• .NET

    Q1 2010 Telerik RadControls for WinForms Roadmap

    The Q1 2010 release is approaching fast, and we are working overtime to deliver major new features into RadControls for WinForms. A brand new Visual Style Builder is on its way, as well as an updated and optimized GridView data layer, several new grid LOB features, and a new Timeline view for RadScheduler. The RadControls for WinForms Q1 2010 Roadmap is already live on telerik.com and you can view it here: RadControls for WinForms Roadmap Here is a brief overview of the most important improvements: Visual Style Builder (VSB) for WinForms The new version will dramatically reduce the time needed for creating themes for RadControls for...
  • .NET

    Gmail-like labels in RadGridView for WinForms? No problems!

    As you probably know, RadControls for WinForms are built on top of our own Telerik Presentation Framework. This especially designed framework gives you the ability to extend the existing RadControls to a great level. Today, I am going to share with you how you can plug Gmail-like labels in RadGridView for WinForms (http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms/gridview.aspx). First of all we need the construction blocks for the labels. These blocks are represented by a very important element of our framework – the LightVisualElement. Several RadControls use this element extensively – RadTreeView, RadPanelBar, RadCalendar and RadGridView. The advantage of this element is that it incorporates all essential...
    December 15, 2009
  • .NET

    Telerik WinForms Tools get new slicker theme for Q3 2009

    It was time to spend a little time to update the UI of the Tools included in the RadControls for WinForms suite. Not because we did not like the old design - quite the contrary - the green Telerik theme was quite impressive back in the day, when we introduced it:   Rather, we felt that we need a more modern and minimalistic look, one that is more innovative, even corporate. As a result, as of Q3 2009 the WinForms Tools use the Office 2007 Black theme in out tools. Enjoy! Visual Style Builder The new skin in the Visual Style Builder emphasizes the details...
    December 11, 2009
  • .NET

    New Internal Build for RadControls for WinForms Available for Download (v2009.3.9.1111)

    In case you missed it, there is a new internal build available for download for RadControls for WinForms. Among the several fixes that this build comes with, you will find a fixed issue in RadScheduler with the all day header area when the scheduler is in Week view. Another important fix is in RadTabStrip, where under certain conditions the children of the TabItem.ContentPanel became hidden. Check the Release Notes and get the latest internal build from the Latest Internal Builds area (log in required).
    November 20, 2009
  • .NET

    Smooth scrolling in RadGridView for WinForms

    Up until Q3 2009, RadGridView for WinForms used a scrollbar in every child view when in hierarchy mode. This however can be a problem when there are many nested levels, i.e. it can lead to a situation where you do not have enough visual estate to scroll through the hierarchy:     In our latest release RadGridView is using only one scrollbar that scrolls the root level and all the child views, with no performance loss whatsoever, because we have optimized the scrolling mechanism to be better performing and smoother:     Since there are cases where using nested scrollbars is the better option, we still offer the...
    November 05, 2009