• .NET

    TechEd 2011: What to expect from RadControls from WinForms

    TechEd 2011 is at full swing and we are sure that you want to know more about the latest innovations that we, the WinForms team, are preparing for you. As the WinForms Roadmap suggests, we are currently working on the RadListView control, and we have created a new built-for-the-purpose reference application that features the new component - Telerik MovieLab. We will be showcasing the new application together with MSAA support, so come to booth #409 and see what's new: RadListView will support the features of the standard ListView control, plus many more. One of the key features that you will be able to notice immediately...
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    Make Your Telerik WinForms-enabled Applications Start Instantly

    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,...
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    RadTreeView for WinForms Q1 2011 with a new engine under the hood

    We were eagerly awaiting the Q1 release to demonstrate you the new cleaner and more flexible API that makes the work with RadTreeView fun. We also wanted to tell you something more about the benefits that come with the new data engine. Now that Q1 2011 is public and the improved RadTreeView is a fact, I would like to introduce the enhancements which we implemented during the last few months.   The new data engine that we use in RadTreeView is actually our generic data layer used in RadGridView and other controls such as RadListControl and RadDropDownList. This allowed us to add...
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    RadControls for WinForms Roadmap: Check. Q1 2011 Released: Check.

    We are proud to announce the first major release of RadControls for WinForms for this year, where we worked towards expanding and optimizing the whole suite. To start off, I can say that we introduced a fully refurbished RadTreeView control with new UI and data layers which allow it to bind several times faster! Of course, we are trying not only to optimize the existing products, but to offer new components in the suite as well. By popular demand, we developed a brand new control that helps you break a complex process into separate steps – RadWizard. Additionally, in the spirit of...
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    Save Development Time with the Theme Viewer for RadControls for WinForms

    With the number of the themes in our suite constantly increasing (two more are coming in Q1 2011) it will surely take some time to review all of them for the different controls. This may sound like a simple problem, however the plot thickens when you are creating a new theme and you would like to know whether your forms look properly with your custom theme, and whether you are not missing an unstyled element here and there. As a result, in Q1 2011 we will introduce a new tool that solve these issues for you, and will save you time...