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The Financial Face of RadChart for Windows Phone
The Q3 2011 BETA release of RadControls for Windows Phone is on its way (expected within several days) and I cannot wait to share what’s new in our charting component. Along with several important bug fixes reported by our users, two brand new series that bring the financial charting to your applications are included. Candlestick series According to Wikipedia, these series are used primarily to describe price movements of derivatives or currency over time. Supporting true UI virtualization, the series are capable of displaying thousands of data points. Using the Pan-And-Zoom behavior you can move through the timeline to a certain time slot...
October 24, 2011
RadChart for Windows 8 WinRT – Taking its First Breath
This is part three of the RadChart for WinRT blog series. For more information please refer to the other parts of the series: Part one - A Prelude Part two - The Compilation Okay, we have already compiled our Windows Phone Chart under WinRT (refer to the previous post). The whole process went pretty straightforward and took less than an hour. Now, let’s move on with setting-up a demo project with a simple chart in it to verify the compilation and to check for some hidden exceptions. The steps are well familiar: File->New Project->Visual C#->Windows Metro Style->Application. Adding the reference to our freshly compiled...
October 13, 2011
RadChart for Windows 8 WinRT – The Compilation
This is part two of the RadChart for WinRT blog series. For more information please refer to the other parts of the series: Part one - A Prelude Part three - Taking its First Breath Now that we have successfully ported our Windows Phone Chart to WinRT I will share some tips and tricks about the whole process and what is different compared to Silverlight and WPF regarding code behind and XAML compilation. Code behind namespaces Both logical and visual tree hierarchies of Dependency Objects now reside in new namespaces and the old ones like System.Windows.Controls do not exist. This automatically breaks any existing C#/VB code. SL/WPF UI namespaces...
October 07, 2011
RadChart for Windows 8 WinRT – A Prelude
This is part one of the RadChart for WinRT blog series. For more information please refer to the other parts of the series: Part two - The Compilation Part three - Taking its First Breath Now that the early bits of WinRT – the new Windows 8 development platform are out, we (at Telerik) are eager to explore this whole new world that awaits us - the opportunities it offers and the challenges to be faced. I would like to elaborate a bit more on how we feel about this new world. We are strong believers that a programming language is only a tool used...
September 29, 2011
Palette support in RadChart for Windows Phone
We are working hard to improve our charting component for Windows Phone 7 and to make it more and more feature-rich. And we are happy to share that as of Service Pack 1 of the Mango build of our tools, RadChart gets “Palette” support. A Palette may be thought of as a collection of brushes that define the look-and-feel of chart series and data points. The API is quite flexible and allows you to create custom palette or to select from the built-in ones. Two predefines palettes are currently available – Contrast and Warm. To simplify the usage we have created a smart...
September 21, 2011
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