• .NET

    Official Release of RadTimeBar for Silverlight and WPF

    When we rolled out the Q1 2011 release, there was a surprise control that we included in the release as a Beta version – RadTimeBar.  This control is useful for scenarios where you require a birds-eye view of your time-based data, be it sales history, support volume, or any other statistic that you might want to track over a longer period of time. The real value in the RadTimeBar control, however, is in the integration scenarios that it offers with other controls from RadControls for Silverlight and WPF.  By utilizing data-centric controls like RadGridView and RadChart with the RadTimeBar, your “birds-eye view”...
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    RadDragAndDropManager - What's in a Drag Cue?

    Every once in a while a customer will come to us and ask about a particular piece of functionality in one of the RadControls for Silverlight or RadControls for WPF that isn't covered in the demos, documentation, or videos. Just this week, one of the fans on our Telerik Facebook page did just that - specifically asking whether you could use a certain type of layout panel for the drag cue of RadDragAndDropManager.  Normally in a case like this, I want to say "Yeah, it's just a DataTemplate in Silverlight/WPF, so you could do almost anything there!" But we're developers, and code speaks...
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    Make Your Own Live Tiles with RadControls for Windows Phone 7

    Without a doubt one of the coolest features of the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform sits on the home screen in the form of Live Tiles.  For those with lesser mobile operating systems, a Live Tile is a large icon that represents your application on the home screen of a WP7 device that allows for live updates.  Examples of these are seeing Facebook updates pop in for a pinned person on your phone, weather alerts popping up in WeatherBug, or something as simple as your Exchange email rolling up the numbers as new emails come in.  To give an example,...
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    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Are Here - So Now What?

    Now that the official release of RadControls for Windows Phone 7 has shipped, we have been seeing a few questions from both current and potential customers around what is coming next and what to expect from the suite now that it is official.  Luckily, I’ve got some answers for you! First up, now that the suite is official, the official “free lunch” with the RadControls for Windows Phone 7 is officially over.  What does that mean, you might ask?  As it turns out, during both the CTP and both Betas of the WP7 suite we had tons of developer interest, so much so...
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    Using RadControls to Build Windows Phone 7 Applications Webinar Follow-up

    February 14, 2011 Share
    After a long weekend of Windows Phone 7 related goodness (aka, sleepless nights of a-Ha! moments with the satisfaction of being several steps closer to being ready for the marketplace), we're back with another week, another Windows Phone 7 webinar in this current series, and some links and updated information as promised on the webinar last week. Last Week I had the fun job of presenting Using RadControls to Build Windows Phone 7 webinar last Thursday.  The recorded version is now available online at Telerik TV: Using RadControls to Build Windows Phone 7 on TelerikTV As well as soon on SilverlightShow.net at their Webinars...