RadTabbedForm: After upgrade from trial to paid product - wacked

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Doug asked on 25 May 2022, 04:36 AM

I upgraded from a trial version to a paid version. In doing so Telerik put my WinForms project thru an upgrade process. Most of my forms make use of the RadForm. In those cases I can tell that the formatting is slightly different ... but nothing that causes pain.

In contrast, I have a RadTabbedForm that I have invested much time in. It has many controls on various tabs. (Kinda the point of such a control.)

This "upgrade" has:

  • made the forms dimensions at least 1.5 times bigger
  • spaced out the controls considerably
  • messed up the alignment
  • labels are not alignable when you group them and choose left-align or right-align.
  • buttons appear to be within yet another container (same kind of alignment mess as the labels)

I'm far from new to the software development game and understand some pains with upgrades. Unless there is a relatively simple adjustment that can be made to resolve this form, this "upgrade" will have been a waste of my time and my client's money.

Does anyone have any direction as to how best resolve these type of issues without throwing the work away?

Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Principal
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commented on 25 May 2022, 04:58 AM

Hello, Douglas,

I am really sorry to hear that you are experiencing any difficulties with the Telerik UI for WinForms suite. However, please have in mind that the code is identical for the trial and licensed version if the the exact version is still the same. According to the provided information, it seems that your application is probably declared as DPI aware. As a result, all RadControls will scale their UI elements in accordance to the current DPI settings automatically. I would recommend you to have a look at the following help article which is quite useful on this topic: https://docs.telerik.com/devtools/winforms/telerik-presentation-framework/dpi-support 

In order to produce as good layout as possible when running your application on monitors with different DPI scaling, it is important to have some thoughts in mind before you start designing the application: HDPI Tips and Tricks.

If case you are still experiencing any further difficulties, it would be greatly appreciated if you can provide some screenshots illustrating the before/after difference. In addition, it would be very essential to specify what is the DPI scaling on your monitor. What is the exact Telerik version that you are using? Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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commented on 25 May 2022, 05:30 AM

Spot on direction. Thank you.

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