Compatability with 3rd party controls? HELP!

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  1. Clark
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    Nov 2010

    Posted 20 Nov 2010 Link to this post


    Posted on 1 day ago

    I'm trialing the RadControls for Winforms and I have two technical questions that will determine whether I purchase or not:

    1.  If I decide to use a RadForm in my application, how does the Telerik Presentation Framework handle other 3rd party controls I may want to place on the form?  I want to take advantage of the WFP-like enhanced UI, but I don't want my non-Telerik controls to look different.  Does the TPF automatically adjust the appearance of 3rd party controls on a RadForm?

    2.  One of the issues I've always had in the past when programming WinForms applications that are distributed to end-users is resolution compatability with all of the different possible monitors used.  This has caused cases of wwhere windows are truncated/cropped, or where they appear too small or too large.  Does a RADForm automatically take end-user monitor resolution into consideration and adjust the display of the form size automatically?

  2. Richard Slade
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    Posted 21 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Clark,

    I use some third party controls together with the Telerik ones and I have had no issues at all with the two sitting side-by-side. As all thirds party components are different however, I'd advise trying it with the trial version of the software which you can download from here.

    As to your second question, RadForms behave like all Windows Forms in that they will be at the size you set them to be.

    As above, my advise would be to try out the tools. They are first class and have an excellent set of standard, out-of-the-box functionality that far out-strips standard windows forms, as well as (in my view) the comptetition when it comes to Windows components.

    Let me know if you have any other questions, and I'll do my best to answer them
  3. Jack
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    Posted 22 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Clark Farabaugh,

    Thank you for contacting us. Regarding your questions:

    1. We have not observed incompatibility when using different third party controls. However, we cannot control their appearance and they will look inconsistent when using our themes. So, in order to achieve consistent and professional looking application we suggest using Telerik controls entirely. Please, tell us which controls do you need for your application. We will appreciate this information and it will help us to shape our suite better.

    2.  Our controls rely on the standard sizing mechanism build in MS Windows and glitches may appear when using Windows XP. Nevertheless, such cases are rare and our support is ready to assist when issues appear. 

    I hope this helps. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to write us.
    All the best,
    the Telerik team
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