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I'm writing a desktop application. I would like to include a Breadcrumb navigation control, like the one in Windows explorer.

It looks like it is not included in the regular Toolbox in Visual studio 2013.

Does anybody know of a good alternative?!

Breadcrumb navigation, so convenient !!

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BCGSoft has a control that's called CBCGPShellBreadcrumb. Here's what it looks like.

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I use many of their controls. While their documentation is somewhat poor, they provide full source code. Unfortunately, in your case, at the moment, they don't have a version of their library for Visual Studio 2013 .net languages. They're pretty good at getting releases out, so it may be available soon. Otherwise, if you set your platform toolset to 2012, you should be able to use the control now.

If you can't wait, you can always craft your own version. Using Spy++, you can see the types of composite controls that make up the Breadcrumb control. It shouldn't be that difficult to craft one.

  • Great find. Thanks. I like their graphs too !! Definitely will look into it. – user1526950 Dec 3 '14 at 0:44

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