• .NET

    API changes introduced by the new CoverFlow control

    September 14, 2009 Share
    If you missed the buzz, the Telerik team plans to distribute a beta release introducing new controls that will be officially included in the Q3 2009 release scheduled for November 2009. For those of you that didn’t have the opportunity to get familiar with what the new CoverFlow offers, take a look at my previous blog post here.   One of the new pieces that will be part of the pack is the new CoverFlow control. It is important to note that from Q3 2009 all previous versions of the control will be replaced with this one, which is specifically built for...
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    RadScheduler for Silverlight learning series, part 4: So what is RecurrenceExceptionHelper?

    September 10, 2009 Share
    For those of you following this series, I'm going to take a slight detour to explain one of the little bits of magic that we have been using to make loading and saving appointments very easy: RecurrenceExceptionHelper.  If you downloaded the sample application from part 3, you'll see this sitting in the Silverlight-RIA-Entity folder (aka the Silverlight portion of the solution).  The first thing you might be asking is where the need for such a class comes from.  Well, handling Recurrence rules and Exceptions are two of the more complex things that you can do when working with appointments.  When...
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    RadScheduler for Silverlight learning series, part 3: Add, Edit, and Delete Appointments

    September 08, 2009 Share
    If you've been along for the ride so far with this series, you already know that we've hooked a SQL database up to RIA Services using an ADO.Net Entity Data Model and a DomainDataService data context.  If you've missed it, check out the prior two posts (or search RadScheduler for Silverlight learning series in the Telerik Blogs site).  Now that we're here, we have three more events to handle and we've got a fully-functional RadScheduler for Silverlight hooked up to RIA services. First up, the two easy events- AppointmentAdded and AppointmentDeleted. AppointmentAdded Event This event is pretty straightforward and does not require very...
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    Watch out the flow is coming! – Telerik CoverFlow for Silverlight 3

    If you think the light from the Silverlight 3 release has already gone dim, then you should wait to see the new blast that the Telerik team has prepared just to make sure that once again everybody is looking in the same direction. In this article I will introduce one of the new controls that are already extending the enormous capabilities of Silverlight 3.         One of the buzz words that came up with Silverlight 3 is the Plane Projection that allows you to render UI element in a plane projection. We have been passionately waiting for this and...
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    Gracefully degrade RadChart for Silverlight in ASP.NET

    In a recent webinar, I showed an example of how you can build a superior user experience in an ASP.NET website by using RadChart for Silverlight. The Telerik Silverlight chart has animations, rich rendering, and is much more visual appealing than the “static” RadChart for ASP.NET. But while the Silverlight chart is a great way to enhance data visualizations in your ASP.NET site, how do you handle users that don’t have Silverlight installed? One approach is to implement “graceful degradation.” Graceful degradation is an important and familiar principle in web design, and essentially it means this: if you build features into...