RadControls for WinForms Q2 is live! It has been exhaustive, but motivating 4 months since the last major release and I am very happy to announce the new version of our innovative Windows Forms components.
As I had promised the last time, I will be providing you with interesting and helpful information about the WinForms suite. With Q2 out of the door, I will turn to two of the basic controls which we have included in this release, literally at the last moment, namely RadBreadCrumb and RadDateTimePicker.
RadBreadCrumb is a navigation control directly related to the well-known to the community RadTreeView for WinForms. Its purpose is to show the path to the selected instance of RadTreeNode.

The most important property of RadBreadCrumb is the DefaultTreeView property. It is used to bind the bread crumb with an instance of RadTreeView on the same form.
The following code demonstrates how to initialize the RadBreadCrumb component:
this.radBreadCrumb1.DefaultTreeView = this.radTreeView1;
The  breadcrumb's structure is changing dynamically when you select a node in the binded RadTreeView. We can also select a node in the treeview using the breadcrumb by just clicking on some of its items.
You can find an example of the RadBreadCrumb in our Vista File Explorer:

RadDateTimePicker is the second last-minute control we have added to the suite. This control comes as a bonus and demonstrates our willingness to deliver more than expected. Its API closely resembles the one of its Microsoft counterpart, however with one main difference: RadDateTimePicker does not support masked edit in this version. In fact the text field is in a “read-only” state for the time being until the component is introduced officially (the next quarter release). With the next version of the component you will have a fully featured date and time picker at your disposal.

Have fun with the new RadControls for WinForms!

About the Author

Nikolay Diyanov

Diyanov is the Product Manager of the Native Mobile UI division at Progress. Delivering outstanding solutions that make developers' lives easier is his passion and the biggest reward in his work. In his spare time, Nikolay enjoys travelling around the world, hiking, sun-bathing and kite-surfing.

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