• .NET

    Virtualized TileView for Silverlight and WPF, different sizes, automatic scrolling and much more.

    With the Q1 2011 release just being around the corner a new and amazing version of RadTileView will be available. It is sleek, fast and more responsive than ever and it brings a whole set of new features and functionality to the table. Download and play with the new bits . Virtualization The main feature, that I’m sure you’d like most is the UI Virtualization (delaying the creation of UI Elements). We implemented it in both tiling scenarios: Restored – this includes both directions - Horizontal and Vertical . It means that if you have 10 columns x 1000 rows you'll get 10 000 tiles and you’ll see both scrollbars....
  • .NET

    Grouping, sorting and filtering for Windows Phone 7 – what the options are?

    One of the most useful controls in Windows Phone 7 is the so called “JumpList” and its popup “Quick Jump Grid” UI – that is, according to the official Microsoft design guidelines, a “Way to help the user to scroll through long lists”. The First Look example of RadJumpList in our demo application Much like in Windows 7, the “quick jump grid” user experience enables you with fast navigation to a desired location within the associated list of items. In order to populate the jump grid with items, the underlying list should be grouped by some criteria. So, how do we...
    February 08, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    Gauge components for Windows Phone beta

    The first beta release for our Windows Phone controls is here and along with the jump-list, super-fast list box, data engine and the mandatory controls polish we also managed to squeeze in some completely new gauge components.   The gauges for windows phone more closely resemble a miniature library of classes rather than single reusable components because there are so many properties to tweak. It makes no sense to try and encapsulate all of this flexibility in a single object with some properties. During the design-phase of the gauges a few questions popped up the most important of which is, of course, what exactly...
    February 04, 2011
  • .NET

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q1 2011 Beta released

    We are most excited to announce the immediate availability of our RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q1 2011 Beta release. This is a major milestone for us and we managed to complete all the scheduled new controls and features as well as lots of bug fixes and polish over the entire suite. In case you still don't have a copy grab one from here. I cannot wait to share what’s new in this release: Gauge: The First Look example in our Demo application Gauges are a fundamental part of every data visualization application and that is why we focused our efforts on delivering industry leading solution...
    February 03, 2011
  • .NET

    Thoughts on Being Awarded Microsoft Silverlight MVP

    This isn't going to be your typical code sample-heavy blog post, but rather I wanted to reflect on something that arrived at my doorstep about two weeks ago... That is correct, I was awarded the Microsoft Silverlight MVP award for the past year of work around this fantastic platform.  So let me start by saying thanks for both the nomination as well as the award - while it was never the goal of helping the community to grow and learn, it is certainly a nice perk. ;) And of course things are just getting started, as we saw at the Silverlight Firestarter,...
    January 17, 2011