• .NET Mobile

    RadControls and ASP.NET Ajax 4.0 Preview

    Two days ago Bertrand Le Roy announced the first preview of ASP.NET Ajax 4.0. If you haven't read its roadmap you can check it out here. Lots of cool stuff is coming out - client-side templates, bindings, fluent client-side API (similar to jQuery) and more. Things are a bit hectic here because of the Q2 2008 release. Nevertheless Vlad and I managed to prepare two demo pages demonstrating how to use the client-side templates introduced in the ASP.NET Ajax preview with RadGrid and RadTreeView (yes it was that easy). Both controls are bound to web services and the client-side templates are used to visually customize the...
  • .NET Mobile

    Browser Inconsistencies with Scrolling and Padding

    The other day I was researching a slight RadGrid header and data cell misalignment when using scrolling with static headers. Finally, it turned out that there is a breaking change in the way Firefox 3 treat scrollable elements with an applied padding style. To be more specific, this browser version does not include the padding zone into the scrollable area, and as a result, the inner area of the element becomes smaller. Safari 2 and 3 behave the same way. Here is a very simple testing scenario:   <div style="width:400px">      <div style="width:100px;padding-right:300px;background:orange;overflow:auto">          <div style="width:500px;height:100px;background:yellow">&nbsp;</div>      </div>  </div>      The above HTML code will be displayed by Firefox 3, Firefox 2, IE7, Opera 9 and Safari...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadRotator binding to XML data

    As you already know, the upcoming RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2008 release will add a new control to the suite - the RadRotator. If you are familiar with the RadRotator control from the classic ASP.NET controls suite, you will be glad to know that it is now included in the new Ajax suite as well.   One important change I would like to talk about is how the new rotator works with XML data. The classic rotator control had a property called ContentFile, which allowed the developer to specify a XML file to use as a datasource for the rotator frames....
  • .NET Mobile

    Accessibility and RadEditor

    The following blog post was written together with Rumen Jekov, who is the most experienced support officer at Telerik and has been supporting RadEditor for a number of years now. If you are a RadEditor user, and you contact us, chances are you will be receiving an answer from him. The blog post discusses the accessibility features of RadEditor. While accessibility options were not considered important couple of years ago, things have changed - and will be changing even more in the future. For enterprize customers and governmental institutions accessibility is becoming a top priority, and we have gone at great lengths...
  • .NET Mobile

    Some RadToolTip tips & tricks

    I wrote this blog post together with our support officer Svetlina, who is in charge of answering tickets submitted for RadToolTip, RadSplitter and RadWindow. She has prepared a short list of tips and tricks based on some recurring questions that we have noticed over time. The original tips&tricks list had 12 entries, but some of the solutions were eventually built into the RadToolTip code, so it was reduced to 7 :) We hope this post will be useful to all who try to combine the tooltip with other RadControls and use it in more advanced scenarios that are not always covered in...