• .NET

    OData support in RadGridView for Silverlight and WPF: The Netflix Catalog

    December 11, 2010 Share
    The Open Data Protocol – the other Microsoft data access strategy along with WCF RIA Services, did not gain as much as popularity as its RIA cousin (yet!). But here in Telerik we want to give you as much freedom and power as possible and this means making it extremely easy for our clients to access and manipulate their data in applications built with our components. Our RadDomainDataSource is coming soon, but is only one piece in the puzzle of enhanced data support in our controls – starting with RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF Q3 2010 it’s as simple as pie...
  • .NET

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 – an in-depth comparison with MS Toolkit

    December 10, 2010 Share
    Many users have asked the question “What are the differences between your controls and their equivalents in the Microsoft’s Toolkit for WP7”. With this article I will try to give you a more detailed perception on the added value of RadControls for Windows Phone 7. Please note that this is “our” point of view and how we see the differences between our suite and the Toolkit. We by no means belittle the efforts of Microsoft’s team that created such a nice components package.  I will list only the components/features that are present both in Telerik’s suite and the Toolkit. All of the...
  • Mobile

    First Look at Silverlight 5

    December 02, 2010 Share
    At a special Firestarter event (part of which was and Telerik with the new Silverlight client for Facebook called "f!acedeck"), Microsoft unveiled what the next version of Silverlight will include. All I can say is that it will be a huge release - both in terms of easing the developer lives and for enabling even more rich user experiences (in-the-browser and especially out-of-browser). We can divide the new features that are coming in the runtime in two categories - 1) new media features and 2) features that are focused towards business application development. New Media features Hardware Decode and presentation of H.264 improve performance for lower-power devices to render...
  • .NET

    Will you be watching the Silverlight Firestarter?

    November 30, 2010 Share
    Everyone that develops in Silverlight has seen a lot of activity around the technology lately, some good and some bad, but the message has been made loud and clear that Silverlight is here to stay.  So much so, in fact, that we're only a couple of days away from the Silverlight Firestarter, a full day packed full of education, resources, and some looks at the future of Silverlight: If you haven't registered yet, be sure to do so because seats are filling up fast.  The next thing you might be wondering... why is Telerik talking about the Silverlight Firestarter?  For starters,...
  • .NET

    What’s New in RadMap for Silverlight / WPF in Q3 2010

    November 25, 2010 Share
    It has been a while since my last blog post on the topic but now that the Q3 2010 release is up and running, it is time to slow down a bit and restart my writing practice as well. The major highlight for the Data Visualization Team at Telerik for the past months was improving (enabling) the development of real-world business dashboard scenarios with the controls part of the RadControls suite. My colleague Vladimir already blogged about one of our newest additions (the RadSparkline set of controls) and we will be introducing RadBulletGraph in greater detail shortly as well but today I will focus your...