Friday, January 04, 2008
About a year ago my team leader asked me to write a control which mimics the behavior of Telerik RadPanelBar for ASP.NET.
I had just finished the development of RadToolStrip so I though “Hmm, a panelbar for WinForms. It shouldn’t be too big of a deal. There is no dragging of toolStripItems, there are no floating forms, the add/remove should be easy to do, etc.
But it turned out that it was a bit harder to do than I anticipated. Several issues popped up shortly after the Q1 2007 release, mostly related to performance and to controls being hosted in the panelbar.