• .NET

    r.a.d.controls for WinForms SP1 released

    My team released the first Service Pack for the Windows Forms UI controls several hours ago. I wouldn't be blogging about a Service Pack if it weren’t for some major improvements we made over the last few weeks. Traditionally we’ve shied away from adding new capabilities in Service Packs but rules are there to be broken and you will be seeing lots of new stuff and improvements with every SP, minor or major telerik r.a.d.controls for WinForms release. The highlight of the SP1 additions is the significantly improved design-time experience. The changes were driven by the feedback we have received from...
    November 22, 2006
  • .NET

    r.a.d.controls for WinForms in WPF

    As most of you may already know, .NET Framework 3.0 has officially been released. Personally, I think WPF is great. I can't wait to see the final versions of Expression Interactive Designer and VS 2005 extensions for .NET 3.0. You can download it, check it, and admire its potential. Once the admiration starts fading away, you may ask yourself "now what?". You may start writing applications from scratch, you may start migrating existing WinForms applications, or you may decide to wait for the final versions of Expression Interactive Designer and Visual Studio Orcas. You may even decide to wait till Windows...
    November 10, 2006
  • .NET

    r.a.d.controls for WinForms and Composite UI Application Block

    I have to admit that I get scared each time I read terms like "loosely coupled", "enterprise", "architectural framework" and so on at one place.Even so, my colleagues and I had to suppress our fear and test our WinForms controls with the the Composite UI Application Block framework (you can find more info about it here).I was pleasantly surprised that everything went very smoothly and well. The CAB framework does exactly what it claims - it provides an easy way for building complex UIs based on separate blocks / "smart parts". I recommend it to everyone who embraces the Smart...
    November 08, 2006
  • .NET

    First r.a.d.controls for WinForms, first Reporting CTP, first snow, everything went according to plan :)

    There's a well known quote (I think by Mark Twain) saying:The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. I can paraphrase and say something like this:The "hottest" summer releases (in case you haven't missed MSDN Magazine this June) we've made so far will happen this winter. Ok, it's still fall but here in Sofia the first snow and the low temperatures made me feel like it's winter. Now r.a.d.controls for WinForms Q3 is finally live. Thanks to all who have sent us their feedback. We made some fixes, added a few more examples and new controls - ListBox, ShapedForm and SplitButton. Each...
    November 03, 2006
  • .NET

    The WPF Conversion contest. My personal favorite is missing.

    The conversion contest announced some months ago by Mike Swanson ended a few days ago: http://wpf.netfx3.com/content/ConversionContest.aspx It's a pity that none of the contestants has written a Flash (SWF) to XAML converter so far. Although to me, it looks like a hard job to do I think soon there'll be some third party tools which will successfully convert some simple flash files to XAML. I found a good tool by Kinesis Software which decompiles SWF to RVML. The task gets simplified and now someone should write an extension which converts RVML to XAML. As easy as that :) Btw I've got another favorite missing - Maya to...
    October 29, 2006