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Chris asked on 08 Mar 2013, 09:05 PM

Which Telerik WinForm controls would you recommend I use to create the status board described below?

 

I want to show a scrum-like status board with four columns (e.g. Pending, In Progress, In Review, and Done).  I'd like to show zero or more "cards" stacked vertically down from the top of each column.  I'm imagining each card to be a user control with an aggregation of 4 or 5 rad controls, perhaps even resembling a small index card.

 

I'd like to bind the status board to a SQL view which contains a record for each "card" and a field on each record indicating the correct column for which that item belongs.

 

I am new to the Telerik controls, and trying to decide which of the many Telerik controls to use to build the status board.  One idea is to have four single column grid controls side-by-side, each bound to the SQL View and filtered on the particular column.  I used this approach in an MS Access prototype.  Grid controls might be overkill, though.  Perhaps side-by-side ListView controls might work if those allow embedded usercontrols.  Or, you might have a much better idea, or point me to other posts that I missed.

 

Note that the entire status board will reside in a resizable panel in an Outlook style application.  Your "OutlookTypeApp.sln" posted elsewhere (http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/winforms/general-discussions/which-controls-should-i-use-for-outlook-type-application.aspx) was very helpful!

Thank you for any help you can give in pointing me in the right direction.

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Jack
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answered on 13 Mar 2013, 01:59 PM
Hi Chris,

Thank you for contacting us.

This is a very custom scenario and none of our controls will fit perfectly. The best option is to create a new custom control which behaves as desired. Please note that it is not a good idea to use a large number of nested user controls. This may cause visual glitches and performance issues. Instead you could use elements based on our presentation framework.

I prepared a sample application with three stack elements that contain boxes like in a scrum dashboard. You can drag & drop them between the columns. Find the project attached here.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
 
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Jack
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answered on 13 Mar 2013, 05:01 PM
Thank you so much.  This is a great start for me, and shows me the tremendous thought you guys have put into your product architecture.  Very nice work. 

Incidentally, in the zipped app you provided I was getting an error on running, but if I just continue on running, the demo works fine and I was able to get what I need.  The error in Visual studio is "BindingFailure was detected" and I attached an image.  Any idea why this is happening?
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Jack
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answered on 14 Mar 2013, 02:40 PM
Hi Chris,

I am glad that I could help. Thank you for your feedback.

Regarding the specified issue, it is safe to ignore it. This exception occurs only when debugging and when all exceptions are enabled. The exception is expected by the .Net framework. Find further details in this KB article.

Should you have other questions, do not hesitate to ask.
 
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Jack
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