• .NET

    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...
  • .NET

    RadGridView for WinForms vNEXT is coming

    The new version of RadGridView is coming in May (as beta) and I am eager to show you some of the new features. There are many methods to indicate errors in RadGridView. However, until now it didn’t support the most natural and easy way for this - the IDataErrorInfo interface. Things have changed, so let me show you how to use this interface.   As MSDN says,“IDataErrorInfo provides the functionality to offer custom error information that a user interface can bind to.” Actually, you don't need to know anything about this interface. You can just set the ErrorText property of the desired row or cell: this.radGridView1.Rows[5].ErrorText = "There...
  • .NET

    Q2 2010 WinForms roadmap published

    Now that Q1 2010 SP1 has been released, it is time to turn our attention to the Q2 2010 release, which promises to be yet another major milestone for RadControls for WinForms. Here is a trimmed down list of what to expect: RadGridView gets a new major version with numerous improvements and new features. A beta version is expected in mid May; In addition to the several vital improvements in performance and user experience, RadScheduler will deliver appointment reminders; RadListBox and RadComboBox will receive major updates in terms of UI, user experience, performance, and data handling. For further details visit the RadControls for WinForms Q2...
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    SP1 of RadControls for WinForms Q1 2010 released, featuring VS2010 and Client Profile support

    As always, Telerik's plans were closely aligned with Microsoft's release schedule, and we were dedicated to provide VS2010 support even before Visual Studio 2010 was officially launched. Now that the first VS2010 launch event is over, here comes the first of many Telerik Service Packs to support VS2010. This RadControls for WinForms release is the first to provide support for the Client Profile, introduced with .NET3.5, and now default when starting new windows forms projects with VS2010. The Client Profile is a smaller version of the.NET Framework that includes only the assemblies needed for deploying client-based applications, which in turn reduces the size of...
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    Upgrade Existing WinForms Applications to Use the Latest RadControls

    Upgrading projects to new versions can be a pain, especially when you have to update several assemblies from a single version, as is the case with RadControls for WinForms. Q1 2010 simplifies this process a lot, by giving a couple of ways (one new and one updated) to upgrade existing applications to the latest and greatest version of RadControls for WinForms: By using the new Visual Studio Extensions (VSX), available in VS2005, VS2008 and VS2010 RC; By using the updated Project Upgrade Utility. Here are the steps: Upgrading a classic Windows Forms application to the latest RadControls for WinForms by using the Visual Studio Extensions Install...