• .NET

    Computing Values in the RadGridView for WinForms

    When working with data there are a number of occasions where you may want to calculate a value for display within a grid.  Did you know you can do this within the RadGridView itself?  It is really quite simple.  To compute a column within the RadGridView you need to set the Expression property of the destination column.  This may be a new column that you are adding to the grid to store the value or you can override the value of an existing column by setting the Expression property.  Below is an example of the syntax to calculate an average across all...
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    Saving/Loading RadGridView settings at design time (WinForms controls)

    I would like to share with you a new feature that we plan to release in Q2 2009:       Well, it is not just the dialog :) In Q2 2009 you will be able to save and load RadGridView’s settings at design time, and there will be a fine-grained control over which settings you want to include/exclude from the generated xml file! Thus if you are using multiple grids, you will be able to use the same settings over and over again. Pretty neat and time saving, isn’t it? The new functionality will be available in the lower left corner of...
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    Choosing between RadControls for WinForms and the standard Windows Forms controls

    Ever wondered how RadControls for WinForms differ from the standard Windows forms controls? Or needed a particular feature that is supported in the standard controls, but were unsure whether Telerik has it? Regardless of whether you are just starting with RadControls for WinForms, or have a large project in the works, we have a reference white paper for you to look into. We spent some time on creating a detailed comparison between the RadControls features and the capabilities of the standard Windows Forms tools, available in the Visual Studio toolbox, so that you do not have to! This means that choosing between...
  • .NET

    Thoughts on Silverlight 3 and the future of desktop development.

    Microsoft have made public the first beta of Silverlight 3 that allows for out of browser experience (offline Silverlight applications) and also supports hardware accelerated graphics and a ton of other improvements and new features. And as a bonus (which is also very important) you get an application that runs on Windows, Mac and soon Linux (thanks to the Moonlight project). There are rumors in the community that WPF adoption will suffer in favor of Silverlight. What’s for sure is that developers will face a much harder decision now, when they have to decide whether to pick WPF for developing desktop applications. This of...
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    Telerik RadControls Enable New Breed of WinForms Apps

    We have done a lot recently to make it possible for a WinForms app to get closer to the new UX trends set by the great WPF and Silverlight technologies. I know it would be hard to convince you that, but luckily I happen to have a slick new WinForms demo app to help me in this endeavor. The new RadControls for WinForms QSF comes with an animated welcome screen describing some of the unique features of Telerik WinForms suite: The fisheye bar at bottom animates so smoothly, that anytime I run the app I just can’t help myself but play with...