Adding UI for WPF to the Visual Studio 2012 Toolbox

The following tutorial will show you how to add the Telerik RadControls for WPF to the Visual Studio 2010 toolbox.

Adding RadControls for WPF to the Visual Studio 2012 Toolbox

To manually add Telerik RadControls for WPF to the Toolbox, follow the steps below:

  • Open your application in Visual Studio 2012.

  • Expand the Toolbox (View->Toolbox or use the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+X).

  • Right mouse button click in the toolbox area and choose "Add Tab" from the context menu.

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Add a new tab with name "RadControls for WPF".

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  • Select the "RadControls for WPF" tab in the toolbox. Right mouse button click and select "Choose Items...".

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  • In the "Choose Toolbox Items" dialog, go to the "WPF Components" tab and press the "Browse..." button.

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  • Navigate to the folder where the RadControls DLL files are located. Select the DLL you want to import and press OK or hit Enter.

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If you wonder which control belongs to which assembly, take a look at the main topic about Controls Dependencies.

  • Press OK to include the controls in your toolbox or filter the controls you want to add.

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  • Again expand your toolbox. You will see the newly added controls in the "RadControls for WPF" section.

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After pressing the OK button of the "Choose Toolbox Items", it is possible the "RadControls for WPF" tab in the toolbox to be hidden. If so, press the right mouse button over the Toolbox area and select the Show All command.

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