• .NET Mobile

    Gauges design-time gallery for Windows Phone

    The Beta 2 release of our Windows Phone controls is here, it brings a bag of improvements to the existing controls and one of these improvements is a design-time gallery for the gauges. The need for a design-time gallery arose when we were creating the examples in our QSF application. It turned out that creating a full gauge design was more tedious than it looked at first. The gauges have a lot of functionality to tweak and this directly translates to a lot of XAML. After the first two or three implemented designs we thought "Oh my, we have to do something about writing...
  • .NET Mobile

    Gauge components for Windows Phone beta

    The first beta release for our Windows Phone controls is here and along with the jump-list, super-fast list box, data engine and the mandatory controls polish we also managed to squeeze in some completely new gauge components.   The gauges for windows phone more closely resemble a miniature library of classes rather than single reusable components because there are so many properties to tweak. It makes no sense to try and encapsulate all of this flexibility in a single object with some properties. During the design-phase of the gauges a few questions popped up the most important of which is, of course, what exactly...
    February 04, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7: Introducing RadWindow

    Graphical user interfaces are rife with popups and messages springing from every direction in order to notify users of important information. The Windows Phone 7 experience is no different and RadWindow is here to provide this functionality. Currently the toolkit for windows phone development provides a Popup control out of the box, so why bother writing a window from scratch? The main reason is that the stock popup is not hardware accelerated, that is, animations on UI elements displayed on it are executed on the UI thread, it doesn’t matter if the animation is a simple double animation, if you...
    November 15, 2010
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls For Windows Phone: Using RadPickerBox

    RadDatePicker and RadTimePicker have a lot of basic common functionality. One of the components that provide some of this common functionality is RadPickerBox. It is a very basic control designed to provide an easy way for users to display some content, just like ContentControl :
    November 03, 2010