• .NET

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

    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...
    November 25, 2010
  • .NET

    Welcome to the new Telerik Minifier

    What's new in Telerik Minifier It is a huge pleasure to announce the release of Telerik’s new Minifier tool now featuring Xap file minification option. It has been a while since we have released the Assembly Minifier and now we bring the concept for minification and reducing the XAP file size to a new level. We have just released the new Telerik Minifier tool that now features Xap Minification to enable you prune and remove everything that your application does not need from the Telerik assemblies in the Xap. As a result, the size of your application's Xap file will be dramatically reduced. Behind the scenes it...
  • .NET

    RadTreeView's TriState Mode in Deep

    Many of you have probably used Telerik's TreeView or going to do so in the future. One of its many features is the TriStateMode. In this blog post I'm going to explain how TriStateMode mode is designed to work and propagate the values up and down the tree. When in TriStateMode (IsTriStateMode=”True”) checking/unchecking an item makes the TreeView propagate the value. The value propagation actually checks/unchecks all items’ children and updates the chain of parents with appropriate value (checked, unchecked or undetermined). CheckState vs. IsChecked The TreeView exposes two properties used to manipulate items' check state - CheckState (of type ToggleState) and IsChecked...
    November 19, 2010
  • Mobile

    Want to see the (bright) Future of Silverlight?

    The latest release of Silverlight - ver.4 was released earlier this year. For me this was the first Silverlight release that was stable and mature enough so that I could recommend to anyone building business applications to use it broadly. Now, six months later, we can see that the Silverlight adoption is very high and that there are a lot of great tools built with it. Regardless of all the recent comments and mostly speculations about the future of Silverlight I believe that this will be the primary MS platform for building applications for Windows and Mac in years to come. At MIX this year, the Silverlight platform was also introduced to...
    November 16, 2010
  • .NET

    Expression Descriptors in Q3 2010 for WPF & Silverlight

    Another four months have gone by and another awesome release of RadControls has arrived! One of the exciting new features in this release are the so-called 'Expression Descriptors'. Previously, whenever our clients wanted to filter data but needed even more control than our good old FilterDescriptor could provide, they had to subclass it and override some of its methods. Even though that approach works, it is tedious and cumbersome. And, as much as LINQ Expressions rock, having to manually generate expression trees by hand... yuck! The new FilterDescriptor<T> allows you to directly plug a predicate that determines which items are filtered. You...
    November 11, 2010