• .NET

    Downloaded a new version? What’s that?

    Some of you already noticed new versions of RadControls are available on the Telerik website and were able to download them to their machines. There is nothing to worry about – it is just the official Q2 2010 release coming out: we are in the final release phase and the official news are about to come in an hour or so.   In other words, having the VSExtensions added to your IDE not only eases the RadControls project creation/configuration/upgrade, but from time to time can give you an hour or two heads-up with the newly expected release.   If you just can’t wait for the new releases (like...
  • .NET

    Benefits from Telerik and Visual Studio Online Gallery in VS2010

    With the VSIX deployment in Visual Studio 2010 the world become a better place for developers – we are now able to add small tools to our IDEs and customize them the way we want with just a few megs of download from the Online Gallery. If we don’t use the tool for some time and we don’t want it to eat some of our PC resources we can just disable it through the Extension Manager. If we don’t like a tool we can simply remove it. The VSIX deployment guarantees that a tool is uninstallable, as the deployment is...
  • .NET

    RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX CDN Support and Visual Studio Extensions

    You've probably already heard about the CDN support of RadScriptManager and RadStyleSheetManager (part of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX suite).   Removing the need to manually edit the web.config file, the Project Management Wizard (started through the Telerik -> RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX > Convert to Telerik Project/Configure WebSite menu) now allows you to define if you want to enable or disable CDN support for each of the controls globally (website wide).   In a manner, similar to the global skin, CDN support can be enabled/disabled at control level, overriding the global setting in the web.config file. All you need is use the CDNSettings property...
    December 09, 2009
  • .NET

    Upgrade Wizard: auto-upgrades and more

    Developers (yours truly included) often hate it when there is a need to deal with an external tool to accomplish a simple task. The upgrade process of RadControls seems such a task – you need to start a browser, open the Telerik website, login to your account, navigate to the Downloads section, download the installer and run it. Even more - if you want to keep updated you need to either check your RSS reader or e-mail, or refresh the Downloads page when you’re eagerly waiting for a new version.   One of the new features in the RadControls for ASP.NET...
    October 26, 2009
  • .NET

    RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Visual Studio Extensions

    Telerik continues helping you deliver more than expected “Hello, world!” I decided to start my post with these magic words to present you the latest addition to the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX product line: Visual Studio Extensions – the product that makes the development of WebSite/WebApplication with Telerik RadControls faster and easier. A programmer’s very first application is at the distance of starting the IDE and typing the magic words. Creating a RadControls web application is now at a few clicks distance as well. The Visual Studio Extensions aids the Visual Studio Web development from two perspectives – web configuration and...