• .NET

    LOB Chronicles Episode 11: Bringing in the Controls

    October 20, 2011 Share
    After a long journey through building up various aspects of the CRM demo here in the LOB Chronicles, we’re finally at the point that we can start talking about the different controls that we are using to better display and organize data within the application. If you recall the last episode in which the topic of UI consistency was discussed, these are going to be working within that uniform model for displaying content, providing a uniform (and downright good looking) experience for users. This time around we’re going to start taking a closer look at what controls from the RadControls...
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    UI Virtualization in CoverFlow for Silverlight

        While we are still on the crest of a performance wave, I want to spend some time to introduce the power of UI Virtualization in CoverFlow for Silverlight coming with our 2010 Q1 release.     The two most common scenarios for using a CoverFlow is either to create a navigation menu that features a small number of items, or to build a browsing control for images or videos that can feature up to a million items. The first case is quiet straight-forward. For a navigation control you generally have no more than 10-12 items which are handled with ease in...
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    Vertical Orientation of CoverFlow for Silverlight

        The feedback about our new version of CoverFlow for Silverlight has been great! Thank you guys for pointing out all these small issues and problems that had to be polished since we introduced a new beta CoverFlow for Silverlight 3 back in September. After the core functionality of the control is successfully integrated in our Silverlight 3 suite, we are now able to start developing new features that every grown-up CoverFlow control should possess :) Vertical Orientation     Both in our forum and support system we have received numerous requests for vertical orientation of the CoverFlow control. That is why, with our 2009...
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    Navigation for CoverFlow

    October 06, 2009 Share
    The Silverlight team decided to remove the ScrollBar control that used to be part of CoverFlow's control template. One of the reasons behind this decision is the easiness by which you can now, using Silverlight 3 element binding, create your own navigation. To learn more about all changes introduced by the beta version check my previous blog post here. This article explains in details how to create your own navigation using a range control, e.g. one that inherits from the RangeBase class. The first thing we need to do is to declare a CoverFlow control with some items in a straight-forward...
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    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...