• .NET

    Downloaded a new version? What’s that?

    Some of you already noticed new versions of RadControls are available on the Telerik website and were able to download them to their machines. There is nothing to worry about – it is just the official Q2 2010 release coming out: we are in the final release phase and the official news are about to come in an hour or so.   In other words, having the VSExtensions added to your IDE not only eases the RadControls project creation/configuration/upgrade, but from time to time can give you an hour or two heads-up with the newly expected release.   If you just can’t wait for the new releases (like...
  • .NET

    Q2 2010 Beta of RadControls for WinForms is live

    We are most excited to announce the availability of the much awaited Q2 2010 Beta of RadControls for WinForms (version 2010.2.10.0610). This beta is a major milestone for the entire suite because it adds several brand new controls to your toolbox as well as gives you completely re-designed, optimized and feature-rich RadGridView. We put a lot of efforts in meeting the expectations of our users and we are positive that you will find all the new features worthy. Here is a brief overview of Beta's highlights: RadGridView We have reworked both the UI layer and the data layer, which advances the control to a new...
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    Benefits from Telerik and Visual Studio Online Gallery in VS2010

    With the VSIX deployment in Visual Studio 2010 the world become a better place for developers – we are now able to add small tools to our IDEs and customize them the way we want with just a few megs of download from the Online Gallery. If we don’t use the tool for some time and we don’t want it to eat some of our PC resources we can just disable it through the Extension Manager. If we don’t like a tool we can simply remove it. The VSIX deployment guarantees that a tool is uninstallable, as the deployment is...
  • .NET

    Styling Cells in RadGridView for WinForms

    In RadGridView you have to handle the CellFormatting event when you want to customize the look and feel of grid cells. This is so because RadGridView uses UI virtualization. It creates elements only for cells that are currently visible - when scrolling they are reused. Of course, it will be much easier if we could access the cell directly and set its visual properties without an event. In our next release (Q2 2010) this will be possible. By using the Style property you can set the desired background color or change the font size. Here is a sample: this.radGridView1.Rows[5].Cells["Name"].Style.BackColor = Color.Red; this.radGridView1.Rows[5].Cells["Name"].Style.Font = new Font(SystemFonts.DialogFont, FontStyle.Italic);   All...
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    Flexible data conversion with RadGridView for WinForms vNEXT

    One of the new features that will come with the next version of RadGridView is the new data conversion layer. In our daily work we have often got into troubles in visualizing and formatting concrete types as other types. Sometimes the data source is not compatible with the bind target. Hence, you need to create a facade that converts the data to desired type. Let’s say that you bind the grid to a source that is incompatible with the columns that you want to show, for example a GridViewCheckBoxColumn for char field instead of GridViewTextBoxColumn. How can you accomplish that? The new version of RadGridView will...