Lightweight Windows Forms UI components Windows Forms applications are often too heavy. When you start to add a certain number of controls on a form it becomes sluggish. Have you noticed that toolstrips controls are less affected by this? The reason is they are partially windowless so they minimize the number of windows used in the application. More or less all built-in Windows Forms controls inherit from the control class which owns a window. However having a more windowless toolkit is possible. In addition of a higher performance windowless components have other advantages. Have to ever tried to customize windows forms components?, t o change the border color of a textbox? If yes you know that these simple things are not so simple to do. A windowless framework allows a deeper customization. SharpWidgetsUI is a lightweight windowless framework filling the gap left by Windows Forms platform. As performances are better, the toolkit provides native animation support for a better user experience with dazzling visual effects without taking up precious resources. Based on this innovative architecture, the toolkit offers a Office 2007 Ribbon implementation with all its effects.