• .NET

    3D in Silverlight from Telerik

    February 10, 2009 Share
    It’s an absolute pleasure to share some bit of good news with all our customers and fans. One of our secret Telerik Labs projects is shaping up pretty well. As the title suggests, its a homebrew Silverlight 2 3D engine with perspective and lightning (more features are in the works). Since the movie Pink Panther 2 is coming out soon we decided it will be cool to show off the technology with our own 3D Silverlight pink panther. Enter the panther! (Click the picture to start the demo) While this is only a pink panther you can probably imagine the slick products this...

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    WPF / Silverlight: RadChart and MVVM

    February 05, 2009 Share
    While reviewing the daily portion of blog posts today one article at Delay’s blog here caught my attention – customizing the MS chart control via re-templating and the MVVM design pattern in order to achieve different colorization of the bar series items in a single series. We have discussed similar functionality some time ago but it seemed like a very non-mainstream scenario and based on our experience with the ASP.NET / WinForms chart it was rarely requested feature so we decided we can go without it for the time being. However, once I read the article I started thinking what it would...
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    Tracking down memory leaks in WPF and Silverlight

    February 05, 2009 Share
    As a component vendor we need to be extra cautious about the quality of the code we ship. Design, presentation, performance etc. are all very important for us. One item that is often overlooked in the .NET community is memory leaks. It is a quite a precarious issue, because most people believe that in the managed world it is not possible to have a memory leak. Well, if you thought so you are in for a surprise. The idea of the blog post is not to explain what memory leaks are, how the garbage collector works and so on. These things...

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    Simulating a layout transform for text in Silverlight 2.0

    January 23, 2009 Share
    The Telerik charting team is hard at work on making our WPF chart compatible with Silverlight. In the process we are faced with numerous limitations of SL. One of the more cunning problems I’ve faced was the fact that there are still no layout transforms available which leads to some wacky problems when you try to rotate text. Let’s assume a very simple layout consisting of a single grid with two columns, one with width=”auto”  and the other with width=”*”. The first column contains a string of text. Here is how it looks before any transforms are applied: <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="SkyBlue"> ...

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    Custom format strings and DateTime support in RadChart for WPF

    December 04, 2008 Share
    One of the most common requests we got after the Q3 2008 release was to improve our label customization. Well I believe many of you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that we will most certainly deliver on those expectations for the Q3 SP1 release and then some! This news is really twofold. The first part is the support for custom format strings in our axis and series items labels. What this means is that with the SP1 release of RadChart for WPF you will be able to apply all .NET supported standard numeric format strings. The easiest way to enable...