On Tuesday June 30, Telerik hosted the DevCraft Q2 2015 Release webinar packed with new developer toys. Our three .NET amigos, Michael Crump, Ed Charbeneau and Sam Basu, thoroughly enjoy talking to fellow developers and hope you enjoyed all that’s new for you. Let’s recap a little.

First, huge thanks to everybody who joined our webinar, taking time from your busy day. Hosting thousands of developers in a live webinar always runs the risk of running into technical issues, thankfully everything was smooth. And just as promised, the webinar was recorded in its entirety, you can catch the replay at the bottom of this post.

Demos & Resources

If you wanted to catch up on some of the content we used during the webinar, here are some resources that you may find helpful. Each of our experts have shared their most important resources below.

Michael Crump:

  1. What’s New Desktop & Mobile
  2. Xamarin List View
  3. WPF Desktop Alert

Ed Charbeneau:

  1. What’s New for ASP.NET AJAX
  2. RadEditor - Adaptive Behavior Demo
  3. Light weight rendering - performance optimizations planned for Q3 2015
  4. ClientExportManager - PDF Multi Page Export Demo
  5. HtmlChart - Visual Templates Demo

Sam Basu:

  1. What’s New - UI for ASP.NET MVC
  2. MVC Demos
  3. What’s New - Kendo UI
  4. Kendo UI Demos
  5. UI for WinForms - What’s New
  6. WinForms Demos
  7. UI for Windows Universal | What’s New
  8. Windows Universal Demos
  9. Report Server | Info
  10. JustCode | What’s new

Prize Winners

A Telerik webinar wouldn’t be complete without some epic swag to give away. We’re please to announce our two winners.

Best Feature Request: Vincent Bortone

Feature Request: SSRS RDL to Telerik Report server conversion.

Vincent, we hope you build some amazing apps for your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6.

Best Question: Ben Fox

Do you provide any inbuilt option in the Kendo UI scaffolding project to prevent SQL injection?

Kendo UI Scaffolding generates standard Entity Framework-style CRUD code against your Model. While inputs are parameterized, ultimately this depends on the security between your Model-Database or ORM layer.

Ben, we can’t wait to see what you do with your new Apple watch!

Q&A

And a great big thanks to everyone who participated in our Q/A and feature request submissions. Here’s some of the awesome questions we received.

AJAX

Can the Client Export Manager function export content to Excel and PowerPoint format?

No, we currently support popular image formats like jpg, png and also svg, or pdf. You can make suggestions for PowerPoint and other formats at feedback.telerik.com.

Can I set the render mode for individual controls?

Yes, you can set the render mode at three levels. Per control instance, per control type (web.config) or all controls (web.config).

These ASP.NET AJAX controls HTML5?

Yes, when light weight rendering is enabled, we use HTML5 elements when they are appropriate. If you want your app to be up to date with modern web practices, consider using Light Weight rendering whenever possible.

Xamarin

Is ListView for Xamarin.Forms only available on iOS and Android?

Yes. Feel free to add this as a feature request on feedback.telerik.com.

How can Telerik DevCraft help me to design applications in C# or VB and deploy it on Windows (8 and Windows), Android and iOS?

This is where you will want to look at UI for Xamarin for WP, Android and iOS. You will also want to look at UI for Windows Universal for Windows 8.1.

WPF

What is the difference between RadAlert and RadDesktopAlert shown earlier?

RadAlert is a modal dialog window that gets visualized during user interaction with the interface. It prevents the user from accessing the rest of the program’s interface until it gets closed. RadDesktopAlert will display as a small notification window on a predetermined location and gets automatically closed after the elapsing of specific duration.

For the previous demo on Desktop Alert, can I use any icon image that I want to use or is the icon predefined?

You can use any icon that you want.

Where can I find WPF demos that contain samples for MVVM or individual controls and features?

https://github.com/telerik/xaml-sdk/

Native Controls

Does native iOS support include apple watch?

You can use our native iOS on AppleWatch! http://www.telerik.com/blogs/send-data-to-apple-watch-with-core-data-and-telerik-ui-for-ios-in-swift

Does your native controls for iOS work with iOS 9 and specifically Swift.

Yes, more detail can be found here. http://www.telerik.com/blogs/telerik-ui-for-ios-works-flawlessly-with-ios-9-beta

UI for ASP.NET MVC

Is there a RadEditor in ASP.NET MVC controls?

Yep, and it is fully responsive. Details @ http://www.telerik.com/aspnet-mvc/editor.

Will the UI for MVC Wrapper be re-written as ASP.NET TagHelpers?

We’re looking at ASP.NET 5 development actively and will have supported frameworks ready when MSFT reaches RTM. We are considering some of our MVC wrappers to be able to render widgets through TagHelpers.

Does Kendo UI Scaffolding provide built-in support to prevent SQL Injection attacks?

Kendo UI Scaffolding generates standard Entity Framework-style CRUD code against your Model. While inputs are parameterized, ultimately this depends on the security between your Model-Database or ORM layer.

UI for WinForms

The new WinForms control looks very cool and we can’t wait to integrate this. Are there limitations to what controls can be housed inside?

Nope, no limitations. The Layout control is just a parent container.

Can you add Client Export Manager to WinForms suite? It’s a great way to export WSYIWYG from screen to PDF?

Great suggestion! We’ll look into it.

General

How do I convince my boss to get the awesome Telerik controls included in various DevCraft products? He is anti-third party.

Do a simple cost-benefit analysis. It takes Telerik years of engineering effort and hundreds of developers to create the performance-optimized UI controls. What’s the cost of building it all yourself and reinventing the wheel? You can ship quicker with tools you know are top-notch and support you can trust. In other news, if you are too frustrated, come work for us. :)

Keynote Recording

So, in case you missed the DevCraft Q2 Release webinar or if you just want to relive the moment, the video recording is up on YouTube.

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Congratulations to all of our winners.

We can’t wait to see what you build with the new products and feature enhancements now available in Telerik DevCraft. Make sure to get the latest bits. Have fun and happy coding!


Ed Charbeneau is a Developer Advocate for Telerik
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Ed Charbeneau

Ed Charbeneau is a web enthusiast, speaker, writer, design admirer, and Developer Advocate for Telerik. He has designed and developed web based applications for business, manufacturing, systems integration as well as customer facing websites. Ed enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology, and admiring great design. Ed's latest projects can be found on GitHub.

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