Silverlight Toolkit DataForm vs Telerik RadDataForm

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  1. Remy
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    Nov 2010

    Posted 05 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik,

    I would like to know what would be the pros/cons of your RadDataForm vs the DataForm from the Silverlight Toolkit?

    Thank you!
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    Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 10 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Remy,

    While developing RadDataForm we have made efforts to cover the following features present in the MS DataForm : editing, fields generation, collection navigation , inserting , deleting items, automation etc.
    We have also tried to make our API consistent with the one of the MS form .

    In addition : We have integrated the full Telerik theming support and  customization capabilities. In addition to displaying/editing enum values - combo fields may be easily set up to work with lookup and foreign key data.

    In general I would recommend - when developing UI with other Telerik controls - chose RadDataForm as it will easily blend with the rest of the UI.

    A significant benefit with the RadDataForm would be the support you may get here as well :) .
    As all other Telerik  controls , RadDataForm will be a subject of significant improvements over time. These improvements will depend on requests, suggestions and feedback from the community here.

    Here are some things we do not have yet , but are on their way.:

    -Nesting DataForms with common validation summary
    -Adding validation errors to the summary externally ( e.g. by code)
    -Integrated "Cancel edit" support for non IEditableObject  items.

    In case you have questions on a specific feature( e.g. is it supported by RadDataForm ) , or HowTo questions, do not hesitate to contact us further .

    Kind regards,
    Pavel Pavlov
    the Telerik team
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  4. Tony
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    May 2011

    Posted 24 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Pavel,

    Is there any update on when the feature to add validation errors to the ValidationSummary externally via code will be available?
  5. Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 24 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Tony,

    We are targeting the official Q2 release  planned for the middle of the next month.

    Best wishes,
    Pavel Pavlov
    the Telerik team
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