• .NET

    Structured Content Editing with RichTextBox for Silverlight/WPF

    Or How to Store Semantic Information In Documents Through Custom Annotations When we develop RadRichTextBox’s API, we always try to make it as extensible as possible. One of the most popular demands was the option to store “meta” information about parts of the document which is not directly visible by the user. The technique that most developers attempted to implement was to extend the document model and use custom document elements (Spans, Paragraphs, etc.). This approach, however, is not quite reliable, because RadDocument controls the lifecycle of all document elements while editing the content in RadRichTextBox and the document structure is only...
    March 06, 2012
  • .NET

    What's New in the RichTextBox for Silverlight/WPF?

    The first release of 2012 is already a fact and even though this Q has been shorter due to the shift in the release dates which Todd Anglin blogged about, we managed to include some long-awaited improvements and new features. The first and most important change is that RadRichTextBox now supports multiple sections in the document. To see how it works, you can open the Silverlight demo, choose the Page Layout tab from the RibbonUI and click “Breaks”. Inserting a section break will split the current section into two, providing the option to format the two parts differently. Section breaks are extremely...
    March 05, 2012
  • .NET

    Introducing PDF Viewer for Silverlight/WPF

    The long-awaited 2012 Q1 with the first official version of RadPdfViewer is already a fact! This is also the first release of the control for WPF, so don’t forget to check it out in the demos if you have missed it: WPF and Silverlight. A big “Thank You” to all who tried using RadPdfViewer for Silverlight when it was still in a beta stage for providing such a valuable feedback on the control! We have come a long way with your help and hope that you will enjoy the improvements that the first official version brings out. For the past few months after...
    February 29, 2012
  • .NET

    Under the Hood of RadImageEditor for Silverlight and WPF

    Introduction In one of the previous blog posts, we gave you a quick overview of how to use RadImageEditorUI to add a basic image editor to your application in a few simple steps. However, there is often a need for more customized image editing capabilities, in which case you can use the bare-bone RadImageEditor control. It doesn’t force a specific UI, so you can choose one that will best integrate in your application. Whereas RadImageEditorUI contains all the UI you need from a basic image editor, RadImageEditor consists only of the image that is being edited. It has an API that...
    July 20, 2011
  • .NET

    Revealing hidden features of Multilevel Lists in RadRichTextBox for Silverlight & WPF

    If you have taken a look at the blog post about the new features introduced in the latest Q1 2011 and have taken a liking to the multilevel lists, you should definitely read this one. It will give you some insight on the usage of the options that come out of box and some information on how you can extend them to suit the purposes of your project. In case you are in the habit of starting reading from the end, you can preview the Silverlight demo to see the lists in action. You should note that there are buttons both in...
    April 14, 2011