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Gary asked on 16 Apr 2014, 07:49 PM
I am evaluating Telerik Winforms tools and am pretty impressed so far.  I am experimenting whether or not to go "all in" with using the Telerik controls in order to take advantage of automatic theming and such.  One of the features of using stock MS controls and Windows is to be able to utilize Drag Once Databinding to auto generate a screen which then allows me to modify the screen in design mode without needing to add each element one by one and then connecting it to the datasource.  I found that I could easily change the default datatypes to use Telerik controls and it works well when using a standard Windows form.  However, when I try to generate the screen elements using RadForm the Data Source window does not give me the option to select either Details or DataGridView in order to drag the datasource onto the form and autogenerate the screen elements.  Any thoughts on what I've done wrong or any work around solutions?  Many thanks....

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answered on 18 Apr 2014, 01:25 PM
Hi Gary,

Thank you for writing.

Currently, RadForm does not support such Drag Once DataBinding functionality. Nevertheless what this feature does is to insert a default .NET grid along with BindingNavigator to your form. If you examine our grid you will notice that it is far more advanced and in the general case you do not need a BindingNavigator, because the grid has built-in functionality for adding, removing and navigating and so on. Also when you select the DataSource for the grid using its SmartTag for example all the needed components are automatically created for you (like in the drag once functionality). More information about this is available in the following article: Tutorial: Binding to DataTable or DataSet.

Nevertheless if you want you can just drag and drop bindingnavigator or data entry and use them along with the grid's binding source.

I hope this helps. Should you have any other questions do not hesitate to ask.
 
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