• .NET Mobile

    Performance Tip: Use Web Service Load On Demand with RadTreeView

    August 06, 2008 Share
    A common scenario for a treeview control is to populate it with lots of nodes. Adding a few thousand nodes initially is not a good idea though. Think of all the rendered HTML. Even rendering a few thousand strings (without any extra markup) will result in a few megabytes of HTML. That's where load on demand comes into play. RadTreeView supports three different types of load on demand: web service, server side callback and server side postback. From those the server-side postback mode is least efficient in terms of performance because it postbacks and updates the whole page. Here is how...
  • .NET Mobile

    Visual Style Builder Survey

    Once again, I am excited to announce the start of a new initiative to improve the user experience with skinning the Telerik controls. We are starting work on a new Visual Style Builder application for the ASP.NET AJAX Controls and a major upgrade of the existing application for the WinForms Controls. The Visual Style Builder will allow easy, point-and-click customization of component skins, eliminating the need to get acquainted with the front-end structure of the controls. The Visual Style Builder will also speed up development of skins across several components - you will be able to define a style once and...
  • .NET Mobile

    Skin Exchange Program

    I am enthusiastic to announce the launch of the Telerik Skin Exchange Program – http://www.telerik.com/skins! We have created a meeting place for community members to exchange home-grown skins for the Telerik ASP.NET AJAX components. We know a lot of you have come up with amazing designs for our components and wanted to enable a platform to show these off and help the community. Seeing the tremendous support you guys give to each other every day on our forums and code library, I am confident you will take up on the initiative so we can build up a useful new resource...
  • .NET Mobile

    Performance tip: Using sprites with navigational RadControls

    As a strong believer in sprites, I was inspired from a question that came up in a forum thread earlier this week, namely: how to use sprites in a RadTreeView? Well, I think it's rather limiting to write only about the RadTreeView, so this post discusses the technique for all of the navigational RadControls. You can download the sample page and give it at try. Most of the code is quite straightforward - simply setting the CssClass property and a few layout adjustments. Please note, however, that this CSS is tightly bound to the skin that is currently used, so changing skins might not work...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadRotator binding to XML data

    As you already know, the upcoming RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2008 release will add a new control to the suite - the RadRotator. If you are familiar with the RadRotator control from the classic ASP.NET controls suite, you will be glad to know that it is now included in the new Ajax suite as well.   One important change I would like to talk about is how the new rotator works with XML data. The classic rotator control had a property called ContentFile, which allowed the developer to specify a XML file to use as a datasource for the rotator frames....