Use of "Description" in Domain Class as the "Header Text" in Radgrid and other controls

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  1. Les
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    Feb 2011

    Posted 18 May 2012 Link to this post

    When I work with database table column names the description of some Table Columns do not translate well to the User Interfaces.
    For example if a column name is "EffDate" the description the user should see would be "Effective Date".
    It would be great for Radgrid to pick up the Column Name of "Effective Date" when columns are auto-generated.  ie. Pick it up from the Doman Class in ORM. The same would apply to Telerik Reporting or any Telerik ASP.NET control that automtically generates a column name. This in essence will save me time as a developer..ie..I dont have to go into Radgrid column editor and change the Column "Header Text" each time I add a Table to a Radgrid.  So what I'm requesting is for a "Description" or "Header Text" column in the ORM Domain Class that would be used as a source in Telerik ASP.NET controls and Telerik Reporting.
  2. Ivailo
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    Posted 19 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Les,

    Thank you for the feature request.

    Can you elaborate on your expectations regarding the implementation? For instance, where would you like to keep the information regarding the column name - in some kind of an attribute for the property for instance? Would it be useful if we define a property on the Visual Designer, which would result in an attribute like:

    private string _effDate;
    [FullName("Effective Date")]
    public virtual string EffDate
    {
        get
        {
            return this._effDate;
        }
        set
        {
            this._effDate = value;
        }
    }


    Thanks in advance for your additional feedback.

    All the best,
    Ivailo
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  4. Les
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    Feb 2011

    Posted 19 May 2012 Link to this post

    I like the idea of the property on the Visual Designer. (Either solution works for me.)
    Regards,
    Les
  5. Ivailo
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    Posted 21 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Les,

    Please find a new feature request based on your needs in the Public Issue Tracking System, where you can vote for it in order to raise it's priority in our list of future features.

    Greetings,
    Ivailo
    the Telerik team
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  6. Les
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    Feb 2011

    Posted 21 May 2012 Link to this post

    Much appreciated and thank you !
    Les
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