Built upon a unique architecture, telerik r.a.d.controls for WinForms follows telerik’s tradition of innovation and brings exciting new capabilities to the desktop development world. With the new telerik WinForms suite developers can create outstanding NET 2.0 apps that have unmatched interactivity and can take the user experience to a new level. Inspired by WPF and web technologies, the Telerik Presentation Framework (TPF) introduces CSS-like theming for easy styling of UIs, support for animations and effects to enhance the interactivity of the application and a Visual Theme Builder which allows even non-developers to create amazing interfaces. A distinctive feature of the framework is that it offers excellent performance and developers are no longer forced to choose between advanced UIs and responsiveness.
The current CTP of r.a.d.controls for WinForms includes 6 UI controls: r.a.d.ribbonbar, r.a.d.docking, r.a.d.menustrip, r.a.d.tabstrip, r.a.d.toolstrip and r.a.d.combobox. The suite comes together with several sample applications with advanced UIs to provide a good showcase how to create and style interfaces with r.a.d.controls for WinForms. “You can treat the CTP as a playground where you can experiment with our concepts and explore the new things we are bringing to the market.” – says Vassil Terziev, telerik CEO. “Even though the release will be CTP, we will provide a developer license to all r.a.d.controls for ASP.NET Subscription holders by the end of the week so that clients can use the telerik WinForms controls in production.” Additional information about the WinForms roadmap and the new controls that will be added to the suite with the official release will be available in mid-October 2006.
Discover the full potential of telerik r.a.d.controls for WinForms here: http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms/overview.aspx