Once again, I am excited to announce the start of a new initiative to improve the user experience with skinning the Telerik controls. We are starting work on a new Visual Style Builder application for the ASP.NET AJAX Controls and a major upgrade of the existing application for the WinForms Controls. The Visual Style Builder will allow easy, point-and-click customization of component skins, eliminating the need to get acquainted with the front-end structure of the controls. The Visual Style Builder will also speed up development of skins across several components - you will be able to define a style once and apply it across all components.

We have set up a short survey to get customer feedback about the project - what features do you need, how will you best integrate the Visual Style Builder in your current workflow, do you have any ideas to make the app even more useful. We will appreciate all you have to say, your feedback will really help us deliver a tool right on target to your needs.

Please take the survey here - http://survey.telerik.com/Survey.aspx?s=539f87f197474174a03e22559d9e77a0. As usual,  there will be Telerik points to all who take the survey. If you really want to have a say in the design of the Visual Style Builder, please sign up at the end of the survey for our focus group program - we will bring together a small group of customers to evaluate the design of the application even before we start programming it, this is your chance to influence the direction of the project.


About the Author

Iana Tsolova

is Product Manager at Telerik’s DevTools division. She joined the company back in the beginning of 2008 as a Support Officer and has since occupied various positions at Telerik, including Senior Support Officer, Team Lead at one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and Technical Support Director. Iana’s main interests are web development, reading articles related to geography, wild nature and latest renewable energy technologies.

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