• .NET

    Consuming RadControls for Metro/XAML from C++

    Two weeks ago we released a public BETA of the world’s first commercial library for building Windows 8 Metro applications – Telerik RadControls for Metro. So far we have gathered lots of positive feedback as well as some specific questions regarding our XAML components. Such an interesting question is whether our controls can be used in a C++ application. Prior to WinRT (Windows Runtime), the XAML platform was available to managed developers only and we, at Telerik, have solid technical background with C# and .NET. That’s why we have built our Metro XAML components using C# and the .NET runtime. We performed...
  • .NET

    Getting started with Telerik RadControls for Metro – diving into the Examples Application

    We are proud to announce the first publicly available BETA release of the world’s first commercial toolkit for Windows 8 Metro applications – our RadControls for Metro suite. We have worked hard during the past few months in order to prepare first-class components, designed and built from the ground-up for the Microsoft’s new platform for building immersive applications – the Windows Runtime. As with every Telerik product line, we have also prepared a complete application (QSF – Quick Start Framework) that demos various aspects of our controls and may be used as an entry point for getting familiar with the controls. In...
  • Mobile

    Start building apps for Windows 8 today with HTML or XAML- RadControls for Metro first public Beta release

    RadControls for Metro is the toolset for building Metro apps using either XAML or HTML for the marketplace and the enterprise. Both libraries offer the same user experience, functionality and behavior. Drawing from our expertise in XAML, HTML and Windows Phone technologies, RadControls for Metro are designed to offer functionality on top of the Windows 8 SDK with controls such as Charts, Gauges, DatePicker and more. We are proud to announce the first Beta version of our Metro Charts available for both XAML and HTML The controls are built with performance in mind so that they provide the ultimate experience on any device...
  • .NET

    GDI+ in a Windows 8 C# Metro Application – Experimenting for Fun

    It’s been about two months since Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out and we, at Telerik, have been enjoying the new framework and all the features it offers. One of the aspects we've been exploring is the immediate mode rendering and what options the new runtime offers. XAML is in the core of WinRT (Windows Runtime) and it offers rich presentation capabilities but sometimes, especially on devices with limited hardware resources, we need to achieve even better performance to get up to the “fast and fluid” Metro applications' standard. As I explained in this blog post, Direct2D is undoubtedly the best choice...
  • Company News

    Overcoming the New Visual Studio UI

    February 27, 2012 Share
    A blog by Doug Seven, Executive Vice President at Telerik. (Original post here) In a blog post last week, Monty Hammontree, the Director of User Experience for Visual Studio, announced the UI refresh for Visual Studio. This is a project that I had some involvement in (mostly as a reviewer) while still at Microsoft, and have been waiting patiently for this announcement so that I could talk about it. Personally I love the new UI. Sure, its not perfect, but it is a huge improvement over where Visual Studio has been for the past ten years. What is surprising to me is...