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NOV Supported Environments

NOV Hosting Environments

The Nevron Open Vision for .NET product line integrates into different runtimes and presentation layers via platform specific hosts.

NOV hosts allow the authoring of Native Applications that share a 100% identical presentation layer. Unlike other cross-platform UI approaches, such as HTML5, this approach lets you call native APIs from C# so you get the best of both worlds - the cross-platform nature of HTML5 and the native features and seamless integration of the native approaches.

Currently Nevron is providing hosts for the following presentation layers:

Windows Forms (WinForms)

Win Forms

Windows Forms (WinForms) is the name given to the graphical application programming interface (API) included as a part of Microsoft .NET Framework, providing access to native Microsoft Windows interface elements by wrapping the existing Windows API in managed code.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)


The Windows Presentation Foundation (or WPF) is a computer-software graphical subsystem for rendering user interfaces in Windows-based applications. WPF, previously known as "Avalon", was initially released as part of .NET Framework 3.0. Rather than relying on the older GDI subsystem, WPF utilizes DirectX.

macOS X

Mac OS X

By using Xamarin.Mac, .NET developers can build advanced native macOS X apps with C#.

NOV lets you create native macOS X applications that share the same code-base with applications written for Windows (WinForms and WPF).

NOV is also the first and by far the only GUI toolkit for Xamarin.Mac, and is also the only .NET toolkit with 100% identical appearance and behavior on Windows and Mac.


Nevron Open Vision has full support for Blazor/WebAssembly. Blazor lets you build interactive web UIs using C# instead of JavaScript. Blazor apps are composed of reusable web UI components implemented using C#, HTML, and CSS. The entire functionality of NOV can be used on the client-side through C# or JavaScript.

Customer Quotes:

QUOTE I really like the fact that standard windows icons are provided with the NOV Ribbon example, avoiding the need to recreate the wheel and giving a more professional appearance. Using the provided Visual Studio NOV solution, it is fairly straightforward to add custom icons with a few extra simple steps. The gallery of C# examples for all controls makes it easy to create custom layouts. For the handful of customizations I could not find in the examples or user forums, the tech support responses got me going within a day. UNQUOTE

Jay Wilson
K2realm, LLC