Questions Regarding Telerik

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  1. Haroon
    Haroon avatar
    38 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2007

    Posted 16 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik,
    First of all congratulations for developing such good components and providing such quick and detailed answers to their questions.
    We have almost finalized our decision to purchase telerik WinForm. In order to finalized the things I need some answers, so that I could confidently represent the component to my clients.

    My queries are as follows:
    1. Once if I purchase telerik license (lets say of Q2 SP1 of 2008) and found some functionality/feature missing after deployment (the software would be  used for about more then 300 machine simultaneously )and later telerik provide me that requirement . How would I upgrade the user system( What I mean is that would the dll replacement accomplish the task [I hope it would :) ] ).
    2. with reference to the previous point if I acquire the license of telerik Q2 SP1 2008 and Telerik upgade itself to Q3 2008 can I sent the new dll to end user machine and the replacement would work fine or not. I am specially asking that because to upgrade the trail version I manually have to uninstall and then install newer version of telerik.
    3. Going through telerik website, I read the enchantments telerik is planning for its Q3 2008 release and I am very very much interested  in Form template and Flicking  reduction features. In Forms I really really want the vista theme, I know its already available theme but right now we find is bit difficult ( We would prefer to avoid xml ), I personally wish that telerik provide "Aurora Theme" [without black title bar]. Regarding flicking that very major concern. Please do some enhancements regarding this. :( I have to use RadToolbar ,  Rad Treeview, RadPanels, Rad Buttons in same form so they may flicker a lot.
    4. Just for information, I want to ask.Do Telerik provide any Zipping / Unzipping component. because I need such component and I would prefer Telerik.
    I wish good luck to telerik and its team.

  2. Nick
    Nick avatar
    767 posts

    Posted 16 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Haroon,

    Thank you for your interest in our controls.

    Let me try to address your questions.
    1. I think that the following KB article will help you with the upgrading process: Updating RadControls for WinForms to another version or license. Deployment of your application will be similar to any other windows forms application referencing dll assemblies. Your exe assembly will have to be initially re-built with references to the new dlls containing our next release. Note that even if you do not use any new functionality you will have to re-built your application with references to the new libraries when you switch to them. 
    2. You will have to deploy your application as a whole - your assemblies referencing some of Telerik assemblies.
      While developing your application in Visual Studio you may change the Copy Local property of each reference that your application uses to true so that dlls are copies to your bin directory together with your exe file. Then you can install your application by just copying the exe and dlls to your client machines (x-copy). If you are interested in installing the controls in the GACs of your client machines you may use gacutils.exe tool or .net windows installer. 
    3. We are happy to share with you that there will be a new black theme in Q3. It looks similar to the Linux Aurora theme.
    4. As for the last one, we do not have nor plan to provide a zip component at this time. If this turns out to be a common request, we will add to our portfolio.

    Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team

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  3. Andrew
    Andrew avatar
    70 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2008

    Posted 16 Apr 2009 Link to this post


    Just a quick note to point out that the link in the reply above appears to be broken, it sounds like it answers my question - so of course I will go an search for the KB article, but you might liek to repair the link for others following my route.

    And also want to thank you for a great set of controls and good response rates.
  4. Nikolay
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    1805 posts

    Posted 16 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Andrew,

    Thank you for the feedback.

    I have updated the link in the Nick's response. I am posting it in my message as well:
    Updating RadControls for WinForms to another version or license.

    I have updated your Telerik points for the feedback. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me.

    Sincerely yours,
    the Telerik team

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