The Designbox Tool Window
Your Designbox is a Visual Studio toolbox window that not only stores controls, but also stores sets of property values (called "Designs") that can be automatically applied when you drag-and-drop controls on your Form Designer. This means that you can add finished, rich content controls directly to your Forms more quickly than ever before!
The Design Gallery
The Design Gallery is the tool window you've been waiting for! It tracks your selected control on your design surface and shows you previews of designs that can be applied to that class of control. A single click then applies that design to the control. So not only can you create new controls that automatically have preset property values, but you can also apply pre-defined property values with content and style settings to existing controls.
Design = Content + Style
Designs can include values for any control property for any WinForms controls. Which means that you can capture and reuse template-like content Designs that contain structures like images, child controls, and tree nodes. Or you can create style Designs that capture a controls' color, font, and appearance properties, enabling you to add application styling and theming to any WinForms application!
Shareable Design Palettes
The perfect solution for your IT organization. Designbox organizes your Designs into shareable Xml based Design Palettes that you author and maintain. This powerful approach allows you to capture, document, and reuse consistent Design Standards and best-practices personally, or throughout your enterprise. And since Designbox has the ability to serialize any WinForms control to Xml, it opens the door to converting your WinForms applications to WPF and Xaml!
An Improved Design Experience
Let's face it, you probably still design most of your controls one property at a time. And you do this over and over again. Designbox delivers a ground breaking new technology that can eliminate this cycle. Thereby making you and your organization more productive while, at the same time, reducing errors.