Since start of RadControls for Ajax.net, this has not been improved, I don't know why.
It seems we still have to work in codebehind to say I don't want the Add New button, but want the command Item without using a template necessitating a large rework (not skin support in CommandItemTemplate, etc) , isn't it ?
More on command item: the various ShowExportToxxxButton
are not recognised by intellisence(certainly a missing declaration) but this is not a show stopper.
What I woul expect would be to be able to write code like this:
|<CommandItemSettings RefreshText="<%$ Resources:ADNCRM,ORDER_VIEW_REFRESH %>"
| ShowExportToExcelButton='<%# (ShouldExport2XL) %>' />
but Visual Studio states that this kind of binding is not ok for radGrid ?
Eliminating all these small 'logical' patches would be a target for Telerik.
Product is good but has to be improved for existing features also.