• .NET

    RadGroupBox for WinForms

    We are happy to announce yet another control to be added to our WinForms portfolio in Q1 2009 - RadGroupBox. The new control will offer the same functionality as the standard toolbox GroupBox, but will add some extra coolness by supporting Telerik’s remarkable styling mechanism:     Here are some of the features it will offer: Theme Support RadGroupBox will support all common themes that come with Telerik RadControls for WinForms: standard theme (aka Control Default), Office 2007 Blue, Office 2007 Silver, Office 2007 Black, Desert, Telerik, and Aqua. We will also have one new theme for the official release.   Properties The HeaderPosition can be...
  • .NET

    Export RadGridView Data to Microsoft Excel

    I am sure that most of your data-driven applications require support for Microsoft Excel. Probably the best and most famous spreadsheet application known for data manipulation, MS Excel provides useful features such as calculations, graphing tools and pivot tables – things that are not so easy to do in a regular data-driven application. RadGridView for WinForms offers data export to Excel out of the box, a handy feature that saves you the hassle to do this yourself. It supports two methods for exporting data:     • Exporting through Primary Interop Assemblies, optimized for black & white printing. Here we provide a...
  • .NET

    RadMessageBox for WinForms

    Hello folks. I am sure all of us are enjoying with Telerik’s good looking and reach theming mechanism for WinForms. But in every application there is a need for user interaction and very often it uses some type of question or message to guide the user what he is supposed to do.   I am sure that you have used the default WinForms MessageBox class and its Show method  The standard appearance of this message box, however, does not fit nicely in the slick design of an application built with RadControls for WinForms, and I know how boring it is to implement your own...
    December 11, 2008
  • .NET

    Enhancing Your WinForms UI with HTML-like Formatting

    Until recently our Windows Forms offering didn’t have support for HTML-like rich text formatting, so typical for web applications. With the Q3 release shipped on November 5 this has changed. This release of RadControls for WinForms has the HTML-like formatting capabilities on a framework level. What does it mean? Well, as of now every VisualElement descendent is capable of rich text formatting - Labels, Buttons, RadCalendar, RadGridView, etc. The implementation is very simple, especially if your users are familiar with HTML. To turn on the rich formatting behavior you must begin your text with an <html> tag; use <size=[+|-]value> to set...
    November 10, 2008
  • .NET

    Host Telerik’s WPF Gauges and Charts in RadGridView for WinForms

    Did you have a chance to try the beta versions of Telerik’s WPF gauges and charts ? Yes? And you like them, but already have a big and complex WinForms project and you have no plans to upgrade it to the new amazing WPF technology soon? Do not worry; you can get the best of both worlds and use the WPF goodies in your WinForms application thanks to the ElementHost control that resides in the namespace System.Windows.Forms.Integration.  You could find more info on this topic in the following MSDN article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms745781.aspx Following this concept, I have prepared a WinForms application with Telerik’s WPF...