• .NET Mobile

    Announcing RadControls for Windows Phone Q3 2012 SP1: Revamped DataForm, ListPicker enhancements and many more

    December 12, 2012 Share
    Q3 2012 SP1 comes as a milestone in the development of RadDataForm. This release introduces significant improvements and enhancements in the control making it entirely revamped. The changes are important because they are inspired by our real-life experience with the control while integrating it in our Tasks application for Windows Phone and other smaller projects. Since some significant breaking changes are introduced with the new RadDataForm upgrades, we strongly recommend anyone who uses the control to take a look at the Release Notes for further information. We are also going to update our online help regarding RadDataForm considering the new APIs.
  • .NET Mobile

    Introducing RadDataForm for Windows Phone

    October 20, 2012 Share
    Almost each Windows Phone app implements scenarios in which user input is gathered. These scenarios include designing and implementing Pages with editor controls positioned in a layout panel (mostly stack layouts) with labels above them to describe their purpose and buttons at the end of the page to confirm the input. The validation logic, as well as the synchronization between editors and the properties of the edited object is mostly done manually by handling events, checking input values and setting target properties. Here are a couple of screenshots from our Tasks app demonstrating similar scenarios:   The ‘Edit Task’ and ‘Edit Project’...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone Q3 2012 comes with a new DataForm control

    October 17, 2012 Share
    With the last couple of releases RadControls for Windows Phone suite has become a mature toolset for developing native Windows Phone applications. We've been polishing and extending the product based on your feedback and the expertise we gathered while developing applications like Tasks, Design Templates and Picture Gallery. Thus, we shaped up the product to be exactly what each of you (developers) needs.  So here's what's inside our latest and greatest Q3 2012 release: DataForm A brand new control that makes it easier for you to create input and editor pages for your business entities. Providing flexible validation mechanism and extensive possibilities for customization RadDataForm is a really powerful tool...
  • .NET Mobile

    New control for elegantly picking TimeSpan values on Windows Phone: TimeSpanPicker

    August 02, 2012 Share
    We've received some feedback recently that a control for working with TimeSpan values would be a great addition to the RadControls for Windows Phone suite. Just like the Date- and TimePicker controls that target the DateTime struct, RadTimeSpanPicker implements similar user experience for picking TimeSpan values in Windows Phone applications:   The RadTimeSpanPicker control has an easy-to-use API that allows: Defining selectable value ranges Different formats for the selected value Adjusting the available for selection TimeSpan components in the popup (like whether weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds will be selectable) Using null values Using value steps, i.e. defining different steps (intervals) for the selectable TimeSpan components in...
  • .NET Mobile

    Introducing Item Reorder in RadDataBoundListBox for Windows Phone (video included)

    Being one of the first controls in the RadControls for Windows Phone suite, RadDataBoundListBox has been continuously extended and eventually evolved into a powerful, must-have component for each Windows Phone application. Providing features like Data Virtualization, Multiple Selection, Item Animations, this control can easily be set up to fit into many application scenarios and handle much of the work one would have to do using just the native components. Q2 2012 comes with some further enhancements one of which is the support for reordering the items in the control. The Item Reorder functionality allows your end users to change the position of the items in the...