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Visual Studio Extensions

Visual Studio Extensions for Telerik UI for WinForms aim to help developers when creating WinForms Application with Telerik UI for WinForms.

The extensions handle the following major points in the development with Telerik UI for WinForms:

  • Project creation, conversion and configuration – reference management.

  • Project Upgrade - upgrading Telerik UI for WinForms to a new version.

  • Common scenario page creation - aid creating pages with basic scenarios in the usage of Telerik UI for WinForms.

  • Toolbox configuration – select what version of Telerik UI to be populated in the Toolbox.

Visual Studio Extensions for Telerik UI for WinForms are distributed with the Telerik UI for WinForms installer. They can be downloaded and installed as separate product from the Visual Studio Gallery for Visual Studio 2012 and later. The extensions support Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022, handling .NET 2.0+ applications.

The Visual Studio Extensions can be accessed through the Telerik | Telerik UI for WinForms menu which has different menu items depending on the selected project in Visual Studio. The extensions can be accessed through the context menu of a WinForms Application as well.

For Visual Studio 2019 Visual Studio Extensions can be accessed through the Extensions | Telerik UI for WinForms menu:

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No selected project in Visual Studio

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Selected project in Visual Studio is Standard WinForms Application

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Selected project in Visual Studio is Telerik WinForms Application

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When installed, the extensions add several project templates to the New Project dialog of Visual Studio:

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These are available in the language specific nodes of the dialog as well. New Project dialog contains Telerik WinForms Application under both CSharp\Windows and Visual Basic\ Windows nodes.

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