Based on prior experience with past new releases of Telerik's Winforms controls, I uninstalled Q1 2008 prior to installing Q2 2008. All went well with the uninstall of the old and the install of the new.
Upon completion of the installation, I opened a sample Telerik project I'd downloaded a couple days ago that had NOT worked properly with Q1 2008 (this was related to http://www.telerik.com/support/kb/article/b454K-bagd-b454T-a-b454c-a.aspx
) After the install of Q2 2008, (and after removing and re-adding Telerik references) that project worked as promised in this thread: http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/thread/b311D-bkccac.aspx
) Also note (and this will become more important later) that the RadGridView was still visible
in the designer.
THEN, I opened my client's solution which contains 6 projects. Errors everywhere. Okay fine... first thing to check is references. While the reference path was the same as it had been for the Q1 2008 controls, the version number had changed from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. That's right and yet I had compile errors galore where previously I had none. So... I went through and removed the 4 Telerik references I had in each of those 6 projects and re-added them. All the compile errors went away. Life was good... So I ran the solution...
It ran successfully. BUT... First thing I noticed was that my RadGridView themes went from "blue" to "black" (I'd chosen the "Telerik" theme for nearly all of the Telerik controls in this solution). I ignored that for the time being and went to test something more critical which had supposedly been fixed on the RadGridView. I found that it had indeed been fixed. I then stopped the solution to investigate the sudden change in "look" (blue to black theming on the grids and also incorrect theming appearing on RadButton, RadComboBox and RadTabStrip controls.
I opened one of my existing forms containing all 4of the aforementioned Telerik controls in designer mode. The RadButton, RadComboBox and RadTabStrip controls appeared but not ONE RadGridView appears! Where did they go? The app runs! The grids appear at run-time but not design-time! The RadButton, RadComboBox and RadTabStrip, while wrong in styling, still appear in design-mode!
I clicked on a SmartTag for a RadComboBox and selected the "Theme Name" dropdown. Where before I had several choices, I'm now down to "Control Default" and "Reset". Where did the other themes go?
The disappearance of themes is annoying but relatively minor when compared with the complete disappearance of the RadGridView from the designer! You've just brought a critical project to a standstill! I use those grids on the majority of the forms in my solution and they drive a lot of functionality!