• .NET

    Improved Upgrade Wizard

    When creating our Visual Studio Extensions, accelerating development with our components has been the number one goal. One of the VS Extensions’ core components is the Upgrade Wizard. The task it was designed to fulfill is making the mundane job of updating your projects faster and easier. As the Upgrade Wizard has been in the wild for quite some time now, we’ve received a lot of feedback from customers using our various products. Even though it has been doing a pretty good job, there is always room for improvement. The two most popular feature requests were: Add support for upgrading Class Library...
  • .NET

    Toolbox Grouping with Telerik RadControls

    Introduced with the 2011 Q2 Release of the RadControls for AJAX, WinForms, WPF and Silverlight is the new Toolbox Grouping functionality. Controls in the toolbox will be delivered in multiple tabs, organized by type and role, right after installation.   The users of the Toolbox Configurator wizard will also benefit from the improvement. For those who aren’t familiar, it can be found under the Visual Studio Telerik menu. Using the toolbox configurator will add the items in the toolbox organized in groups, although the old ‘one-tab’ look will still apply for previous releases. If you find it hard to keep...
  • Company News

    Join the Front Row at Q2'11 Release Webinar Week

    With the next major release just around the corner (expected in a few weeks’ time), we at Telerik are excited to announce that the registration for our traditional “What’s New” Webinar Week is now open. Book your seat for a series of live web events following the release date, during which Telerik’s Evangelists will show you how to make the most out of the cool new stuff we ship with Q2 2011. Attending the live webinars kicking off July 18 gives you the chance to not only have your questions answered in the Q&A sessions, but to also win a...
  • .NET

    How To: Run an installer as administrator with logging enabled

    Tired of enabling installer packages with User Account Control turned on? Miss the right-click & Run as Administrator command on MSI files? Want to easily run each installer with logging enabled? At least I was. Here is a quick way to add a Run As Administrator With Log command to msi files (inspired by David Ebbo’s post ): All we need is modify the MSI.Package class definition in the registry. The first step is to add a “runas” shell entry. This allows the command to automatically be run as administrator. The next step is defining a command to be executed. This is the...
  • .NET

    RadTreeView for WinForms Q1 2011 with a new engine under the hood

    We were eagerly awaiting the Q1 release to demonstrate you the new cleaner and more flexible API that makes the work with RadTreeView fun. We also wanted to tell you something more about the benefits that come with the new data engine. Now that Q1 2011 is public and the improved RadTreeView is a fact, I would like to introduce the enhancements which we implemented during the last few months.   The new data engine that we use in RadTreeView is actually our generic data layer used in RadGridView and other controls such as RadListControl and RadDropDownList. This allowed us to add...