RadControls for WinForms is a very well structured package of controls, with an excellent balance between performance and features. Still, firing up an application built with Telerik Windows Forms may take a few seconds – time that end-users prefer to get rid of, if possible.

So, here is a nice trick which makes your RadControls-enabled application run instantly on the client. This solution is common for large applications such as the Open Office suite. The idea here is to load some application resources (in our case - the  whole application) when the Windows starts. When the end-user starts the application, the executable file takes the preloaded resources/application and makes them available to the user. This saves up the time needed for loading the application/application resources.

I will not go into details here - the full approach is described in the following knowledge base article: Make your Telerik WinForms-enabled applications start instantly.

At the bottom of the article you will find two sample projects (C#/VB.NET) that will allow you to make a quick test of the suggested technique.


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Nikolay Diyanov

Diyanov is the Product Manager of the Native Mobile UI division at Progress. Delivering outstanding solutions that make developers' lives easier is his passion and the biggest reward in his work. In his spare time, Nikolay enjoys travelling around the world, hiking, sun-bathing and kite-surfing.

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