people picker / contact selector

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  1. Tomas
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    Posted 15 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    In a current project we need a people picker (validator - against AD preferably), like the one eg. Sharepoint but can't seem to find one anywhere. Does Telerik provide something like it or does anyone else know of such control/dialog?
  2. Richard Slade
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    Posted 15 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Thomas,

    By a people picker, would you like something that shows a hierarchy?

    The RadGridView hierarchy allows you to present a grid of information in a hierarchical way which may be of use to you.

    Otherwise, the RadTreeView may be what you're after as it allows you to present a hierarchy of information in a TreeView format with images, checkboxes etc..

    Also have a look at the Integration demos that came with the product on your machine. Perhaps the Business Card example would help you.

    If you need more information on any of these, just let me know.
    Richard
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  4. Tomas
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    Posted 15 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Richard,

    None of the suggested solutions really cover our need. We need a combined control that consists of a textbox and two buttons.

    First button verifies the Name entered in the textbox against AD/Outlook. Second button opens a dialog which lets you search and choose a contact in Outlook address book.

    If you are not familiar with this functionality, someone knowing SharePoint will know what I'm talking about. Perhaps the functionality is actually derived the Outlook API?
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    Richard Slade
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    Posted 15 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Tomas (and apologies for spelling your name incorrectly before!)

    The actual functionality of the look up against AD will need to be written by yourself, but the Telerik suite of controls contains an excellent selection that should be adequate for most needs. The Telerik RadTextBox and RadButton give additional functionality over the standard ones and it sounds like it would be a case of making your own composite control using the suite of Telerik products to do this.

    If it helps, there is a good Code Project Article on AD here

    Hope this helps
    Richard
  6. Richard Slade
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    Posted 17 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Tomas,

    Did this help? If so, please may I ask that you mark as answer so others can find the answer too.
    If you need more information however, just let me know.

    Thanks
    Richard
  7. Tomas
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    Posted 17 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Richard

    It's an answer but not the answer I'd like to hear. We had hopes we could avoid coding a control more or less from scratch our selves. It's a mystery for me though, that this very common task, hasn't resulted in a ready-to-go control in the winforms community. I haven't been able to locate one :(.
  8. Richard Slade
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    Posted 17 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I've never seen one either actually. Hope that building it goes well though.
    All the best
    richard
  9. Stefan
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    Posted 19 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi guys, 

    Thank you both for writing.

    @Tomas
    Richard's post describes the situation perfectly. RadControls for WinForms and most of the control suits that I am aware of, provide you with the controls itself (i.e. buttons, text boxes and etc) and the functionality that allows you to integrate your custom/business logic in them in order to satisfy your needs. 

    @Richard thank you for your help.

     

    Sincerely yours,
    Stefan
    the Telerik team
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