Cannot render controls in Design View

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  1. Kerry
    Kerry avatar
    61 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2008

    Posted 18 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hello, I am having an issue rendering RadControls For WInforms in the VS2008 IDE, seems when I drop any controls on a form they do not render on the page so that can click resize move around etc. I see all controls represented at the bottom of the form as if they were objects that are not visually represented such as DataBindingDatasources controls.  I have uninstalled the Controls and re-installed but this has not solved the issue. (See attached Screen shot)
    • Visual Studio 2008 Pro Sp1
    • Using Microsoft.Net v2.0.50727 (with 3, 3.5 framework)
    • Windows Server 2003 sp2
    • WinForms_2011_3_11_1116

    Thank You
  2. Chavdar Dimitrov
    Chavdar Dimitrov avatar
    104 posts

    Posted 20 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Kerry,

    Thanks for writing and please, excuse me for the late reply.

    It is possible to experience such a problem if you don't have the Telerik.WinControls.UI.Design, v. 2011.3.11.1116 assembly installed in the GAC. The design assembly is responsible for the proper rendering of the RadControls for WinForms in the Designer.

    Could you please check if the assembly Telerik.WinControls.UI.Design, v. 2011.3.11.1116 is installed in the GAC on your machine?

    If the assembly is missing, please follow the steps below:
    1. Add Telerik.WinControls.UI.Design, v. 2011.3.11.1116 to the GAC
    2. Restart Visual Studio
    3. Drag a control and check if the designer is working

    The design assembly comes along with the distribution of control assemblies. If the distribution was downloaded through the Visual Studio extensions it can be found in %APPDATA%\Telerik\Updates.

    I hope this will help you in solving this issue.

    Best regards,
    the Telerik team
  3. Kerry
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    61 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2008

    Posted 20 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Thank you for your response, the Telerik.WinControls.UI.Design was already in the GAC however when I checked the references in my project it was not there, to fix the issue I had to add a reference in my project to this assembly and then I was able to work with the controls...funny I would have thought dragging and dropping the controls to a form would automatically add the references if they did not already exists.  

    Thanks for leading me to this assembly.

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