The rich formatting power of HTML in your .NET applications using simple controls or static rendering code.
The library is 100% managed C# code without any external dependencies (no WebBrowser control, ActiveX / COM or MSHTML dll), the only requirement is .NET 2.0 or higher.


Features and Benefits

  • Extensive HTML 4.01 and CSS level 2 specifications support.
  • Support separating CSS from HTML by loading stylesheet code separately.
  • Support text selection, copy-paste and context menu.
  • WinForms controls: HtmlPanel, HtmlLabel and HtmlToolTip.
  • Create images from HTML snippets.
  • Handles "real world" malformed HTML, it doesn't have to be XHTML.
  • 100% managed code and no external dependencies.
  • Supports .NET 2.0 or higher including Client Profile.
  • Lightweight single dll (~250K).
  • High performance and low memory footprint.
  • Extendable and configurable.
  • Powerful Demo application to explore and learn the library.

WinForms controls

  • HtmlPanel - The full power of HTML control build to replace WinForms WebBrowser control, accepts HTML, text selection, scrollbars, link click intercept, image load intercept and much more.
  • HtmlLabel - As WinForms label but accepts HTML, text selection, auto-size capabilities, transparent background and more.
  • HtmlToolTip - As WinForms ToolTip control but accepts HTML and ability to handle links.

Sample application

  • Render HTML content generated by rich web editors like forums, blogs, etc.
  • Render Office documents converted to HTML.
  • Create complex WinForms UI with HTML instead of numerous WinForms controls with complex layout logic.
  • Create WinForms UI that requires text selection with clipboard support.
  • Create images from HTML code snippets.

NuGet package install

NuGet package

Manual install

  • Download the binaries.
  • Reference the proper .NET release (2.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5) in your project.


  • Add HtmlRenderer to Visual Studio Toolbox (drag-drop the dll on it).
  • Drag-n-drop HtmlPanel, HtmlLabel or HtmlToolTip from the Toolbox.
  • Set the Text property with your HTML.



Last edited May 24 at 3:47 PM by ArthurTep, version 28