Transition from Telerik Winforms to UWP Application

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  1. Chandrasekhar
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    Jun 2017

    Posted 15 Jun 2017 Link to this post


    We are examining use of new UWP application as our target for all adopters of Windows 10 as it promises the next generation platform application development. While doing so we are also examining the backward compatibility if UWP controls are used with the previously developed application with Telerik Winforms. We want to if all the controls provided by winforms (Telerik.Wincontrols) are supported by UWP and wonder if there is any comparison document that exists for help in transitioning to UWP. Do the visual components and controls need to be rewritten with UWP paradigms ?  If so are there any guides available for helping in such transition (e.g. one to one map, alternative approaches to missing components etc.). Thank you for your kind help

  2. Dimitar
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    Posted 16 Jun 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Chandrasekhar,

    Thank for contacting us.

    Please note that these are different technologies and there is no easy way to convert WinForms to UWP applications. Currently, the UWP suite only contains about 20 controls and WinForms suite contains more than 100.

    However, there is another solution that will allow you to add your existing applications to the store. The Microsoft Bridge allows you to convert existing applications to UWP: Desktop conversion for UWP apps - Windows app development.

    I hope this will be useful. 

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