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Visual Studio Templates

The Visual Studio Extensions for UI for WinForms provide an easy way to create a Telerik project from a number of predefined templates. With just a few clicks you can start building a Windows inspired application. Currently, you have the option to choose from the following templates:


The Word-Inspired Template uses the TelerikMetro theme. The outlook inspired templates make use of the TelerikMetroBlue theme.

In this article you will find more information on how to create a project from one of the available templates as well as more details regarding what controls each template contains.

Getting Started

When creating new project, select the needed template as seen on Figure 1.

Figure 1: Select Template

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Word-Inspired Template

The Word-Inspired Template implements Word-like editing experience represented with the Telerik UI for for WinForms controls. It provides a complex integration of controls like RichTextEditorRibbonBar, RadRichTextEditor in an already set up example. It also demonstrates the broad range of editing and formatting capabilities as well as built in specific features of these controls. In fact the Word-Inspired Template is almost identical to the RadRichTextEditor's First Look example in our demo application.

Figure 2: Word-Inspired Template

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Outlook-Inspired Template

In this template we joined the powers of some of the most prominent controls in Telerik UI for for WinForms to create one of the most recognizable applications in the world – Microsoft Outlook. You can easily spot RadGridView, RadRichTextEditor, RadScheduler, RadDock and RadCalendar how blend seamlessly. The Visual Studio template can be used for a quick start of any other business application. The Outlook-Inspired Template is built from two separate templates available in Visual Studio – Outlook-Inspired Mail Template and Outlook-Inspired Calendar Template. They are separated so you can use only the needed functionality in the cases in which you need only the email interface or the calendar one.

Full list of controls used in the Outlook-Inspired Template can be found below:

  • RadRichTextEditor
  • RichTextEditorRibbonBar
  • RadScheduler
  • RadDock
  • RadGridView
  • RadPageView
  • RadTreeView
  • RadCalendar
  • RadToggleButton
  • RadStatusStrip
  • RadTrackBar
  • RadPanel
  • RadRibbonBar
  • RadTextBoxControl
  • RadLabel
  • RadButton
  • TelerikMetroBlueTheme

You can see how the different parts of the template look like on Figure 3 and Figure 4.

Outlook-Inspired Mail Template

The Outlook-Inspired Mail Template can be used separately and it has been integrated as the mail part of the Outlook-Inspired Template. You can see it on Figure 3.

Figure 3: Outlook-Inspired Mail Template

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Outlook-Inspired Calendar Template

The Outlook-Inspired Calendar Template can be used separately and it has been integrated as the calendar part of the Outlook-Inspired Template. You can see how the template looks like on Figure 4.

Figure 4: Outlook-Inspired Calendar Template

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