• .NET Mobile

    RadDataBoundListBox learns new Data Virtualization techniques

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q2 2011 Beta 1 is already at the doorstep which means that you will be able to have a hands-on experience with everything we have been working on lately. A significant piece of the cake are the new data virtualization capabilities that RadDataBoundListBox adds to its repertoir. We have already announced some of the bits in an earlier blog post and now it is time to reveal the bigger picture of what you will be able to do with this control after the new release. So, we will be adding two more virtualization modes that will provide the same...
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    Integrating your Windows Phone unit tests with MSBuild #6: Conclusion

    March 15, 2011 Share
    It’s been a while since I started this blog post series which describes our approach of integrating and automating the unit test execution with MSBuild thus effectively organizing a Continuous Integration build which aggregates check-ins, builds the projects and runs all unit tests after that. Since there is no out-of-the-box solution to automate Windows Phone unit tests we came up with some not so standard ideas and managed to build our own mechanism. I have described these ideas in a series of blogs summarized below: 1. Introduction and Overview – description of the solution, as well as some explanations of the reasoning behind this approach 2. The...
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    RadDatePicker & RadTimePicker for WP7 get null-value support

    March 02, 2011 Share
    You’ve talked and we’ve listened: as of Beta 2 release of RadControls for Windows Phone 7 the RadTimePicker and RadDatePicker controls support null-value. In other words, you will be able to set the current value to null and display a custom message to your users informing them that there is no value selected in the control at the time: this.radTimePicker1.Value = null; this.radTimePicker1.EmptyContent = "Select time";   There are also two additional properties which are used in this context: EmptyContent – defining the content that will be displayed to the user when there is no value selected in the control EmptyContentTemplate – defining how the empty content will...
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    Integrating your Windows Phone unit tests with MSBuild #5: The Web Service

    February 24, 2011 Share
    It’s been a while since the last blog on this topic but it’s for good: we have been heavily working on our upcoming Beta 2 release. The amount of feedback we received from you was extremely valuable and we managed to address many issues and make our suite more polished than ever. Keep in touch since the official release is coming and we’re very excited to share with you what we wouldn’t practically achieve without your support. Now back on the topic; essentially, this blog covers the last technical aspect of the whole WP7 Unit Test Automation Infrastructure with the last blog...
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    RadDataBoundListBox: Blending UI Virtualization & Smooth Scrolling together

    February 17, 2011 Share
    While developing our QSF application (available on the WP7 Marketplace under the name Telerik RadControls) one of our main goals was to combine our Metro design inspiration and the WP7 OS performance thus creating the ultimate Windows Phone user experience. I must admit that we faced some challenges way back then which greatly expanded our WP7 knowledge, and helped us introduce further performance and memory footprint optimizations in our latest Beta 1 release of our suite. One of the heavily utilized controls in this application is the ListBox control available in the standard Windows Phone toolbox. While this control brings great...