VLButtonBar is a versatile navigation control that can be used to incorporate MS Outlook styled navigation sidebar, a vertical menu as well as visual basic style tool palette into your applications. It allows you to arrange sets of buttons / navigation items into groups, each identified by its header. VLButtonBar provides native (MBCS) support for far eastern languages, and also supports use of unicode text and font for group and button captions, making it an ideal choice for localization of your application UI. The control provides a variety of orientation and layout combinations for groups and buttons to suite your specific needs. Also, the control can automatically calculate the appropriate size for buttons based on button picture size, button caption and the font, or you can specify a custom button size as per your requirements. A variety of gradient filled background options for group headers and buttons and button styles allow you to incorporate great looking UI into your application.