• .NET

    RadGridView's Serialization Made Easy (WinForms)

    February 03, 2009 Share
    Hello to all! My name is Deyan and I am a new member of the Telerik WinForms Team. In my first blog post I will talk about the RadGridView’s Serialization API and will shortly explain some fundamentals that would help you understand how to utilize it. In case of further interest on this topic, I have prepared a KB article and a demo application to demonstrate different serialization scenarios using the API. The default serialization settings imply that all visible properties are stored in the XML output. In cases when you want to only store some simple layout settings without paying attention to...
  • .NET

    Quickly Formatting Data with the RadGridView for WinForms

    Most developers have encountered a need at some point to modify how data is displayed to the user.  The RadGridView offers a very straightforward way to format data without having to modify the source data.  For example, you may not want the time displayed with a DateTime field, or you want to change the structure of the data to meet an internal standard.  The screenshot below shows three different fields which display the default DateTime format. This may be valid data, but it may not be useful to the user and we could potentially save screen real estate by eliminating...
  • .NET

    Exporting data to Excel using the RadGridView for WinForms

         There usually comes a time for most developers when they need to use the data being displayed in an application, outside of that application.  There are obviously a number of ways you can present data, but it is common to leverage Microsoft Excel.  It provides a similar look and feel to the grid which means minimal reformatting, plus Excel is widely used and therefore most offices should have a version of the software available.       How to get your data into Excel?  The RadGridView offers a couple of options to accomplish this task.  First, you can use the Primary...
  • .NET

    RadControls for WinForms SP2 Now Available

    Today Telerik released the second service pack for the Q3 2008 RadControls for WinForms. It's been about a month and a half since SP1, and in that time a lot of great fixes and improvements have been added to the controls. The release notes, as always, have the full list of what's changed in this release, but here are a couple of enhancements of interest.  RadGridView Introduced an API for customizing XML Serialization Enhancements to the Validation API Improvement of the memory footprint and resource management RadDockingManager Improved layout with Tabbed Documents New property AutoHideSize which can be applicated to DockPanels and TabbedDocuments While...
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    RadControls for WinForms and Windows 7 beta

    A couple of days ago I finally managed to get my hands on the latest hype, Windows 7, and to give it a spin. The first impression I got after installing the new OS went to the performance improvements it offered – it felt better than Vista, and the boot up time was really impressive. Then came the appreciation of the UI improvements which seem to be a natural evolution of the features Vista introduced. Win7 goodies aside, I am happy to say that RadControls for WinForms run perfectly fine on the beta – there are no hiccups, messed layouts...