Resizing Forms in C#

In the VB6 world it was very common to use “Resizer” OCXs that you just put on your forms and that they handle all the proportional resizing needed if you changed your form.

It was very simple and easy.

However when I started looking for something like that in .NET it was quite hard to find. So finally I got to ComponentSource and found some alternatives and I evaluated them:


Component Vendor Pricing URL
Component One Sizer For .NET Component ONE I think you have to buy the Component One Studio. That’s $800 ($1000 with more support)
and I think is one license per developer, runtime-free
.NET Forms Resize Softgroup 380$ per developer
from ComponentSource
if you buy directly from them you can get the component for 180$

Each copy is licensed on a per developer basis. A developer may use the license on multiple CPUs as long as they are not used concurrently nor used by another developer. Run-time royalty free.
Resize OCX/.NET Larcom and Young 95$-100$ per license

one license per developer, runtime-free


All of them seem to work. So it really up to your company preferences, budget and the level of support you desire. I haven't made tests like how it behaves if you have thirdparty components or activex ??? maybe I'll review that later.