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    WCF RIA Services + RadControls for Silverlight Q3 SP1

    December 10, 2009 Share
    For anyone who has been paying attention, Microsoft has announced a fair number of changes and new things for us to play with over the past few weeks, suspiciously all surrounding the PDC conference in LA.  One of the biggest announcements was the Silverlight 4 beta, which I know we're all anxiously playing with, but the other was the (much needed) overhaul to .Net RIA Services, which has been re-branded as WCF Ria Services. So what's in a new name?  Well a host of improvements, but our friend Brad Abrams covered that more than well in his Welcome to WCF RIA Services...
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    MSDN Northeast Roadshow - November 8th, 2009

    December 09, 2009 Share
    Yesterday myself and Carl from the Boston area office attended the MSDN Northeast Roadshow stop in Waltham, MA for a good day of geeky goodness.  Chris Bowen and Jim O'Neil from Microsoft were again on point with informative (and fun!) presentations on the following topics: Something WCF This Way Comes RIA Window: Expression, Silverlight, and MVVM LINQ De-crypted Tales from the Webside- ASP.Net Webforms, Ajax, and more The sessions were action packed (watch out for flying RoadBlocks!) with tons of good info.  While they all rocked, my personal favorite were the looks into WCF and RIA development talks.  The WCF talk covered a walk through why you'd move to...
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    Fairfield / Westchester Code Camp 2009

    November 11, 2009 Share
    So this is not my normal type of post, but I wanted to take a moment to thank the folks over at the Fairfield / Westchester Code Camp for a great time this past Saturday.  They had 24 sessions going over 4 tracks to cover the day, with a lot of great content on everything from my personal favorite, Silverlight, to Azure, F#, Poweshell, and a ton more.  Looking forward to all of the presentations being posted online so I could see some of what I missed.     Telerik was one of the sponsors for this awesome code camp, but aside from...
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    RadControls for WPF/Silverlight Q3 Beta 2 release is live!

    October 19, 2009 Share
    Hey everyone, start your morning off right by heading to your client account and downloading the new beta releases for RadControls for WPF and RadControls for Silverlight. Or you can start at Telerik Labs and work your way from there. :) In our RadControls for WPF suite, you now have access to exciting new controls like RadRibbonBar and first looks at the WPF versions of RadMenu and RadContextMenu.  Check out the browser based demo, or better yet download the beta bits and see it for yourself.  With RadControls for Silverlight, you get updates to RadTileView, RadOutlookBar, RadRibbonBar, and more- all based on community feedback...
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    Quick and painless Byte Array to Image converter for RadGridView for Silverlight

    October 07, 2009 Share
    We received a question today in regards to a binding issue with RadGridView, or rather an issue with an Image in a custom cell template that the customer was trying to bind to a custom value.  They had the basic setup right: <DataTemplate>    <Image Source="{Binding ImageData}" /> </DataTemplate> But something wasn't quite working right.  After doing a little digging, we found that they weren't sending a URI to the Image but rather a byte array.  Unfortunately, the Image control in Silverlight doesn't quite know how to pick up on this so you need to convince it- with a converter. With a little bit of coding...