• .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone Q2 2012 is here!

    This is our sixth release already and we are very excited about it since it brings some really great stuff on the table, including a very important effort that elevates our suite to an entirely new level. Because details are what matters, I am starting right now with what’s new in the Q2 2012 box: Metro Design Templates for building great Windows Phone applications. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like: a really thick stack of ready-to-use page templates that provide implementation for common scenarios and are compatible with the Metro Design Guidelines. Powered by a fully integrated Visual Studio...
  • .NET Mobile

    Announcing RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2012 SP1

    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...
    March 21, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    Wrap Layout + UI Virtualization = RadDataBoundListBox for WP

    The standard Silverlight for Windows Phone ListBox, as many of you already now, can be easily tuned to use a different Items Panel from the standardized Stack Panel. This is a really very powerful feature that many of pointed out was missing in RadDataBoundListBox. Since the WrapPanel is another commonly used layout panel in the ListBox context, many of you asked for similar feature in RadDataBoundListBox provided that it further extends to supporting the powerful UI virtualization approach that we already use in our control. Some time ago Georgi Atanasov from my team gave a very thorough explanation of how to mimic a Wrap Layout...
    February 20, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    Announcing RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2012

    Welcome to this milestone release for RadControls for Windows Phone, as it brings the suite to a whole new level - fully embracing the concept of Rapid Application Development. This is actually our first release which includes not only classic UI components, but also infrastructure that helps you implement and integrate very common scenarios used throughout mobile applications.                     But let’s just skip the  lengthy introduction and move directly to the unpacking. I’ll start with the entirely new components that are available now: RadPaginationControl – a really powerful approach to deliver rich content presentation in your WP application. This control allows you to enable...
    February 16, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    Horizontal Scrolling in RadDataBoundListBox now available

    RadDataBoundListBox has been continuously developed and extended with new features like Item Animations, CheckBoxes support, Data Virtualization support etc. We have also fine-tuned its performance so that it perfectly fits in an environment of limited memory and CPU resources what a mobile phone is. You can see here a real-world scenario based comparison between RadDataBoundListBox and a standard ListBox control putting both UI Virtualization approaches head to head. With Q1 2012 Beta we are introducing an entirely new feature which also paves the way for a more complex and performance-optimized Wrap Virtualization Layout: Horizontal Scrolling. A nice example is available in our Demos app...
    February 02, 2012