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Predefined windows for File Open, Save, and Print ?

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Carl asked on 28 Nov 2009, 05:52 PM
I have looked for, but not yet found, any predefined RadWindows for File Open, File Save, and File Print dialogs. Do they exist? If not, are there any plans to make them available in a future version of RadWindow?

Please see the post by Manfred Lange

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa969773.aspx

at MSDN regarding the existing Microsoft common dialog boxes and the problems with them. I think it would be great if Telerik provided a unified set of predefined windows (including File Open Save and Print) for use with RadWindow.

Thanks.

PS: Note that the remarks by Manfred Lange concerning these standard window dialogs are found at the end of that long MSDN article on common dialog windows.

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Miroslav Nedyalkov
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answered on 30 Nov 2009, 02:25 PM
Hi Carl,

As these dialogs are part of the operating system we prefer not make any of them. Anyway we will log your request and if there is enough demand we will consider researching and doing these dialogs.

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Miroslav Nedyalkov
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answered on 02 Dec 2009, 04:45 PM
I'm curious to know where Telerik "draws the line" between what is considered part of the "operating system" and what is not? Or anotherwords, the "software domain" in which Telerik controls, utilities, and development tools are restricted to living? 

Regardless, here then is a key question:

If professional standard quality user interfaces require a uniform consistent thematic appearance, and if mainstream line of business applications require basic tools like File Open, File Save, and File Print dialogs, then how is it possible for us as developers to build a professional quality LoB application without those basic tools?

I would encourage Telerik to enable us to do so. Or at least to provide guidance on how to enable these basic tools to have a unified appearance similar to the Telerik controls that are used to build other parts of the LoB application.
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Nikolay
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answered on 04 Dec 2009, 01:38 PM
Hello Carl,

Thanks for your questions and sharing your thoughts. I believe we will have an answer to your questions with the Q2 release next year. We are planning to work on a System Colors theme that will be fully consistent with the system colors you are using on your computer, or the color scheme used on the user's pc. I believe that such a theme will resolve the difficulties your are currently facing.

Also, our current themes provide styles for some of the standard controls, like Button, Combo, ListBox, ScrollViewer, CheckBox and RadioButton.

Sincerely yours,
Nick
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answered on 14 May 2014, 05:12 PM
I don't think your guys realize how much effort would be involved in making set a dialog controls for windows that supports every version of Windows. The dialog may seem simple, but it does SO many things, that to re-develop, would be just plain silly.
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