• .NET Desktop

    Maximizing space with RadExpander for WPF

    When designing an application a challenge that all user interfaces must contend with is available screen real estate.  While you want to maximize the information available to the user, you also want to avoid visual overload.  There are a variety of controls available that allow you to minimize the impact of options on a form.  For example, the RadioButtons below display three options for the user, but for each option you take up valuable screen real estate.  A ComboBox offers the same choices to the user when expanded, but takes up minimal space on the form when not being used. ...
    April 20, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    RadControls for WPF – Q1 2009 Service Pack released

    This week Telerik released a service pack for the Q1 2009 RadControls for WPF.  You can get the full details about the release here (http://www.telerik.com/versionnotes.aspx?id=1896), but I wanted to point out a few highlights that might be of interest.   RadGridView A number of features regarding exporting including the addition of ExcelML, an Exporting event TAB navigation improvements Addition of the GridViewComboBox column and much more   RadGauge Semi-circle and Quadrant-like styles for Radial Gauges both of which look very sleek.   RadChart The Stacked Line and Stacked Spline Chart Types were added to the RadChart available types. RadColorPicker The Color Picker control allows the users to choose a color from more than 20...
    April 16, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Installing and Using the RadRibbonForm template

    If you are planning to use the RadRibbonBar and want to get started quickly, then you might consider using the RadRibbonForm template in VIsual Studio.  While you can use a standard form the RadRibbonForm allows you to use the RadRibbonBar and have it extend into the Title bar, just like Microsoft Office.  You will first need to install the template so it is available to you in Visual Studio.  To get started, navigate to the C:\Program Files\Telerik\RadControls for WinForms [version]\Templates.  If you are using CSharp open the CSharp directory, there are Visual Basic versions as well, in appropriately named folders,...
    April 07, 2009
  • Company News

    Telerik, AJAX UI controls and Mono support

    Had I posted the big news yesterday, many people would've probably thought that it's an April Fools' Day joke. Luckily, it's not a prank and we are very excited to announce that RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX works on the latest distribution of Mono.    Telerik customers have been asking us for Mono support since 2006 and we have been quietly working with Novell to make it happen. After many rounds of feedback and fixes, we are very happy that our collaboration yielded great results - now customers can make their ASP.NET applications truly cross-platform. It's a good time to say a BIG...
    April 02, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Using RadGauge for WPF in a WinForms application

    In this post, I want to demonstrate the use of the RadGauge for WPF control inside a Windows Forms Application.  Just because you are not developing WPF applications every day does not mean you cannot benefit from what WPF has to offer.  I thought it would be useful to point out that you can use WPF User Controls inside of Windows Forms applications with minimal effort.  This is made possible through the Systems.Windows.Forms.Integration namespace.  More specifically you will be working with a control call "ElementHost" which allows the WPF control to be used in a Windows Form.    So lets get...
    February 27, 2009