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    Q2 2011 Xaml Tools - RadRichTextBox

    Moving further into our discussion of controls as “tools” that we utilize, we want to take a look at RadRichTextBox and see just how it provides an amazing out-of-the-box rich text editing experience. One of the first questions we often hear when demoing this control to people is “That isn’t Word?”, meaning that our team has done a pretty good job of setting up the control to look and perform like everyone’s favorite Office document editing solution.  Now we can take a look at just how easy it is to get started with “This isn’t Word?” and some of the...
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    Q2 2011 Xaml Tools - RadImageEditor

    In our last post we were discussing the importance of good tools to developers and how they help us to perform tasks like testing, profiling, decompiling, and building applications more quickly.  Today I will take us a little further down this path as I explore one of the new ‘tools’ that we are offering in our Q2 2011 Xaml release – RadImageEditor. A Quick Note I had a few questions directed my way in regards to a line from the last post: “…as well as providing controls that are out-of-the-box “tools” to bring enhanced functionality to your applications.” Let me explain this a little further, as...
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    The Importance of Good Tools

    Making a slight deviation from the more code-happy posts I normally do, I want to take a chance to talk about something which is very important to .Net developers, specifically those of us working in the Xaml space – the importance of tooling in a development environment. (Hint, the above image was edited using a Telerik Xaml tool!) Good Tools As developers, these help us to create better products, internal applications, and websites.  With them we can achieve better results faster, complete with more code coverage for tests and better looking UIs on top of it all, all while making a more efficient...
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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #7 - RadGauge

    Today’s RadControls for Windows Phone 7 MVVM post is brought to you by the smart tag: Now of course you must be wondering why a smart tag is being highlighted?  Great question!  As part of the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7 suite, RadGauge is an integral data visualization component that can be used to show a variety of different information with either a linear or radial gauge model.  Perhaps the best part about RadGauge is that our development team didn’t just publish a quick component with a few properties, rather this versatile control allows you to have as many or...
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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #6 - RadChart

    I definitely hinted at a bit more visual of an example today in my last blog post in the Telerik Windows Phone 7 MVVM Series – so here we are today with the beta of RadChart for Windows Phone and a couple of examples of how these charts aren’t only insanely fast but easy to use for us developers.  We’ve been working with MVVM for a while now, so rather than taking any time to discuss the benefits of this approach or any related goodness, I want to jump right into the viewmodel first so that we can spend more time talking...