• .NET Mobile

    Q3 2011 SP1 RadJumpList for Windows Phone 7 now adds support for bindable Data Descriptor collections

    January 05, 2012 Share
    Some time ago a customer of ours asked us if there is a possibility to use the FilterDescriptors, SortDescriptors and GroupDescriptors collection in a MVVM context by binding them to collections defined by the view model. As all the data is managed there, why not also manage the data operations in the same class? Unfortunately, these three properties are readonly and therefore binding them to a property defined by the main view model wouldn’t work. We decided that allowing similar scenarios will simplify the development with RadJumpList and therefore as of Q3 2011 SP1 the control exposes three new properties which...
  • .NET

    Windows Phone 7 and Azure Webinar Wrap-up

    Following the first webinar in our Windows Phone Wednesdays webinar series, I’m happy to say that the recording is online and ready to view on-demand!  You can check it out on Telerik TV here: http://tv.telerik.com/watch/windows-phone/windows-phone-7-azure-webinar Also to note for those who are in attendance, I re-recorded the portion where the Windows Phone 7 emulator was having display issues so that you can really take in the whole experience of adding data to your application and enhancing the app by using the RadJumpList control.  Sorry for the trouble, the display issues when presenting a webinar are hit or miss, last series for me...
  • .NET

    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...
  • .NET

    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #2 - RadJumpList

    After finishing the previous post, I realize something important – I would rather use RadJumpList than RadDataBoundListBox for my navigation in this application, simply because the “People Hub” type of experience is much cooler than a plain old listbox, regardless of how impressive the performance is.  We are also going to reconsider our MyItem and turn it into something a little more exciting – MyMVVMItem!  This will allow us to do add every new demo as an individual item, complete with a field for grouping, a friendly name, and a backing field for the name of the page that we...