• .NET

    RadDiagram - what's new in Q2

    It's Official It's been a wild Q for the Diagramming team. We did a lot of great stuff in this short four months. We added lots of new features, layouts and helper controls, improved the old ones, fixed some issues and for you, to better evaluate the power of RadDiagram, we created new cool examples and real world applications. If you remember my post about the RadDiagram Q2 Roadmap; well, we did everything in the list plus even more. In the next few paragraphs I'll get into all the major new features and cool stuff. New Features Layouts Tree Layouts Left-Right, Right-Left, Top-Bottom or Bottom-Top Tip over Tree Mind...
  • .NET Mobile

    XAMLflix Video Tutorial: RadImageEditor for Silverlight and WPF

    Introduction Welcome back everyone to this week’s installment of XAMLFlix for Silverlight and WPF. We are going to quickly get you up to speed with RadImageEditor. If you are not familiar with XAMLFlix, then don’t worry – it is simply Telerik’s way to teach you how to use new and existing controls in short 10-minute videos. Let’s go ahead and get started. What is RadImageEditor? RadImageEditor is used to process images in Silverlight/WPF applications with no dependencies on external APIs. It supports various image processing tools and effects like resize, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation adjustments. Silverlight effects are used to execute heavy operations...
  • .NET

    GDI+ in a Windows 8 C# Metro Application – Experimenting for Fun

    It’s been about two months since Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out and we, at Telerik, have been enjoying the new framework and all the features it offers. One of the aspects we've been exploring is the immediate mode rendering and what options the new runtime offers. XAML is in the core of WinRT (Windows Runtime) and it offers rich presentation capabilities but sometimes, especially on devices with limited hardware resources, we need to achieve even better performance to get up to the “fast and fluid” Metro applications' standard. As I explained in this blog post, Direct2D is undoubtedly the best choice...
  • .NET

    Metro, Direct2D and XAML – Burst of Performance in Windows 8

    Now that Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out we are eager to explore the new framework and the features it offers. While part of it is the good old XAML, there are plenty of other unique features, one of them being the DirectX integration at XAML level. While XAML is a great technology and offers literally unlimited features regarding layout and UI richness, sometimes there are cases where we need to push the framework beyond its limits in order to achieve highly-performing components with responsive and fluid user interaction. Although in most cases writing efficient algorithms and using the proper data structures...
  • .NET

    Telerik XAML Controls Q1 2012 SP1

    The Q1 2012 Service Packs for Telerik XAML controls (Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone) have been released.  You will find many improvements and fixes in the service packs, which you can download now under Your Account.  Be sure to check the updated Silverlight and WPF Trials This new service pack brings a number of improvements and fixes.  You now have the option to disable the Telerik StyleManager and to style controls using implicit styles (i.e., Style without the x:Key attribute). There are a number of advantages to using implicit styles, including: Custom themes are easier Basing styles on themes is easier Assemblies are smaller Improved Blend support For more on using...