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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 13: Extending RadScheduleView

    November 04, 2011 Share
    The last time we all got together we were discussing some of the options available to us while utilizing RadGridView. Utilizing built-in functionality we could easily add pre-defined grouping to our grid as well as set custom cell styles and rules for what template will display, all without leaving our Xaml. This week, we’re going to look at another major control that is being utilized in the CRM demo to help keep track of activities – RadScheduleView. This control is used across the modules of the application for activities display, plus due to the architecture of the...
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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 12 : Looking at a (Rad)GridView

    October 27, 2011 Share
    During the previous episode we explored some of the controls that are being used within the CRM demo, including RadDomainDataSource, RadSparklines, RadUniformGrid, and RadCoverFlow, but don’t think we stopped there with uses for the RadControls for Silverlight suite. All of those were found within a single view of a single module, helping to better streamline development and provide the performance and functionality we are looking for, but that leaves quite a few other modules to cover. Since we’ll be seeing it pop up more than a few times, I thought it would be best to take a look...
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    LOB Chronicles Episode 11: Bringing in the Controls

    October 20, 2011 Share
    After a long journey through building up various aspects of the CRM demo here in the LOB Chronicles, we’re finally at the point that we can start talking about the different controls that we are using to better display and organize data within the application. If you recall the last episode in which the topic of UI consistency was discussed, these are going to be working within that uniform model for displaying content, providing a uniform (and downright good looking) experience for users. This time around we’re going to start taking a closer look at what controls from the RadControls...
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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 10: UI Consistency

    October 13, 2011 Share
    We have taken quite an adventure in chronicling the new Silverlight CRM demo and all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making new demos for our site, but now we finally get to talk about the really fun stuff – UI. I know, I know, depending on what hat you are wearing at your company you may be thinking “Hey, I loved the previous posts on MEF (here and here) as well as what you were saying about the Repository Pattern, what’s all this UI business?” As it turns out, Telerik sells a wide range of UI components that are used...
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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 9: The Repository Pattern + Source Code Is In!

    October 05, 2011 Share
    In the last episode we were exploring how MEF created a unique issue in loading assemblies and missing dependencies as well as how we utilized a creative synchronous approach to ensuring assemblies were downloaded before loading modules. This week we’re pushing full speed ahead with the application and what we have to show (more on that later), but before we start highlighting the UI work being done I thought it would be good to take an episode to discuss how we’re handling data within the application. As you might have guessed from the title this involves the Repository Pattern. Repository Pattern...