New Year, new release. I am happy to announce the Q1 2015 release of Telerik UI for WinForms. We continue to invest heavily in developing and maintaining our Windows Forms offering. In this release we addressed more than 160 feedback items from you, our users. Be sure to get in touch or post in our feedback portal regarding anything that you want to see change.
Here are the highlights of this release:
As you can see, there is a lot packed in this release. I will try to be as short as possible and summarize the major benefits of the release.
Linear gauge is a linear scale, that can display multiple scales and ranges. Highlights include:
RadBulletGraph is a variation of linear gauge. It combines a number of indicators, as well as the data indicator, into one control that's lightweight, easily customizable and straightforward to set up and use. The control is a great tool for dashboards--it's the optimal way to present a lot of information in relatively small area. Key features are.
The main purpose of the diagramming solution is to provide a framework (control and API) to facilitate the creation of diagramming and rich data visualizations. The framework tools and features can help you create a variety of diagramming solutions easily, such as org charts, flow and process diagrams, and so on.
The control will be released in beta with the following features supported:
RadCheckedListBox is an enhanced alternative to the standard Windows Forms checked list box control. RadCheckedListBox uses RadListView as a foundation. All previous functionality is preserved, such as visual formatting and data binding, which are now extended.
We are also adding two predefined Visual Studio templates to get you started, or to just make it easier for you to see a ready-to-go application. The templates included are Word and Outlook inspired applications created with Telerik UI for WinForms.
In the New Project window of Visual Studio, when you select Telerik Windows Forms Application, you will be presented with our wizard. Using the wizard, you can create a Standard project (which is a standard project with RadForm), as well as Word-inspired or Outlook-inspired projects.
Here is how the Outlook-inspired template looks like in Visual Studio. You can just hit F5 and run it.
And the Word-inspired template.
Many new features were introduced in RadChartView, as well. Here are some of them:
In this release, we undertake major improvements in our docking and charting controls, by addressing most of our feedback items. If you notice anything else, make sure you get back to us.
I'd better stop and let you dive into the new release. You can get it from your Telerik account or by downloading a trial.
Stefan Stefanov (MCPD) is a Product Manager at Progress. He has been working with Telerik products since 2010, when he joined the company. Off work he enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and reading various technology blogs. You can find Stefan on Twitter and LinkedIn.