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Paul
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Paul asked on 10 Aug 2017, 03:05 PM

Hi,

I want to use WinForms RadDigram as platform for a gui Editor.
is it possible to add a "normal" control object like button or even an RadChart as RadDiagramShape ?

 

BTW: ist WinForms a right choys for future prooft Projects

 

Besdt Regards
Paul

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Hristo
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answered on 11 Aug 2017, 11:52 AM
Hello Paul,

Thank you for writing.

You can utilize the RadHostItem class and add controls to the diagram shape elements: 
public partial class Form1 : Form
{
    public Form1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
 
        RadDiagramShape shape = new RadDiagramShape()
        {
            Text = "",
            Shape = new RoundRectShape(),
            BackColor = Color.LightGreen,
            Position = new Telerik.Windows.Diagrams.Core.Point(100, 100)
        };
 
        RadChartView chart = new RadChartView();
        RadHostItem host = new RadHostItem(chart);
        shape.DiagramShapeElement.Children.Add(host);
 
        this.radDiagram1.AddShape(shape);
    }
}

Additional information is available here: http://docs.telerik.com/devtools/winforms/telerik-presentation-framework/elements/use-control-inside-an-element.

Regarding your other questions can you please elaborate on it as it is not clear what exactly you are asking.

I hope this helps. Looking forward to your reply.

Regards,
Hristo
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answered on 11 Aug 2017, 12:00 PM

Hi Hristo

 

thanks a lot for that example.

We are looking for the right technology for our the new developements and I want to know if the WinForms is a "future prooft" technology or we should use i.e. WPF or event other type of GUI library

 

best regards

Paul

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Hristo
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answered on 11 Aug 2017, 12:53 PM
Hi Paul,

Thank you for the update.

The choice of technology for future developments is up to you. WinForms and WPF are mature enough to provide a good foundation for creating excellent desktop applications with great user experience.

Considering WinForms, you can refer to our roadmap details of what is about to come in the next release: http://www.telerik.com/support/whats-new/winforms/roadmap. You can also check the release history as we have recently implemented some major tasks, like a map control, built-in high DPI support, a Material theme etc. We are also fixing numerous issues on regular basis increasing the quality of our codebase.

I hope this information was useful. Should you have further questions please do not hesitate to write back.

Regards,
Hristo
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