• .NET

    SP1 of Telerik Reporting Q1 2011 Available; Brings Improved Performance in Silverlight and WPF

    Yesterday we dropped a new minor version of Telerik Reporting Q1 2011. Among the plentiful fixes, you will find some important improvements, aided to improve the overall operation of the product, both in design time and run time. Performance Improvements in Rendering Silverlight and WPF Reports The XAML rendering extension now uses a new lightweight mechanism that overcomes issues related to highly concurrent multi-threading applications. The new XAML rendering removes the STA thread requirement when generating Silverlight and WPF reports, which leads to improved performance and optimized server resources. The new rendering aims at improving the rendering speed of large SL and...
  • .NET Mobile

    Using the Resize and Drag extender built into the ASP.NET AJAX controls

    The development for both desktop and mobile browsers has always been a difficult task, often an impossible one. To ease the process, we have prepared a couple of extenders, thus delivering to the developers unified methods to implement solutions for the mobile web platforms. In addition to the previously introduced TouchScrollExtender in Q3 2010, we present to you another member of the family. The ResizeExtender is a small client-side only control that enables resize and drag functionality on an HTML element in all browsers regardless if they are desktop or mobile (except the browsers that lack the needed desktop or touch events...
  • .NET

    Exporting Telerik Reports to PowerPoint Presentation (Q1 2011)

    One of the greatest new features in Telerik Reporting Q1 2011 is the PowerPoint Presentation Rendering Extension, which produces a PowerPoint Presentation file from any Telerik report. The new rendering extension is part of the newly introduced support for the Office Open XML standard which meets “the new workplace challenges that include easily moving data between disparate applications, and allowing users to glean business insight from that data." (Source: MSDN). Supporting the Office Open XML standard also means that Telerik Reporting can export its reports not only to Microsoft Office PowerPoint, but to Word, and Excel 2007/2010. The native Office Open XML support means that any document suite,...
  • .NET Mobile

    How to enable keyboard support in the RadFileExplorer for ASP.NET AJAX

    With the newest version already out, I am happy to present you the latest accessibility improvements of our RadFileExplorer control from the ASP.NET AJAX suite. Now, you don't need the mouse to delete a folder or open a file! Simply focus the FileExplorer, navigate to the grid or treeview using the [Shift+]Tab key, select the desired folder with the Arrow keys and press Delete. A popup dialog asks you to confirm the deletion. Hit Enter to delete, or Esc to cancel.       This was just an example of a common scenario, that could be carried out using the keyboard only. We have ensured that any use case...
  • .NET

    Quering Spatial Data with OpenAccess in Q1 2011

    March 17, 2011 Share
    Starting with the 2011 Q1 release, OpenAccess supports development of applications that involve geometric or geographic data. For the sake of simplicity, this blog will focus on the use of SqlGeography with MSSQL 2008. Other databases (like Oracle) provide support for geometric and geographic data as well, but this shall be the topic of another blog post. Let's start with a simple model that has only two domain classes City and Country. Both classes should contain geographic information: the location of the City (as a point) and the polygon shape of the Country. Both domain classes then...