• .NET

    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...
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    WinForms RadGridView vNext will feature new hierarchy modes and performance improvements!

    February 26, 2010 Share
    During the past year, we received many suggestions for new features and bug fixes for RadGridView for WinForms. After analyzing them we realized that we should do a major refactoring of both the data layer and the UI of our grid control. Then we set an ambitious goal -- to refactor the control and implement the most wanted features. This is obviously a massive task and the new grid control will not be part of Q1, but it is coming up afterwards as beta, and will be officially available for Q2 2010. This will give us enough time to test all...
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    Q1 WinForms Preview TODAY, New Visual Style Builder

    February 25, 2010 Share
    This week's weekly webinar is special. It will deliver one of your first "sneak peeks" at some of the new functionality shipping in the rapidly approaching Q1 2010 release (scheduled for mid-March). The Thursday Weekly Webinar will provide a complete overview of a brand new tool shipping with the RadControls for WinForms in Q1: the new Visual Style Builder for WinForms. The new Visual Style Builder is a completely new tool, not a minor upgrade of the old VSB for WinForms. It dramatically simplifies the process of creating custom themes for the RadControls for WinForms, and in so doing unlocks more of...
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    WinForms Q1 2010 BETA -- NOW AVAILABLE

    February 18, 2010 Share
    It is our pleasure to announce the immediate availability of the Q1 2010 BETA of RadControls for WinForms. The downloads are now available in your account (or free trials) - look for the "Q1 2010 Beta Available" link under the RadControls for WinForms section.   Among the highlights are: New and improved Visual Style Builder. Check out the blog and the video; download the documentation New Timeline view for RadScheduler for WinForms New Visual Studio Extensions Visual Studio 2010 RC Support See full Beta details and check the release notes. We will expect your feedback through the RadControls for WinForms Beta Forum!...
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    Expression Blend for WinForms? We are almost there!

    February 03, 2010 Share
    As Q1 2010 is approaching we thought it would be a good idea to tell you where we are currently with our new Visual Style Builder (VSB) for Windows Forms. After several months of hard work we are almost done with an application, which may be easily described as Expression Blend, but for Windows Forms. The most important aspect of the new VSB is that it will decrease the amount of time needed to create or tweak themes from days to hours, and even minutes! We have considerably simplified the work flow to allow you to focus on more important things,...