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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #7 - RadGauge

    Today’s RadControls for Windows Phone 7 MVVM post is brought to you by the smart tag: Now of course you must be wondering why a smart tag is being highlighted?  Great question!  As part of the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7 suite, RadGauge is an integral data visualization component that can be used to show a variety of different information with either a linear or radial gauge model.  Perhaps the best part about RadGauge is that our development team didn’t just publish a quick component with a few properties, rather this versatile control allows you to have as many or...
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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #6 - RadChart

    I definitely hinted at a bit more visual of an example today in my last blog post in the Telerik Windows Phone 7 MVVM Series – so here we are today with the beta of RadChart for Windows Phone and a couple of examples of how these charts aren’t only insanely fast but easy to use for us developers.  We’ve been working with MVVM for a while now, so rather than taking any time to discuss the benefits of this approach or any related goodness, I want to jump right into the viewmodel first so that we can spend more time talking...
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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM # 5 - RadDate & Time Pickers

    Of course the first thing on my mind after returning from a nice long summer vacation is continuing the RadControls for Windows Phone 7 MVVM series of blog posts and adding more examples to our working project of how you can quickly and easily start using our WP7 controls with the MVVM pattern.  While I’m working on something pretty cool for later in the week (hint: it may involve something like this), I wanted to show you how you can pretty quickly get both RadDatePicker and RadTimePicker working with MVVM. (( Heads up!  I’ve upgraded this project to utilize the Q2 2011...
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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #4 - RadPhoneApplicationFrame and StateManager

    In our previous post we were able to utilize event triggers from System.Windows.Interactivity along with EventToCommand from MVVM Light to enable users to tap an item in our RadJumpList and then send a message out to perform some functionality – in our case, navigating to the page in question.  But where does this message go and how is it received?  And how can we add less than 8 lines of code to our application to give it a more native Window Phone look and feel as we’re navigating?  That’s what this blog post is all about! We will start with those...
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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #3 - More RadJumpList

    Picking up where we left off in the previous post, we are working in a new project that will accommodate all of the controls we highlight throughout this entire series, with the hub of our navigation being a RadJumpList instance.  The next step we have is to add some style to our RadJumpList in order to both take advantage of the built-in functionality and to make it look like a more inviting navigation experience. Step 1 – Adding an ItemTemplate One of the huge advantages of any listbox-type control is the ability to style the individual items.  RadJumpList is no different, allowing...