox!


Source directory contains the full source code that you can view, modify and directly compile. The Krypton Components sub-directory contains all the actual controls, the other directories are for the myriad example projects.

Krypton Toolkit

49 basic controls with full and consistent theming.

Krypton Ribbon

Office style ribbon control.

Krypton Docking

Drag and drop just like Visual Studio.

Krypton Navigator

A TabControl but so much better.

Krypton Workspace

Organize the client area of your application.