Telerik Announced Updated Beta Version of Visual Style Builder for RadControls for WinForms

Telerik, a leading vendor of development tools and user interface components for the Microsoft .NET Platform, announced the Beta release of its reengineered Visual Style Builder – a desktop-based, fully functional UI customization tool that enables easy, point-and-click modification of skins and themes for RadControls for WinForms. The updated Visual Style Builder gives developers complete control over the appearance of their WinForms applications allowing them to create new themes and custom skins in minutes.

“We knew that creating a new theme, or even tweaking an existing theme took days, so naturally we had to change that,” says Vassil Petev, Unit Manager of the WinForms team. “I like to think of the new Visual Style Builder as Expression Blend, but for Windows Forms – it reduces the development time to the absolute minimum. Since no development experience is required, a designer can also customize RadControls skins and themes in an instant, which was not possible before. We are very glad that we will provide our WinForms customers with this unique tool.”

The new version considerably reduces the time needed for creating and applying themes across RadControls for WinForms. Without having to write complex code and know the essentials of Telerik RadControls for WinForms you can create custom skins and style elements with a simple drag-and-drop action.

What’s more, all generated skins and styles can be automatically saved and reused on other controls. Thus, Telerik Visual Style Builder not only saves significant development time but also assures the uniform look and feel of your WinForms applications.

Visual Style Builder for WinForms will be officially available as part of the RadControls for WinForms suite, and online directly from via virtualization.



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