“Fast and fluid UX” is the backbone of the Windows 8 design paradigm. Touch-friendly, highly responsive and intuitive applications are now standard and we, at Telerik, are aiming high to strictly follow these standards and paradigms when building our RadControls for Windows 8 suite.

RadGrid (XAML, HTML) is one of the major components within the suite and as such it provides many various UX aspects and covers lots of major user scenarios. One such major scenario is enabling users to filter the initially displayed data. As with data grouping, RadGrid provides unique yet elegant and intuitive User Interfaces, optimized for touch, that allow users to quickly locate one or more records, corresponding to certain criteria within the grid. The good news is this UX is available for both XAML and HTML platforms, allowing you to focus on your app’s business logic no matter of the preferred technology.

But enough with the words, let’s see this filtering in action:

The User Interfaces in the video have been customized to demonstrate the extension points that allow developers to completely override the default controls used to filter different data types. Following is a list outlining the built-in UIs:

Figure 1: String(Text) filter UI

Figure 2: Time filtering UI

Figure 3: Time filtering UI (RadTimePicker opened)

Figure 4: Numerical filter UI

Figure 5: Boolean filter UI

We really hope that you will love this fluid User Experience. As with every single piece of functionality, we re-imagined how filtering Interfaces should behave for Touch and how they should look-like to comply with the Modern UI design paradigm. The latest and greatest Q2 2013 release of RadControls for Windows 8 is out and available for you to experiment with. Do not hesitate to write us in case you have feedback to share or questions to ask for Windows 8 HTML or for Windows 8 XAML – we will be more than happy to assist.

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