• Mobile

    Incremental loading with RadDataGrid in your Windows 8.1 XAML app

    Fast and fluid experience is one of the most important characteristics of a Windows 8 application. However, when dealing with large amount of data, it is not always possible to get the entire data set downloaded and visualized in a fast and fluid manner. Such scenarios call for a more incremental (sequential) data loading approach and with our Q3 2013 release RadDataGrid makes this task easy to implement.
    December 18, 2013
  • Mobile

    Controlling current culture in your XAML Windows Store apps

    When building an application for Windows 8 we find the same known feature for Globalization through the CultureInfo.CurrentCulture and CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture properties, used in many cases where it comes to using culture-specific strings, formatting dates, numbers, etc. And while developing, you might be surprised that, in the common scenario, the current culture does not derive from the OS culture for the current machine. Then, how the current culture is resolved? It turns out that there is a way to get the correct OS UI culture. To understand the process I will start from a blank app and modify it for our needs. Package.appxmanifest default language When...
    September 26, 2012
  • .NET

    Creating custom drag arrow in Silverlight

    Since Q3 2011 we have changed the default drag API used. It allows creating more complex scenario as well as building MVVM friendly drag behaviors. However, it does not support drag arrow which, although not very popular feature is still used. Thus, when arrow was required, we have suggesting using legacy execution mechanism. In this blog I will write how to create your own drag arrow using DragDropManager events. So, basically we will use AddDragInitialize, GiveFeedback and DragDropCompleted to create and control the arrow. We also use Popup to display it on the screen. The arrow itself is located in Arrow...
    January 23, 2012
  • .NET

    Using commands with RadDragAndDropManager for WPF and Silverlight

        In this post I will demonstrate how to extend the Drag Drop functionality of the RadDragAndDropManager adding command support by using the attached behaviors extensibility. That way one can easily move the logic for the operation from the code behind into your model and work only with the Data object. To demonstrate the idea I will use scenario where items are being dragged between ListBoxes.   The behavior transforms the Drag Drop events into commands. It exposes the following properties: - DragCommand – executed when dragInfo event is raised. - DropCommand – executed when dropInfo event is raised. - DragCueTemplate – data template that defines the dragcue...
    December 15, 2010