• .NET Mobile

    How to Build a Picture Gallery app for Windows Phone - Part 2

    September 20, 2012 Share
    In this second part of the picture gallery blog series we'll discuss how information is being passed between pages and how favorites are persisted to the phone's flash memory. If you haven't read the first part of this blog series, be sure to also check out the first part as well. Passing state When navigating between pages we need a mechanism to tell the new page what it will be visualizing. There are two ways to achieve this. One is to pass information between pages as parts of the query string in the page’s Uri. This is a rather limited approach and in...
  • .NET

    What’s new in Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate

    September 18, 2012 Share
    We are happy (well, and proud :)) to announce the public availability of our Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate, which allows you to build Windows Store-Ready Apps at no cost. This is an important milestone for us as we are getting closer to the official release and I just can’t wait to share what we have baked for you in this new release. Strictly following our commitment to deliver the same functionality to XAML and HTML developers all the new goodies are available for both environments. HubTile A screen of the First Look example in our Demo Center application Enrich your Windows Store...
  • .NET

    What’s New in Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls Beta 2, Compatible with Windows 8 RTM

    Now that Windows 8 RTM is available to developers, we have prepared a BETA 2 update of our Windows 8 UI suite. This update is fully compatible with the latest Win8 bits as well as it adds several new components/features that we believe will add even more value to the suite. I can’t wait to share what’s new, so let’s get straight to the list: HTML – Date/Time pickers Our commitment is to deliver same components and user experience regardless of the platform – be it XAML or HTML. Following this commitment we have added DatePicker and TimePicker components to the HTML part of the suite...
  • .NET Mobile

    New control for elegantly picking TimeSpan values on Windows Phone: TimeSpanPicker

    August 02, 2012 Share
    We've received some feedback recently that a control for working with TimeSpan values would be a great addition to the RadControls for Windows Phone suite. Just like the Date- and TimePicker controls that target the DateTime struct, RadTimeSpanPicker implements similar user experience for picking TimeSpan values in Windows Phone applications:   The RadTimeSpanPicker control has an easy-to-use API that allows: Defining selectable value ranges Different formats for the selected value Adjusting the available for selection TimeSpan components in the popup (like whether weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds will be selectable) Using null values Using value steps, i.e. defining different steps (intervals) for the selectable TimeSpan components in...
  • .NET

    Consuming RadControls for Metro/XAML from C++

    Two weeks ago we released a public BETA of the world’s first commercial library for building Windows 8 Metro applications – Telerik RadControls for Metro. So far we have gathered lots of positive feedback as well as some specific questions regarding our XAML components. Such an interesting question is whether our controls can be used in a C++ application. Prior to WinRT (Windows Runtime), the XAML platform was available to managed developers only and we, at Telerik, have solid technical background with C# and .NET. That’s why we have built our Metro XAML components using C# and the .NET runtime. We performed...