• .NET

    Brand New WPF Website & XAML Support Lifecycle Updates

    February 24, 2012 Share
    In anticipation of the brand new Q1 2012 release, we were hard at work behind the scenes ensuring that the forthcoming releases of the RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF were chock full of new goodies for all the developers out there.  But we've also been working on a few other little gems, including a brand new website as well as an update to our support lifecycle and approach to developing the RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF.  Read on for more... WPF - Streamlined Content and a Metro Makeover One of the huge efforts we have been hard at...
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    Get Ready to Touch’n’Roll with RadControls for WinForms

    November 15, 2011 Share
    In a world where the word ‘touch’ became something usual rather than something exceptional, we understand that you will surely need to take your Windows Forms application to the next level. With the introduction of the Touch API in Windows 7 and the touch oriented devices for Windows 8, Microsoft paved the road to the touch-friendly applications. We also decided to follow this path allowing you to create new or update your existing Windows Forms applications making them follow the latest UX touch trends. One step in this direction is the new RadPanorama control which we discussed in a previous blog. The second step which...
  • Company News

    When Should You Use Metro, Version 2

    September 21, 2011 Share
    A blog by Todd Anglin, Chief Evangelist at Telerik. (Original post here) During my busy week at the Microsoft BUILD conference, I cranked-out a quick and rough decision tree designed to help you decide which Microsoft platform you should use for app development:Silverlight/WPF, HTML5, or the new Metro/WinRT. The chart proved to be very popular, so I thought I'd revisit the decision tree and with the benefit of more time to reflect, produce a new, more complete version. Thus, I present version 2 of the "How to Pick Your Platform" chart. What's Different? In the original chart, the first question I made you answer was, "Do you need to support...
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    There is a need for only five Metro style apps in the world.

    September 21, 2011 Share
    A blog by Doug Seven, Executive Vice President at Telerik. (Original post here) Over the past week I have spent some time playing with Windows 8 and the Samsung Windows 8 Developer Preview Device (SW8DPD). If you’ve spent any time lurking around the Start page or trying out the Metro apps you’ve likely come to the same conclusion I have. There are only five (5) Metro style application types. All of the Metro style app samples in the Windows 8 Developer Preview fit pretty nicely into one of these five categories, which leads me to assert that these are the five intended...
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    How to Pick Your Platform: Silverlight, Metro, or HTML5

    September 15, 2011 Share
      While Windows 8 is ushering in an exciting new model for Windows development called "Metro style apps" that run a new "unified" Windows Runtime (WinRT), it's not necessarily the right choice for all new Windows software development. In fact, there are a lot scenarios where it's not a good choice. In this over-simplified decision tree, I try to provide some crude logic for how to pick between your platform options. Clearly, there are many nuances not covered in this tree, but I'll work on expanding the "logic" to make it more bullet proof in the coming weeks. The first decision is the most important, though: Do you need to continue...