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 or otherwise improper behavior. The only minor problem we saw was with the RadRibbonBar (due to changed behavior of the AddPath method in GDI+), which has been addressed and released in Q3 SP2.

If you consider yourself an early adopter and decide to use the beta of Windows 7 as your primary OS, feel free to start developing with RadControls for WinForms right away.
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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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