• .NET

    RadDateSelector for Windows Phone 7 – Loaded within a standard in-browser Silverlight application.

    November 02, 2010 Share
    Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 is version 3.7 hence a WP7 control should be easily used within a standard Silverlight 4 application. But that’s in theory. The major differences between these two worlds are the so called “Manipulation” events. Each UIElement in WP7’s Silverlight is “enabled” with the following routed events: ManipulationStarted ManipulationDelta ManipulationCompleted  Generally this sequence of events encapsulates one or more touch gestures in a transaction block. The event arguments carry all the information needed to determine what the gesture is and what effect to generate. And of course RadControl for WP7 use these events extensively in order to provide consistent and rich...
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    RadLoopingPanel – a look inside (or why Telerik’s RadDatePicker is the fastest date picker tool for Windows Phone 7)

    Everything in Windows Phone 7 is Content and Motion. Both of these key Metro parts are combined with a blazing fast performance and unmatched responsiveness throughout the entire OS. Same must be true for all custom applications – no room for performance compromises. And that is why one of the major focuses of the entire development process of RadControls for WP7 is performance. We are even ready to delay some features for a next release for the sake of being feather-light and as fast as possible. As I explained in this blog post, from the very beginning we tried to reuse the...
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    Some tricks with MEF up the sleeve of RadRichTextBox for Silverlight

    September 28, 2010 Share
    In Q2 we introduced the first official version of RadRichTextBox for Silverlight. In this blog post we want to share with you one of the main principles which we have followed while developing our brand new rich text editor for Silverlight - total extensibility. One of the key features which we have included is the ability to import/export from/to various document formats. For the first release we have already included some of the most widely used formats, such as .html/.docx/.xaml/.txt and in the next releases there are still more to come. As MEF is a wonderful technology, we have built...
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    Maintaining page state with MEF

    Task-It Series This post is part of a series of blog posts and videos about the Task-It (task management) application that I have been building with Silverlight 4 and Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight 4. For a full index of these resources, please go here. One of the posts listed in the index provides a full source download for the application, and I will be referring to that source code in this post. The page state issue One of the great things about MEF is that it allows you to maintain state across pages. So basically, when a user spends some time on a page and makes some changes, then...
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    Q2 2010 Beta of Telerik XAML controls is here

    I am proud to announce the immediate availability of our Q2 2010 Preview (Beta, version 2010.2 609) release. It contains the new controls, features and tools we plan to officially announce in July. This Beta version of RadControls for Silverlight contains only natively built assemblies on Silverlight 4 as our major new controls and features will be built only on Silverlight 4 from now on. We also included assemblies built against WPF 4 in this Beta release and they are available under the Beta download files along with the installation of our WPF 3.5 controls. RadControls for Silverlight - Download Trial Version and over...