Project Description
The Telerik CAB Enabling Kit provides seamless integration of Telerik RadControls for WinForms with the Composite UI Application Block (CAB). It is well suited for enterprise applications, and helps developers with using the best practices and patterns.

The Telerik CAB Enabling Kit (TCEK) for WinForms can be used to develop smart-client line-of-business applications such as OLTP (online transaction processing) front ends for data entry applications; rich client portals to back-end services like government or bank teller applications; UI-intensive stand-alone applications such as those used by call center staff, IT support desks or stock traders.

Telerik CAB Enabling Kit for WinForms in a nutshell
The Telerik CAB Enabling Kit for WinForms provides seamless integration of RadControls for WinForms with the Composite UI Application Block (CAB) and its underlying infrastructure. The Telerik CAB Enabling Kit includes a set of Workspaces, UIElementAdapters, CommandAdapters, and CAB Application Classes for selected Telerik WinForms controls to help developers use common practices and patterns when building visually appealing and productive enterprise applications, such as those used by call center staff, IT support desks or stock traders.



With the Telerik CAB Enabling Kit you can
  • Easily develop smart client applications with renowned packages like RadControls for WinForms, the Composite UI Application Block framework, and Visual Studio 2010;
  • Add enterprise-grade components with rich visual styling to your existing CAB applications by using RadControls for WinForms;
  • Build complex, enterprise-ready Windows Forms solutions, based on common patterns and practices found in line-of-business front-end applications.

What’s in the package
The CAB kit contains all needed wrappers to start using RadControls for WinForms with the CAB framework right away. It also comes with documentation and a reference application to decrease the learning curve and to help you quickly get you up to speed.

Supported Telerik WinForms components:
Workspaces
  • RadDockWorkspace
  • RadPageViewPageWorkspace
  • RadFormMdiWorkspace
  • RadTabbedMdiWorkspace

UIElementAdapters
  • RadCommandBarUIAdapter
  • RadItemCollectionUIAdapter
  • RadMenuUIAdapter
  • RadMenuItemsCollectionUIAdapter
  • RadRibbonBarUIAdapter
  • RadTreeViewUIAdapter
  • RadTreeNodeUIAdapter

CAB Application Classes
  • RadWindowsFormsApplication
  • RadFormShellApplication
  • RadApplicationContextApplication

Documentation
You can also download the documentation from here

Sample application with RadControls for WinForms and CAB
The Telerik CAB Enabling Kit for WinForms solution comes with two sample applications - Finance and BankTeller. The finance application is modeled after the famous WPF WoodGrove Finance Application. It uses the CAB framework and all supported Telerik controls.

The Telerik Commitment to supporting CAB
Being one of the first vendors to provide support for the CAB and the SCSF, Telerik is strongly committed to provide seamless and easy integration with the CAB infrastructure. To make the integration more robust and trouble-free, Telerik developed the CAB Enabling Kit for Windows Forms and released it as an open source project, hosted on CodePlex. This ensures that new adapters are added constantly by the community, and that the project is extended regularly.
The project is fully supported by Telerik and is updated with each new Telerik release (at least 3 times per year) to guarantee that the latest Telerik versions are supported. All change sets and updates submitted on CodePlex are considered for inclusion when updating the main project.

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Last edited Aug 13, 2015 at 10:33 AM by checho_85, version 17