NEWTON, MA, 5 June, 2007– Telerik today announced that RadControls for WinForms has been selected as a finalist for the Best of Tech•Ed 2007 Awards conducted by Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine and Office & Sharepoint.com
"The field included more than 260 entries and after technically evaluating all of the entries, we chose finalists based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and the value to the customer," said Michael Otey, Technical Director for Windows IT Pro.
RadControls for WinForms is the first suite of Vista-style User Interface components.
The product is inspired by the capabilities of Microsoft’s new framework for Windows interface development, called Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
Put simply, the product allows developers to build rich interfaces, which have the look and feel of Vista/WPF, but run on Windows XP. RadControls for WinForms offers previously impossible capabilities like scaling, rotation, animation effects, transparency, alpha blending, etc.
The direct benefit for developers is the fact that they can use existing familiar technology, namely Windows Forms, and do not need to learn the new development paradigm of WPF. In addition, no extra hardware costs have to be incurred, since RadControls runs on Windows XP/Windows Server 2003. End-users on the other hand will benefit from the much more appealing and interactive Vista-like interfaces, which are ultimately going to become widely accepted in the near future.
Additionally, at TechEd 2007 Telerik presented the latest additions to its product line, namely the first official version of Telerik Reporting, a brand new suite built on top of ASP.NET AJAX and the first UI suite for Microsoft Silverlight showcased on www.silverlight.net.
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