• .NET

    The new RadRibbonView and why you should use it instead of the old RadRibbonBar

    With the Q2 release of the RadControls for Silverlight and WPF we are announcing the new RadRibbonView control. It is an easy-to-use implementation of the Microsoft Office 2010 “ribbon” UI, which will allow to codelessly organize all the functionality of your application into a single compact toolbar control. But all of you that are already familiar with our RadControls for Silverlight and WPF will say: “But what happened with the RadRibbonBar? Isn’t it the same and why we need a new one?” So in this blog post I will try to list the most significant improvements in the new control compared...
  • .NET

    Q2 2011 Xaml Tools - RadRichTextBox

    Moving further into our discussion of controls as “tools” that we utilize, we want to take a look at RadRichTextBox and see just how it provides an amazing out-of-the-box rich text editing experience. One of the first questions we often hear when demoing this control to people is “That isn’t Word?”, meaning that our team has done a pretty good job of setting up the control to look and perform like everyone’s favorite Office document editing solution.  Now we can take a look at just how easy it is to get started with “This isn’t Word?” and some of the...
  • .NET

    Surprise New Control for XAML—Guess What It Is and WIN!

    Next week our Q2 Release will bring you fellow XAML ninjas 6 new controls + 1 new theme, Metro UI….but you probably already knew that. What you didn’t know is that…. something else has sprouted up since our last announcement…of course. ;-) Since we’re big fans of surprises we figured this positively pivotal event warrants a guessing game—one that will have you considering what our .NET Ninjas have up their sleeves…. besides the .NET Ninja T-shirt and 5 Ninja stress balls that will go to whomever manages to guess correctly. Hint 1: It’s a Data Visualization Control Hint 2: We may have already...
  • Company News

    Silverlight is Dead, Long Live XAML

      by Stephen Forte (This article is a re-post from the Stephen Forte's Blog)   A few weeks ago I was in the Telerik cafeteria at our world headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a colleague walked up to me and asked: "Is Silverlight dead?" I replied: "No, but it has seen better days." Since Silverlight's absence from last year's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Redmond, WA, the infamous "our strategy has shifted" comment made by Microsoft Server and Tools Division President Bob Muglia, Scott Guthrie's move out of DevDiv, and the recent reorg of the XAML team, the community has been in an uproar assuming that Silverlight...
  • .NET

    RadListPicker for Windows Phone 7 greatly optimized

    A while ago, when we were designing the architecture of RadListPicker for Windows Phone, we thought that the most common scenario to use the control is with 5 – 20 items at most. That is why we decided not to implement any virtualization techniques and all the items, both in the inline and the popup parts were realized upon control load. The user feedback however was different – we received many requests for a faster list picker, which can easily deal with 50 – 250 or even more items. And we listened to our users – as of Q2 2011 our...