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    Telerik on Windows 7 Beta – The Complete Overview

    February 16, 2009 Share
    For those of you that follow my TelerikWatch blog, you know that I recently made the jump to Windows 7 on my primary workstation (build 7000, to be exact). I’ve spent the weekend installing, tweaking, and testing the latest iteration of Windows, and like Vassil before me, my impressions are generally positive. Microsoft has definitely worked hard to ensure the compatibility nightmares of the XP to Vista jump are not repeated with Windows 6.1 7. I’m confident I’ll be able to use Windows 7- even in beta form- reliably as my full-time OS from this point forward. As far as Telerik is...
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    The many localizations of RadEditor and RadSpell

    February 06, 2009 Share
    Did you know that there over 25 localized versions of RadSpell's dictionaries (30, to be exact)? Did you know there are over 10 localizations of RadEditor? When you're building a global site, you often need to support a number of languages, and thanks to Telerik's outstanding community, we are able to offer a huge range of localizations for the RadControls- especially those controls which depend heavily on localized strings. Not all controls require localizations- a RadSlider or ColorPicker, for example, communicate their UI without any built-in strings. Even controls like RadGrid don't have much need for localization. Other controls- like...
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    Optimization Tips: RadInput vs. RadInputManager

    January 29, 2009 Share
    In the Q3 2008 release, Telerik introduced a new control to the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX suite called RadInputManager. Like RadInput, it is designed to enable you to provided textboxes to your users that give real-time validation and feedback based on the entered text. The big difference with RadInputManager, though, is that you don't have to add lots of Telerik Input controls on your page to get this real-time feedback. Instead, you can quickly convert "standard" ASP.NET TextBoxes to RadInput textboxes via the RadInputManager configuration- similar to how you can use RadAjaxManager to quickly ajaxify your page without littering it with...
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    Optimization Tips: RadCompression Module

    January 28, 2009 Share
    Welcome back to the ongoing Optimization Tips series. It's been a while since the last installment, so it's high-time we took a look at more tips and tricks for optimizing your Telerik-powered web applications. In this the seventh article in this series, we'll take a look at Telerik's brand new RadCompression HttpModule and try to gain a deep understanding of how this tool can help improve application performance. Some of the concepts in this article build on things we've discussed in previous installments, so I encourage you to read the earlier articles before reading this if you have not already done so....
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    Simplifying OpenAccess Scope in ASP.NET with HttpModule

    January 20, 2009 Share
    Whenever you start working with a modern ORM tool, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to manage the "scope" (or sometimes called "context" or "data context"). It is this transactional space where the ORM tool keeps track of changes being made to "persistent objects" in your application so that they can be saved to your "persistence layer" (usually a database) when you're ready to commit them. But figuring out when to create a scope, when to close it, and all the annoying problems that result from closing a scope too early can be very frustrating, and they...