• .NET

    What is lacking in your WinForms app?

    Today we had to help a customer of ours, who was building a nice looking and very professional LOB application. He was looking for a control that would display the status of a process that he could incorporate in his app. The reply was simple, although not so obvious - RadStatusStrip. The status strip is a good example of a very simple piece of UI that does not seems to be of a high importance, but if we take a closer look at the so called LOB apps, we’ll see that it is irreplaceable part of them. A nice-looking and...
    September 04, 2008
  • .NET

    Emulating Paging with RadGridView for WinForms and LINQ with 1 million records

    Our customers who use the Telerik ASP.NET line of controls are used to having paging in their grids. This approach, however, is seldom used for WinForms applications, although there are cases when paging in WinForms grids is needed as well, especially when there are million records in the database (literally). You may have seen the blog post by Vladimir Enchev about implementing paging with RadGridView for WPF (if you have not, this is the right time to do so :)). A couple of days ago Mr. Enchev came by and said "You know guys, you could do the same thing with your WinForms...
    September 02, 2008
  • .NET

    Could a WinForms app get any slicker?

    It's finally out! As promised, we compiled this cool demo that uses a very simple but slick carousel UI. Now you can just give it a spin! The download contains updated versions of several other Telerik Windows Forms demos that we have recently added to our portfolio, such as a RadGridView exporting demo, which features our great Telerik.Reporting solution: I'll be very glad to have your feedback on this. Have fun!...
  • .NET

    RadControls for WinForms gaining more speed

    …Or how you should manage predefined themes in Q2 2008 As mentioned previously, RadControls for WinForms is the only WinForms suite which provides WPF-like effects on the classic Windows Forms platform. This has its challenges, because the Windows Forms platform was not build with such rich visualization in mind. For example, performance suffers if too many elements are animated on the form; the form/application start up time increases with too many visual elements on the form, etc. It is our job to try and find ways to keep these times at a minimum, but keep the same rich functionality and dazzling...
  • .NET

    HelpDesk ready for action

    So much has been going on lately, I almost forgot to tell everyone about the integration application we released a while ago. We wanted to deliver an application which is built entirely with our RadControls for Winforms. However, we had to wait until the reengineered RadGridView shipped as a part of Q1 2008, in order to provide an application which integrates the latest and greatest technology we have to offer. Soon after our Q1 2008 release, which features a significantly improved grid control, we released the HelpDesk application – a sample contact management system, which uses a number of controls –...