Telerik Windows Forms ListControl comes with a flexible data binding mechanism including support for binding to any object that implements IList, IListSource or IBindingList. This includes generic lists, arrays, and BindingSource. By using virtualization, the controls can be bound to thousands of items in milliseconds, re-enforcing Telerik's commitment to excellent performance without sacrificing features.
Telerik Windows Forms ListControl supports automatic sorting, based on the Sorted property of the control - simply set it to Ascending or Descending to sort in the respective order, or deactivate it to restore the initial ordering of the Item collection. Sorting may be case-sensitive or case-insensitive. Capital letters are displayed first in the former case.
Telerik ListControl allows you to filter data by applying a pre-defined filter pattern. The user can filter the items in order to easily find what he/she is searching for. The controls can be configured to filter the items that start with the specified text, or the items that contain the specified text.
The control features four selection modes:
In addition to the default which holds a single line of text, the control also features DescriptionTextListDataItems, which can be used to add an element to hold description text.
RadListControl delivers convenience through integrated keyboard support. Once the control gets into focus, you can use arrow keys to navigate through items. Additionally, with arrow keys navigation, it supports keyboard search—the user and start typing a word, and the control will select items that match the text. Or, the user can press a single character to navigate to the first item starting with that character.
RadListControl provides full support for Right-to-Left languages and localization.
See Localization and Right-to-Left Support for the full list of Telerik Windows Forms controls supporting RTL languages and localization.
RadListControl provides rich design-time support, making customization and configurations very easy. Some key capabilities include:
The controls are shipped with a rich set of pixel-perfect themes that allow you to easily build slick interfaces with the look-and-feel of Windows 8, Office 2010, Office 2013, Metro, etc. The themes can be easily switched using a single property. You can tweak existing themes or build a new theme from scratch to fit your exact visual demands by using the Visual Style Builder productivity tool. A well-thought light element tree allows for easy and intuitive styling.
The DropDownList and ListControl are also capable of displaying images, text, multiline text, and rich text by using standard HTML tags, such as <i>, <b>, and <u>.