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NOV GUI Toolkit Supported Environments

NOV Hosting Environments

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

The 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)

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 extant 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.

Mac OS X

By using the MonoMac and/or Xamarin.Mac bindings for Cocoa, .NET developers can build native Mac OS X apps with C#.

NOV is the first and by far the only GUI toolkit for MonoMac and Xamarin.Mac. It lets you create native Mac OS X applications that share the same code-base with applications written for Windows (WinForms and WPF).

Silverlight

Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.

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