Asp.NET controls enables developers to build applications with graphical user interfaces. You use controls while creating ASP.NET Web pages and when the page is requested, this object render markup to a browser to display output. For example, Microsoft provides standard set of controls with Visual Studio such as buttons, check box, list,image label ,text boxes and more.
However there are numerous third party controls with wide range of features available for the development of asp.net applications. You can add a control to visual studio Toolbox and use it.
Here we are listing some of the best players in third party ASP.NET controls arena.
Telerik : $999
Telerik offer a wide range of tools for asp.net developers, including over 80 market leading controls that bring interactivity to your web applications. Their UI for Asp.Net Ajax have a lot of user-functions and great performance. The APIs are easy to learn and use. Telerik UI for ASP.NET are added automatically to the Visual Studio Toolbox during installation.They have excellent resources like demos, videos, forums etc. Their customer support is excellent and the components are updated constantly. They’re incredibly powerful, customizable, and easy to implement.
Telerik UI for Asp.Net Ajax include following Individual controls.
File Upload & Management
Client Export Manager
Device Detection Framework
Interactivity & UX
DevExpress : $899.99
DevExpress is another feature rich and powerful control suites available in the market. They have an excellent set of tools and controls to add many useful features to Visual Studio. In addition to the ASP.NET Controls, they have other modules for all types of .NET development as well as cross platform web and mobile. You can install the full suite of tools for 30-day trial period. Their support team is very knowlegeable and provide ultimate support to developers. DevExpress ASP.NET Controls includes following Individual controls.
Rich Text Editor
End-User Report Designer
Callback & Callback Panel
ComponentOne : $895
Componentone provides a variety of customizable controls that developers need to create high-performance, and even touch-enabled applications. It comes with number of different types of controls including GridView, Chart, Calendar, Scheduler, Rating, Exporting,
Printing, Reporting, Validation, etc.
Infragistics : $899
Infragistics .NET controls allow you to quickly build and style superior user experiences with stability. All Infragistics .NET controls are compatiblew ith Visual Studio 2012 – including design time, Toolbox and dialogs etc. All ASP.NET controls have been tested for cross-browser compatibility – including iPad and iPhone browsers. These controls are also Touch-friendly and support a range of gestures – like flicking, pinching, panning and zooming etc.
Following is the list of all ASP.NET Controls and they are constantly adding and enhancing their tool set.
Charts & Gauges
Hierarchical Data GridLayoutsGroup Box
Drag & Drop Framework
Hierarchical Data Source
Image ViewerMenusData Menu
Explorer BarSchedulesMonth Calendar
ScheduleStyling & ThemesApp Stylist
Like other tool suites, Syncfusion Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC (for versions 3 and 4) includes a large set of useful controls for creating Web applications. The package includes a grid, chart, gauge, scheduling control, diagram control and almost four-dozen other controls,
File Explorer (Preview)
Presentation (Preview)BUSINESS INTELLIGENCEPivot Grid
OLAP GaugeREPORTINGReport Viewer
Obout provides another set of most flexible and easy to implement controls. Unlike many other controls, these are free to use. obout Suite contains many controls including:
- AJAX page
- ASP TreeView
- Slide Menu
- PS exporters
- explorer bars
- site Map, Polls
- New Postback and Splitter control and more.