• .NET

    Telerik WinForms examples can be viewed directly from the web

    Up until today, of all product lines that Telerik offers only RadControls for WinForms required full installation of the product in order to view the examples the suite comes with. All other product lines had a web version of their Quick-Start Frameworks (QSFs), making product and feature reviews easy and trouble-free. Ever since the introduction of RadControls for WinForms a couple of years ago, we have been looking for ways to provide the WinForms demos to our customers without asking them to install the suite beforehand. Yes, there are several technologies which allow WinForms apps to run in web-based environments, but...
  • .NET

    RadGroupBox for WinForms

    We are happy to announce yet another control to be added to our WinForms portfolio in Q1 2009 - RadGroupBox. The new control will offer the same functionality as the standard toolbox GroupBox, but will add some extra coolness by supporting Telerik’s remarkable styling mechanism:     Here are some of the features it will offer: Theme Support RadGroupBox will support all common themes that come with Telerik RadControls for WinForms: standard theme (aka Control Default), Office 2007 Blue, Office 2007 Silver, Office 2007 Black, Desert, Telerik, and Aqua. We will also have one new theme for the official release.   Properties The HeaderPosition can be...
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    Export RadGridView Data to Microsoft Excel

    I am sure that most of your data-driven applications require support for Microsoft Excel. Probably the best and most famous spreadsheet application known for data manipulation, MS Excel provides useful features such as calculations, graphing tools and pivot tables – things that are not so easy to do in a regular data-driven application. RadGridView for WinForms offers data export to Excel out of the box, a handy feature that saves you the hassle to do this yourself. It supports two methods for exporting data:     • Exporting through Primary Interop Assemblies, optimized for black & white printing. Here we provide a...
  • .NET

    Putting Instructional Prompts in Controls

    December 28, 2008 Share
    When asking the user to provide input in any application it can help to give them guidance on what you are expecting.  There are a variety of ways to accomplish this, but one in particular seems to be very effective.  If you have ever used Microsoft PowerPoint you will undoubtedly have seen a screen similar to the graphic below. The instructional prompt effectively conveys to the user where to type a title and subtitle for the slide.  Better yet, the user can ignore these prompts and proceed with other activities in the application.  Live Search Map provides another example of...
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    Make your applications look like Office 2007 with the RadRibbonBar

    December 12, 2008 Share
    The ribbon bar was first introduced with the release of Microsoft Office 2007.  It resides across the top of a window and is the primary means of accessing application functionality.  Unlike the classic menu toolbar approach the ribbon bar offers the ability to display functions and commands in an way that you can locate what you need more quickly.  This is in large part due to the context sensitive way that functionality is displayed.  The ribbon bar is a great usability improvement to most applications since functionality is not buried beneath a multitude of hierarchical menus and toolbars.  Microsoft has...