The problem is most probably caused by a specific Visual Studio behavior regarding assembly references. Here is some more information of what we discovered about that:
To get Visual Studio display the Telerik assemblies in the "Add Reference" and "Choose Toolbox Items" boxes of Visual Studio, the installer registers them to the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NETFramework\v4.0.30319\AssemblyFoldersEx\RadControls for WPF Q2 2011
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\v4.0.30319\AssemblyFoldersEx\RadControls for WPF Q2 2011
for 32-bit machines)
Unfortunately, it seems there is some kind of a conflict in Visual Studio regarding these, which causes different-versioned references, added to a project to point to the installed RadControls version. This is usually solved by:
- Closing all Visual Studio instances;
- Deleting the above mentioned key;
- Loading the project into Visual Studio and re-setting the references.
We are analyzing this behavior of the IDE in depth and will do our best to have it fixed either by contacting the Visual Studio team, or by adding some specific logic in the Telerik installer and the VSExtensions.
As per the benefits of the installation you asked, the installers:
- automatically install the Live Demos to your machine;
- register the newest Toolbox items to Visual Studio;
- install the latest version of the VSExtensions
to the machine (capable of automatically detecting, reporting and downloading of newer RadControls versions available on the Telerik website);
Of course, you could use the online versions of the Live Demos
. You can download/update the VSExtensions through the Visual Studio Online Gallery
and use the VSExtensions to manage the Toolbox registrations
Let me know if these help.
the Telerik team
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