Here’s a quick update on everything related to the Visual Studio 11 Beta Release. For those eager to use our controls in VS11 Beta, we have good news for you – coming on March 21st, 2012 we officially roll out Service Pack 1 for Silverlight and WPF which will include limited support for VS11 Beta. Like many Beta products, we have discovered an issue with our XAML controls being automatically added to the ToolBox. We have alerted Microsoft of the issue and they are working to resolve them in the Visual Studio 11 RC. But for the time-being, we have a work-around included below for those of you eager to get a head start on VS11.
The first thing that you will notice after installing the XAML control suite is that the Telerik controls are missing from the Toolbox as shown below:
You can easily add these items back by right clicking anywhere in the Toolbox and selecting Choose Items.
Once the Choose Items dialog has loaded then you can click “Browse” and navigate to the binary folder where the controls reside. In this case, we are creating a Silverlight 5 application so navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\RadControls for Silverlight Q1 2012\Binaries\Silverlight. Go ahead and select the binary of the control you wish to use and click “OK”.
You can now add a Filter called, “Telerik” and select the items you wish to add back to the ToolBox.
In this case, we have selected several charts to be displayed in the ToolBox.
You can now drag and drop the control onto your designer window and still get the SmartTags that you are used to in Visual Studio 2010.
Thanks for reading and if you have any questions or comments then please leave them below and someone from our team will get back to you.
Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile. You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.