New to RadControls - Trying to get up to speed

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  1. Robert
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    Posted 18 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I've asked a few basic questions here recently and had good results.

    First off, please be patient with me, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I need to assist a team of developers with the user interface they have in a .Net application. My experience has been with creating XHTML, CSS, and images for many years and handing them off to developers for use in an application. My current initiative is to work directly with the RadTools in Visual Web Developer. The developers would like me to set up the tool visually as I wish it to appear in the application and then send them the necessary pieces to drop into the application. I don't think I need to worry too much about the behind the scenes mechanics but I don’t know exactly where to start with this process.

    I found the Telerik Trainer application, loaded it and started watching RADAjax.Overview.tts. I'm 35 seconds into the presentation and already a bit confused. They open a new template named ASP.NET AJAX-Enabled Web Site, as I follow along I try to do the same but that template doesn't show up, I see ASP.NET Web Site, ASP.NET Web Service, Empty Web Site, WCF Service, Dynamic Data Entities Web Site, and Dynamic Data Web Site. I'm using Visual Web Developer 2008 Express. Should I be using something else? What am I missing?

    Hopefully I'm not the first non-developer designer that has felt a bit lost getting started and maybe you can suggest a learning path that is more focused on designers and less on developers. Right now I feel like I don't know what I don't know but I do know I'm a bit frustrated trying to tackle this learning curve and the 700+ page tutorial PDF is daunting.

    Any help you can provide to point me in the right direction would be great. At the risk of sounding like an idiot I was hoping that this process would be as easy as opening a new page in Visual Web Developer, dragging in the Telerik tool then tweaking the markup. Can you suggest a proper workflow for my initiative? Do I need to be a know-all developer to use this product?

    One last thing, the development team is 1/2 way around the world from me and in another time zone and I have no access to the code so I'm flying solo.

    Thank you,
    Bob
  2. Veselin Vasilev
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    Posted 18 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for your interest in RadControls.

    I believe that once you start - you will find working with Telerik controls easy and intuitive.

    The video you watched used Visual Studio 2005 and that is why there is a template called ASP.NET Ajax-Enabled Web Site.

    In order to use RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX you need to have Ajax installed. If you use Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 framework you need to install the ASP.NET Ajax Extensions 1.0 from here. This will add the Ajax support to your applications and the ASP.NET Ajax-Enabled Web Site template in VS 2005.

    If you use Visual Studio 2008 this means that you have already .NET 3.5 installed. The AJAX is included in that framework so you do not have to install anything else - you can use Ajax in your applications. That is why the ASP.NET Ajax-Enabled Web Site template is missing in VS 2008.
    You can check this blog post for more information:
    Visual Studio 2008: Where is the new ASP.NET Ajax-Enabled Web Site template?

    I hope this sheds some light and you can start your first project with Telerik RadControls.

    I recommend that you see the Trainer videos as well as the videos on Telerik TV portal.
    You can start with the Overview videos and then continue with the more advanced series.

    In addition, a look at our demos and online help would give you more experience and answers.

    Last but not least, you can always ask for help in our forums and the community will gladly help you.
    You are entitled with 60 days support where we, the Telerik support officers, will answer your particular questions.

    Having other questions - do not hesitate to contact us again.

    Regards,
    Veselin Vasilev
    the Telerik team


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  4. Robert
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    Posted 18 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Veselin,

    Thank you so much for your quick and detailed reply.  I'm looking forward to getting over the learning curve and cranking out some cools stuff!

    I'll follow your instructions and certainly ask if I need any more help.

    Regards,
    Bob
  5. Robert
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    Posted 18 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Veselin,

    I've taken a look at some of the videos but many are geared toward the newest version.  I have the Q3 2008 version.  I have found some how-to PDFs in a downloadable zip file which I'm currently reading.

    I'm going through the radwindow.2008.Q3 pdf and on page 9 step 1 it states:

    To create a RadWindow, drag a

     

    RadWindow control from the Toolbox onto an existing form.

    But I'm not seeing any Rad tools in the tool bar, just the default items.  How do I gain access to the tools?  I'm using Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, should I be using something else?  Is there a specific process I need to initiate to get the tools to show up?

    Bob

  6. Robert
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    Posted 18 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    I found it in the installation instructions under "adding RadControls to the Visual Studio 2008 Toolbox"

    Sorry about that, i should have kept looking before posting again.

    Thanks,
    Bob
  7. Robert
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    Posted 18 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hello

    I was able to get to the point where I could drag the RadWindow out to the page.  I followed the instructions in the tutorial and when I hit F5 I get the following error:

    Error 7 Unknown server tag 'telerik:RadWindow'. E:\web\.NET Learning\WebSite5\Default2.aspx 21 

    Here is the code:

     

    <%

    @ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeFile="Default2.aspx.vb" Inherits="Default2" %>

     

     

     

    <!

     

    DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

     

    <

     

    html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

     

    <

     

    head runat="server">

     

     

     

     

     

    <title></title>

     

     

     

     

     

    <script type="text/javascript">

     

     

     

     

     

     

    function pageLoad() {

     

    }

     

     

    </script>

     

    </

     

    head>

     

    <

     

    body>

     

     

     

     

     

    <form id="form1" runat="server">

     

     

     

     

     

    <div>

     

     

     

     

     

    <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server" />

     

     

     

     

     

    </div>

     

     

     

     

     

     

    <telerik:RadWindow ID="RadWindow1" runat="server"

     

     

    NavigateUrl="http://www.telerik.com" Skin="WebBlue" Title="Telerik Web Site"

     

     

    VisibleOnPageLoad="True">

     

     

     

     

     

    </telerik:RadWindow>

     

     

     

     

     

    </form>

     

    </

     

    body>

     

    </

     

    html>

     

  8. Softec
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    Sep 2007

    Posted 23 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    You have to register the  tag prefix in the web.config so the page knows what you mean by telerik:

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