• .NET

    SP1 of RadControls for WinForms Q2 2010 Released, Featuring Conversion Wizards

    Yesterday we released the first of series of Service Packs, following our outstanding Q2 2010 release. The first drop is for RadControls for WinForms, and features a fair amount of bug fixes. A noteworthy feature made it in Q2 2010 SP1 - and this is the ability to quickly switch from [now obsolete] RadPanelBar, RadTabStrip, RadComboBox, and RadListBox controls to their new counterparts: RadPageView and RadDropDownList and RadListControl. The idea is simple, and the transition process is quick, transparent and painless. Simply download and install RadControls for WinForms Q2 2010 SP1 and upgrade your application to use the latest version. Once you...
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    Explained: RadGridView for WinForms virtualization and its implications. The case with CellElement and RowElement

    As the Logical vs. Visual Grid Structure help article states, RadGridView for WinForms uses virtualization for its cells/rows and as of Q2 2010 there is column virtualization as well. What is virtualization? To put it simply, when you bind RadGridView to a DataTable with 1000 rows, you get 1000 data row objects created in RadGridView (of type GridViewDataRowInfo). However, not all data row objects can be visible at the same time in the RadGridView estate in your application. This is why only the visual rows that can be shown in the estate get created (these visual rows are of type GridDataRowElement), or about...
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    New goodies in RadGridView for WinForms: Drag and drop with RadGridViewDragDropService

    One of the new goodies that came with RadGridView Q2 2010 is the brand new drag and drop API, which offers a very flexible way to create custom drag and drop scenarios with ease. Each instance of RadGridView is associated with RadGridViewDragDropService that handles user drag and drop operations. It gives you out-of-the-box reordering of columns and movement of items between the group panel and the columns header. The service is also responsible for rows reordering in unbound mode when grouping and sorting features are not applied. In many cases, developers need to implement complex custom scenarios that are not covered by our products by default....
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    Today: Free Webinar on What’s New in RadControls for WinForms and Telerik Reporting

    Monday marked the first day of the Telerik Q2 2010 Webinar Week. Today (Tuesday, Jul 20, 11am EST) you will have the chance to catch a one-hour webinar on what’s new in RadControls for WinForms and Telerik Reporting, which also comes with live demos of everything new we have introduced in Q2 2010 for those two products. The webinar is not only free; during the live event attendees will have the chance to win a Telerik Ultimate Collection (valued at $1999). Register for What’s New in RadControls for WinForms and Telerik Reporting.  Here is a quick overview of what's new in the product lines: RadControls for WinForms 5 New...
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    Export Beyond Excel with RadGridView for WinForms

    The RadControls for WinForms Q2 2010 beta release has been live for a couple of weeks now, and we have been getting excellent feedback on the fancy new features. Along with several brand new components (RadListControl, RadPageView and RadDesktopAlert to name a few), we have introduced a completely redesigned grid, along with numerous new features and possibilities. Up until now we have supported Export to Excel capabilities in RadGridView, and not much more. Although ExportToExcelML offers some cool and unique features, exporting only to Excel was not enough for our clients. Our integration with Telerik Reporting could not suit all of our client's requirements either. Now,...