• .NET Desktop

    Webinar: Introducing the new RadDock for WinForms

    The WinForms team has been hard at work on the new RadDock control since the beginning of the year.  Things are coming together and I will be presenting a webinar this Thursday, 11 a.m. Eastern time, to preview the control.  You will get a first look at the new RadDock control and we will even discuss how easy it will be to port to the new RadDock.  I hope you will make some time to join me to see what’s coming and provide feedback on what you would like to see.   The new and improved RadDock for WinForms is coming and...
    May 18, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Quick Overview of RadCarousel For WinForms

    I put together a quick introduction to the RadCarousel for WinForms control and how you can get started working with it.  I have shown this control to a number of people during conferences and they always think it is a WPF control instead of WinForms.  It is really easy to get things going and simple to work with.  I hope you will take a look at the...
    May 17, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Picking and Choosing Columns with RadGridView for WinForms

    Have you ever run into a situation where you needed to allow a user to select which columns they want to see in a grid?  If you are using the RadGridView for WinForms you don’t have to lift a finger to implement this functionality.  The Column Chooser is available for the RadGridView out of the box.  Simply bind your data and you are ready to go.  You can access the Column Chooser by right clicking on any column and selecting Column Chooser from the context menu.  The Column Chooser is displayed as a floating window next to the application.  You can now drag...
    May 15, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Computing Values in the RadGridView for WinForms

    When working with data there are a number of occasions where you may want to calculate a value for display within a grid.  Did you know you can do this within the RadGridView itself?  It is really quite simple.  To compute a column within the RadGridView you need to set the Expression property of the destination column.  This may be a new column that you are adding to the grid to store the value or you can override the value of an existing column by setting the Expression property.  Below is an example of the syntax to calculate an average across all...
  • .NET Desktop

    Performance Monitor using RadChart for WinForms

    I have had a few people ask me about using the RadChart in the same manner as Performance Monitor (aka PerfMon). If you are not familiar with PerfMon, it is a tool that has been provided with Microsoft Windows for quite some time. You can open PerfMon by clicking the Start button within Windows, typing “perfmon” in the search box and pressing Enter.  PerfMon is a simple utility that displays performance counters. There are a wide variety of counters available, from CPU utilization of process threads to how many times the .NET Garbage Collector has run. The counters PerfMon allows...
    April 15, 2009