Over the past several weeks I started a new video series, called RadTips, which demonstrates how to use specific features of Telerik controls. The first four episodes of the series was dedicated to the new client-side data binding feature of the RadGrid for ASP.NET AJAX. This feature is only available with the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2008, our latest release of the control suite. Each episode showed how to implement a specific RadGrid feature when binding to data on the client. If you haven't had a chance to watch them, I highly recommend taking a few minutes to check them out. Each episode is fairly short (5-10 minutes).
Before I move on to other topics and other controls, I wanted to share one last demo which brings the last four videos together. This demo combines the techniques shown in all 4 episodes into a single grid. While this one is similar in many ways to the existing demo on Telerik.com, it differs in that it uses other technologies. Instead of SQL Server as the data source, this demo uses LINQ to XML and the LINQ Dynamic Query Library to retrieve and page/sort/filter data with the RadGrid. It is available for download in C# and VB, and there is a live demo as well. Enjoy it, and keep watching!
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Iana Tsolova is Product Manager at Telerik’s DevTools division. She joined the company back in the beginning of 2008 as a Support Officer and has since occupied various positions at Telerik, including Senior Support Officer, Team Lead at one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and Technical Support Director. Iana’s main interests are web development, reading articles related to geography, wild nature and latest renewable energy technologies.