Now that Q1 2012 has been out for a while we have managed to gather some very useful feedback from you on the new stuff that we released with it and with Q1 2012 SP1 it’s time to bring it officially to you. Besides the fine tuning of existing functionality, we are really proud to announce one pretty important and powerful new component that can easily make your application shine: RadHubTile:
This component brings the Windows Phone home screen experience directly to your app without much complexity. It not only covers all native Tile behaviors (animations, layouts etc.) but delivers even new ones.
Another very important part of this release is the Wrap Mode support by RadDataBoundListBox and RadJumpList. With the Q1 2012 release we announced a Beta version of this functionality and immediately got very positive responses from you. We managed to address several issues and now we can proudly say that we support fully virtualized Wrap Layout by our ListBox and JumpList controls.
Last but not least we have extended the Pagination functionality by providing a possibility to define Navigation Mode. Two navigation modes are supported already:
The Direct mode implies that RadPaginationControl will directly go to the item of choice, whereas Adjacent implies one-item-at-a-time advancement based on the direction the user has specified by tapping on the list of pages.
Worth mentioning are also the Popup events that RadDate-/RadTimePicker now expose which you can use to track when the popup of the control has been opened or closed. These controls have also been extended to provide possibility to define a default DateTime value that will be displayed in the popup in case there is no selection in the control.
RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2012 SP1 is already available for download from your account. Go check it out and send us your feedback!