Now the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 has been officially launched and since we are strictly following the Microsoft release schedule we are super excited with our official CTP release of RadControls for Silverlight 2 Beta 2. It’s been a few months ago when we started the development of the new RadControls for Silverlight 2 and today we are able to share the result of our efforts with the rest of the world.

We managed to include some advanced controls that have their default counterparts in the new Silverlight 2 Beta 2 platform, such as TabControl and MediaPlayer. We added value to these controls by implementing advanced features that are not supported by the standard controls. In addition, we included six other controls that are not available with the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 edition. These are:
RadMenu, RadUpload, RadTreeView, RadCube, RadNumericUpDown and RadProgressBar. We packed these controls with a sample application that shows examples of the most important features these controls provide. Furthermore, we included an API documentation to get you started with each property and method exposed by our controls. The Quick Start Framework examples are also available at:
Online QSF Examples

Our RadControls for Silverlight 2 come free of charge and can be downloaded from:
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All of our RadControls for Silverlight 2 will have their corresponding WPF edition, except RadCube and RadMediaPlayer. These controls will share the same APIs (across WPF and Silverlight) thus allowing you to easily use them on both the platforms. These controls will be available with our Q2 release due in the second half of July. With the forthcoming Q2 release, we are also going to extend the RadControls for Silverlight bundle with RadPanelBar, RadWindow, RadComboBox,  RadSlider, RadCalendar and RadDatePicker.
 
Listed below, please find some of the most powerful features supported by the newly released RadControls for Silverlight 2 Beta 2:
 
RadTreeView

  • Hierarchical  DataBinding
  • Drag And Drop
  • Full KeyBoard Support
  • Checkbox (incl. tri-state checkboxes) and radio-buttons support
  • Node editing
  • Multi-node selection
  • Single Expand Path
  • Animation
  • Routed event handling model
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylable
  • UI Virtualization
  • Effortless skinning and ready-to-use themes
     

RadMenu

  • Hierarchical Databinding
  • Overlay
  • KeyBoard Support
  • Click To Open
  • Checkable MenuItems
  • Routed event handling model
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylable
  • UI Virtualization
  • Effortless skinning and ready-to-use themes
     

RadNumericUpDown

  • Full range of ValueFormats
  • Value-change acceleration
  • Read-only mode
  • Keyboard support
  • Routed event handling model
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylable
  • Effortless skinning and ready-to-use themes

RadTabControl

  • Relative positioning
  • Easy alignment
  • Vertical/Horizontal orientation
  • Multi-line labels
  • Multi-row tabs
  • Routed event handling model
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylable
  • Effortless skinning and ready-to-use themes

RadUpload

  • Asynchronous file upload
  • Multi-file upload
  • File size, count, extension validation
  • Configurable – parameterized- server-side handling
  • Routed event handling model
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylable
  • Effortless skinning and ready-to-use themes

RadCube

  • Allows creation of transition effects
  • Full navigation using the API and the mouse
  • Routed event handling model
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylableEffortless skinning and ready-to-use themes

RadProgressBar

  • Horizontal/Vertical Orientation
  • Animation
  • Routed event handling model
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylable
  • Effortless skinning and ready-to-use themes

RadMediaPlayer

  • Playlist creation
  • Loading playlist as an external file
  • Playing from an ASX file
  • Setting Chapters
  • Setting Captions
  • Fullscreen mode
  • JavaScript API
  • Lookless and completely stylable
  • Effortless skinning and ready-to-use themes  

About the Author

Nikolay Atanasov

 is Product Manager in Telerik AppPrototyper Team

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