The finalists for the 2007 Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been announced and our radControls for WinForms are amongst the finalists under the "Libraries, Frameworks and Components" category. Frankly, this is equally pleasing as well as surprising and let me tell you why. There is no doubt that we find this achievement to be a great recognition for our work. For one, the radControls for WinForms suite has been available to the public for slightly over three months and despite being in infant stage, our WinForms suite has proven to be ripe enough for development and production use. Certainly the appreciation shown by the Jolt Awards judges gives us greater confidence in continuing our quest to provide a different, richer, and technologically better presentation framework for Windows Forms development. 
“Our prestigious Jolt Judges … define who is ahead of the curve, honoring products that are universally useful; that are simple, yet rich in functionality; that redefine their product space; or solve a nagging problem that has consistently eluded other products and books. Our judges and their decisions is one of the major reasons the Jolts are so coveted.” (

We haven’t spared any effort to make our WinForms controls look nice, and we literally pushed the limits of GDI(+) to help developers build Vista style applications which can work well (and fast) on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. But looks is not all - we did our best to bring the same Windows Vista user experience to our WinForms suite. Hence, our ad goes “The First Ever. Vista style controls for WinForms." 

This achievement is a great honor for us not only because our product is a finalist, but also because it has been elected to be in the company of some very distinguished products, namely ".NET Framework 3.0", "Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express, XNA Framework", and NetAdvantage for .NET. We see this both as an accomplishment and a challenge in order to keep up with such worthy rivals. Needless to say, despite the fact that we were late entrants in the field we plan to continue our journey to deliver the most advanced UI suite for desktop development and we hope that desktop application developers will be able to benefit from our passion for building great UI components.
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