VB.net DataGridView vs Telerik RadGrid

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gorge asked on 13 Mar 2022, 08:58 PM | edited on 21 Mar 2022, 09:22 AM
I'm currently updating a project that has a mix of Telerik RadGrid and older Ingragistics grids. I'm going to be normalizing all the controls and I'm trying to decide if I should go with only VS controls or if using a controlset like Telerik is still a good practice. The cost of the Telerik controls isn't an issue and overall I'm happy https://xender.vip/ with the functionality they provide. If I stick with Telerik I'm also considering converting all my standard controls to their Telerik counterparts.

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 14 Mar 2022, 12:58 PM

Hello Gorge,

The most notable benefits of using third party controls or at least the Telerik ones, are the following:
  • Bigger number of components that are not presented in the vanilla WPF suite (like RadChartView, RadNavigationView, RadAutoSuggestBox,  RadChat and many more).
  • The provided support service. There are paid support plans that you can use to contact the Telerik support officers. Also, you can post questions in the forums.
  • Dedicated set of help articles and other resources, like demos and SDK examples that are updated regularly.
  • Rich set of themes.
  • Feature extensions for the controls that mimic the vanilla WPF ones (like the native DataGrid vs. Telerik RadGridView) and frequent bug fixes.

Generally speaking, as every other paid product you got a set of additional perks. In any case, the decision to buy a third party library is up to your needs as a developer and your project requirements.

Note that most Telerik resources (like demos and code snippets) are written in C#. However, you can easily translate them to VB.NET using the Telerik Code Converter web app.

I hope that answers your question.

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Martin Ivanov
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