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Why do we need the Visual Studio Telerik Extension Packages

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ColinBlakey
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ColinBlakey asked on 13 May 2010, 08:31 PM
Hi,

I'm curious as to why we need to have these packages installed into Visual Studio 2010. All I can see is that we have a Telerik menu option with a link to create a new Telerik project. This acts no different to a File, New Project apart from pre-selecting the Telerik options. Running these add-ins (I have all major Telerik toolkits installed) definitely affects my startup time (my machine alas, is not the speed demon it used to be) and you cannot disable these packages via the extension manager, only uninstall the whole toolkit. I'm presuming that there is more in these packages than I have noticed but can we at least allow the option to disable them? I don't create new projects every day but I do run Visual Studio everyday (multiple copies on occasions) and startup lag time can be a little annoying.

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Colin Blakey

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Petar
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answered on 14 May 2010, 10:59 AM
Hello ColinBlakey,

There is way to install the RadControls suite without the VS Extenions. This can be done by choosing "Custom Installation" on the Setup Type dialog. Then you can uncheck the VS Extensions feature from the feature tree.

Currently we are working on the support of enabling and disabling the VS Extensions trough the Extensions Manager and it will be available in the next official release.

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Petar
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