• .NET

    Telerik RadControls Enable New Breed of WinForms Apps

    We have done a lot recently to make it possible for a WinForms app to get closer to the new UX trends set by the great WPF and Silverlight technologies. I know it would be hard to convince you that, but luckily I happen to have a slick new WinForms demo app to help me in this endeavor. The new RadControls for WinForms QSF comes with an animated welcome screen describing some of the unique features of Telerik WinForms suite: The fisheye bar at bottom animates so smoothly, that anytime I run the app I just can’t help myself but play with...
  • .NET

    Quickly Formatting Data with the RadGridView for WinForms

    Most developers have encountered a need at some point to modify how data is displayed to the user.  The RadGridView offers a very straightforward way to format data without having to modify the source data.  For example, you may not want the time displayed with a DateTime field, or you want to change the structure of the data to meet an internal standard.  The screenshot below shows three different fields which display the default DateTime format. This may be valid data, but it may not be useful to the user and we could potentially save screen real estate by eliminating...
  • .NET

    Exporting data to Excel using the RadGridView for WinForms

         There usually comes a time for most developers when they need to use the data being displayed in an application, outside of that application.  There are obviously a number of ways you can present data, but it is common to leverage Microsoft Excel.  It provides a similar look and feel to the grid which means minimal reformatting, plus Excel is widely used and therefore most offices should have a version of the software available.       How to get your data into Excel?  The RadGridView offers a couple of options to accomplish this task.  First, you can use the Primary...
  • .NET

    RadControls for WinForms SP2 Now Available

    Today Telerik released the second service pack for the Q3 2008 RadControls for WinForms. It's been about a month and a half since SP1, and in that time a lot of great fixes and improvements have been added to the controls. The release notes, as always, have the full list of what's changed in this release, but here are a couple of enhancements of interest.  RadGridView Introduced an API for customizing XML Serialization Enhancements to the Validation API Improvement of the memory footprint and resource management RadDockingManager Improved layout with Tabbed Documents New property AutoHideSize which can be applicated to DockPanels and TabbedDocuments While...
  • .NET

    RadGroupBox for WinForms

    We are happy to announce yet another control to be added to our WinForms portfolio in Q1 2009 - RadGroupBox. The new control will offer the same functionality as the standard toolbox GroupBox, but will add some extra coolness by supporting Telerik’s remarkable styling mechanism:     Here are some of the features it will offer: Theme Support RadGroupBox will support all common themes that come with Telerik RadControls for WinForms: standard theme (aka Control Default), Office 2007 Blue, Office 2007 Silver, Office 2007 Black, Desert, Telerik, and Aqua. We will also have one new theme for the official release.   Properties The HeaderPosition can be...