• .NET

    VSIX Package deployment and users in the same machine

    A customer of ours faced a very interesting issue we were able to solve earlier today.   The problem was that when Visual Studio run under the context of his account, all the Telerik VSExtensions were available in the Extension Manager. On the other hand, when Visual Studio run as a different user, the Telerik WebUI VSExtensions were missing.   The problem is very likely to happen if you run Visual Studio under different accounts to test your applications with limited permissions. It happens when you usually install the Telerik VSExtensions through the installer and you decide to install a newer version through the Extension Manager:   The...
  • .NET

    How To: Run an installer as administrator with logging enabled

    Tired of enabling installer packages with User Account Control turned on? Miss the right-click & Run as Administrator command on MSI files? Want to easily run each installer with logging enabled? At least I was. Here is a quick way to add a Run As Administrator With Log command to msi files (inspired by David Ebbo’s post ): All we need is modify the MSI.Package class definition in the registry. The first step is to add a “runas” shell entry. This allows the command to automatically be run as administrator. The next step is defining a command to be executed. This is the...
  • .NET

    Visual Studio Extensions MVC3 support – part 2

    In the previous post we discussed how you could quickly create a new Visual Studio project, configured to use the Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC targeting ASP.NET MVC 3. In this one, we are going to talk about how our Visual Studio Extensions have improved in regards to ASP.NET MVC 3 and the Razor view engine.   A significant amount of the settings the Project Configuration Wizard manages are applied to your master page. In cases where an appropriate master page has not been found, you will be prompted to create a new one:     If your project targets ASP.NET MVC 3, you will be offered an...
    January 21, 2011
  • .NET

    Keep your project and Toolbox in sync

    I guess the larger part of you have to maintain various projects using different versions of a Telerik suite, let’s say RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX. Having in mind the above mentioned scenario, working with two projects referring different versions of the Telerik.Web.UI assembly there are the following options :   Have parallel installs of both the RadControls versions on your machine. This one works fine until one day, while in a hurry, you just expand a RadControls group in your Toolbox, drag a control over your page, attempt to build the project and find it broken. The reason for...
    November 11, 2010
  • .NET

    Jump-start using Telerik RadControls

    Or the quickest way to acquire and start utilizing RadControls Okay, I’m throwing it out: With Visual Studio 2010 on your machine and a Telerik account, you can set up a project utilizing the latest RadControls in less than two minutes. Here is how: Start Visual Studio 2010 Launch the Extension Manager and navigate to the Online Gallery tab Search for Telerik VSExtensions Install the VSExtensions you’re interested in. For the time being there are four of them: WebUI ( RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX ), Silverlight ( RadControls for Silverlight ), WPF ( RadControls for WPF ) and WinForms ( RadControls for WinForms ). VSExtensions for ASP.NET MVC are in production and will be published...