Santa came early this week with RadControls for Silverlight 5 and the Q3 2011 Service Pack 1!
Just last week I blogged that we will be releasing our Silverlight 5 build of RadControls shortly. I am pleased to announce that it is currently available to download right now by heading to your client account and selecting RadControls for Silverlight. This is built against Silverlight 5 and has passed all our Q/A checks for use in production applications. We have however, noticed some quirks that made it through to the SL5 runtime from Microsoft (including the RadRichTextBox wizard for SL and RadCalendar for WP7). We can happily say that we have already found a workaround and fixed the issue regarding the RadRichTextBox. So please let us know as soon as you see any odd behavior for any XAML tools (SL, WPF, or Windows Phone) and we can work to address it as quickly as possible.
Also included in this release is Service Pack 1. You can view the release notes to see more information on what is included.
In our RadControls for Silverlight, you now have access to exciting new controls like RadBarCode, RadCalculator, RadColorEditor, RadTreeMap and PivotMap and RadVirtualizingWrapPanel. We also have several controls in Beta that we are just as excited about including: RadChartView, RadGauge and RadPDFViewer.
If you need help getting up to speed with any of the controls then just check out our documentation’s “Getting Started” section. You may also review the tutorials located here:
I would encourage you to check out the demo page for a quick glimpse at what we have to offer.
If you need additional help getting up to speed with the new features in Silverlight 5 then check out Telerik’s 10 Laps around Silverlight 5 guide hosted at SilverlightShow.
Also be sure to check out the Telerik Silverlight controls overview page to see what we have been working on! We also have a great selection of WPF controls as well. If you have any questions then feel free to let me know.
Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile. You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.