• .NET

    RadControls for WinForms Roadmap: Check. Q1 2011 Released: Check.

    We are proud to announce the first major release of RadControls for WinForms for this year, where we worked towards expanding and optimizing the whole suite. To start off, I can say that we introduced a fully refurbished RadTreeView control with new UI and data layers which allow it to bind several times faster! Of course, we are trying not only to optimize the existing products, but to offer new components in the suite as well. By popular demand, we developed a brand new control that helps you break a complex process into separate steps – RadWizard. Additionally, in the spirit of...
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    Save Development Time with the Theme Viewer for RadControls for WinForms

    With the number of the themes in our suite constantly increasing (two more are coming in Q1 2011) it will surely take some time to review all of them for the different controls. This may sound like a simple problem, however the plot thickens when you are creating a new theme and you would like to know whether your forms look properly with your custom theme, and whether you are not missing an unstyled element here and there. As a result, in Q1 2011 we will introduce a new tool that solve these issues for you, and will save you time...
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    New Themes Coming to Telerik Windows Forms in Q1’11 and Why We Rebranded an Existing Theme

    As you all know Telerik always strives to follow the latest UI innovations and improvements that the software market offers. With the release of Microsoft Office 2010 we turned our eyes and efforts into creating a theme that covers this style. As a result in Q3 2010 we introduced the Office2010 theme which followed the silverish look of Microsoft Office 2010. However, we did not stop there. We wanted to provide the full color palette that Office2010 provides. This is why the Telerik Office2010 theme is going to be followed by new fellow themes – Office2011Black and Office2010Silver: Office2010Blue Office2010Black Office2010Silver You should be...
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    (Re)Mixed Hierarchy Mode in RadGridView for WinForms

    In addition to the fact that our next release focuses mostly on our accessibility and automated testing as described in this blog post, in our upcoming version we will include many bug fixes in all RadControls for WinForms, including a highly optimized version of RadTreeView. In this article however, we want to present a new interesting feature in RadGridView that you will surely find useful. A customer of ours requested a mixed hierarchy mode where he wanted to use a self-reference hierarchy AND the classic hierarchy mode together. The scenario that he described used a file explorer where the main level...
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    RadScheduler for WinForms with New End-User Features in Q1 2011

    Q1'11will definitely be huge to RadControls for WinForms! First, it will be the first 3rd party component suite to offer Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) and Coded UI test support, which by itself is huge enough. Second, it will introduce a brand new control - RadWizard. Third, it will offer two major improvements to RadScheduler for WinForms, which will cover in this blog. And, if this isn't enough, we will also give you a brand new version of our TreeView control (which we will cover in a blog next week, so stay tuned). The two major improvements of RadScheduler for WinForms will surely...