Q: Can I use custom shapes/connectors in Diagram control? A: Yes - customs shapes & connectors are both supported in the Diagram control. Here's how: http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/diagram-custom-shapes-and-connectors.html
Q: Can the Gantt control load data from MS Project export file? A: The RadGantt control can be data bound on the server side (SQLDataSource/XML) or client side (WebService); essentially it is looking for a collections of Tasks & Dependencies. Tasks detailed @ http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/gantt-structure-tasks.html and Dependencies explained @ http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/gantt-structure-dependencies.html. The Gantt control will support import/export from MS Project files in DevCraft Q3 2014 release.
Q: Google or ESRI maps support in RadMap? A: Telerik RadMap allows developers to plug & play with any mapping service that adheres to the OSGeo standards. Bing, OpenStreetMaps and several other providers are supported. However, Google and ESRI provide final products that can be used in web environment. Their services are built-in and further interactions with the internal API to use requested data to populate the RadMap control with Tile Images, Markers or Shapes is a matter related to the legal terms of Google and ESRI. So, RadMaps supporting these mapping providers is pending upon availability of services & legality of licensing constraints.
Q: Will there be upcoming controls for Win RT/Store type apps? A: Yes, coming in DevCraft Q3 2014 release. We're very excited!
Q: Can the RadGantt control only show the tasks & their dependencies? A: The layout of the RadGantt control is detailed @ http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/gantt-structure-layout.html; it is made up of the Treelist view & the Timeline view. You can easily hide the TreeList portion of the RadGantt by:
1. Set the ListWidth property to "0px"
2. Add the following CSS to hide the splitbar:
This will leave only the Timeline portion of the control visible on the page.
Q: Are there plans on bringing the ASP.NET Ajax Map & Daigram controls to UI for Winforms? A: Not in the short term, but we will take it into consideration as the Feedback items for the Map (http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/154/Feedback/Details/111848-add-map-control) and Diagram (http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/154/Feedback/Details/111906-newcontrol-diagraming-control) get more votes.. You can see upcoming UI for Winforms roadmap @ http://www.telerik.com/support/whats-new/winforms.
Q: Can I bring in custom images as Shapes on top of RadMap? A: You can custimize every shape object placed on a RadMap layer by listening in on the shapedCreated event; Fill and Stroke settings allow for adjusting the color, shape, opacity, width etc. Details on customizing Shapes @ http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/map-shapes.html. However, custom images cannot be used as Shapes on top of a RadMap layer.
Q: Can the RadMap control have a background image? A: Yes, just like any other DOM element; markup is entirely up to the developer. We do caution against aggressive background imagery which may impact readability.
Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar. Download the bits from the latest release, grab a trial download if you currently do not have a license and get it a try. Write some cool code and share it with us! We're excited to see what you can do with the cool new features available.
Jeffrey T. Fritz is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.Net and an ASPInsider with more than a decade of experience writing and delivering large scale multi-tenant web applications. After building applications with ASP, ASP.NET and now ASP.NET MVC, he is crazy about building web sites for all sizes on any device. You can read more from Jeffrey on his personal blog or on Twitter at @csharpfritz. Google Profile CodeProject