I'm looking for a collection of non-standard progress bars. My intended use is in games for little children (age 3 to 10) (feel free to suggest others libraries as well).

The library should

  • be for .NET 4 (and higher)
  • be for WinForms
  • allow commercial use
  • cost less than 75 € (one time fee, no annual cost)
  • have a per developer license or even more permissive (not machine bound)

Please don't suggest to implement it myself. I know it's quite simple. This is not a matter of complexity but of creativity. I'd like to see the different ideas behind the progress bars. It might happen that I finally don't use the library in my application (but I'd still buy it to support the developers).


Progress bar example

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Syncfusion ProgressBarAdv for Windows Forms supports creating custom animations. Here is an example.

You need Syncfusion Essential Studio to be installed for the sample to work.

The entire product is available for free through the community license if you qualify.

(source: syncfusion.com)

•be for .NET 4 (and higher): Yes

•be for WinForms: Yes

•allow commercial use: Yes -the community license also supports commercial use

•cost less than 75 € (one time fee, no annual cost):No, if you don't qualify for the community license

•have a per developer license or even more permissive (not machine bound): License is per developer and not machine bound

Note: I work for Syncfusion.

  • You (Syncfusion) should work on that linked page. Those progress bar examples are not visually appealing and violate against graphical design rules. shudder The airplane example is much better. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 15:05
  • Thanks for the feedback. The website page for ProgressBarAdv is being improved and the non-standard images will be changed within the next few days. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 21:31

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