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Adding the “Pinch-to-zoom” feature to your pictures with RadSlideView for Windows Phone
We are most excited to announce the immediate availability of our Q3 2011 Service Pack 1 release of RadControls for Windows Phone. Together with all the bug fixes and improvements, we also managed to add several cool new features in our controls. LiveTileHelper, Date/Time pickers Step property, Radar charts and financial indicators as well as the much requested pinch-to-zoom functionality for RadSlideView showing pictures. The pinch-to-zoom gesture is well known and most of the users are familiar with it. More, people will expect it from any application that displays pictures in a gallery. Well, no need to implement your own gesture handling; it is all...
December 22, 2011
Silverlight: Silverlight 5 is out. What does this mean to me?
Microsoft's long awaited release of Silverlight 5 happened on Friday. Silverlight 5.0 ships with a ton of new features, including new media and graphic improvements as well as extending the trust model to the browser (a big deal for some Line of Business applications). This release happened without any fanfare but that hardly diminishes its value. Some of the great things in the release are listed here. While Microsoft did not announce that there was going to be a Silverlight 6, they did announce they would extend support for Silverlight 5 for ten years until 10 Dec 2021, as long...
December 13, 2011
Building Stock charts with RadChart for Windows Phone
Download the demo Visualizing financial data with RadChart for Windows Phone, part of RadControls for Windows Phone, has never been easier. As of the Q3 2011 release, the control adds two of the most popular financial series – Candlestick and Stick (or OHLC as we call it) to its broad range of different visualizations. In this post I will explain how easy it is to setup a chart that visualizes some financial data. The more interesting topics covered are: Reading data from a file and creating view models Setting-up and styling a RadCartesianChart instance Adding chart interactivity The view model The data points created by a CandleStickSeries...
December 08, 2011
Building a Picture Browser app for Windows Phone using RadSlideView and RadDataBoundListBox
One of the fresh new add-ons for the official Q3 2011 release of RadControls for Windows Phone is RadSlideView. The control provides smooth and slick user experience allowing for navigating a sequence of content items slide-by-slide. The control is also fully aware of orientation changes and the items are resized and re-arranged accordingly to the current orientation. In this post I want to demonstrate how easy it is to build a simple picture-browser application based on our RadDataBoundListBox and RadSlideView controls. Download Demo What’s more interesting in the demo: Simulating Wrap Layout with RadDataBoundListBox Building a custom control to be used for image holder Using RadSlideView with SlideViewPictureSource App architecture It is...
November 28, 2011
Introducing Telerik Patterns & Practices for Silverlight and WPF
If you’re like me and you enjoy reading developer controls documentation (who doesn’t?), you may have noticed a new addition to the online documentation today for both RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a new effort we are launching alongside the Q3 2011 release – Telerik Patterns & Practices: Our first series for Telerik P&P is in direct response to a customer request, specifically for advice on how to handle an Event-to-Command scenario within their Silverlight application. Since there are more than a few ways to handle that we figured it would be...
November 18, 2011
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