• .NET

    MicroModels for Silverlight

    January 21, 2010 Share
    Last week I was impressed by Paul Stovell’s marvelous project – MicroModels. In a nutshell a micro model is a view model over your objects, which allow you to define dynamic properties, collection and commands. You can read more about it in Paul’s introductory blog post here. Despite its great features, “MicroModels” has one big limitation - it does not run in Silverlight. And this is where my journey began. My mission was to port the code to Silverlight with little to no modifications. Porting the code to Silverlight The task was not an easy one, but after a lot of head scratching...
  • Mobile

    Using Silverlight Upload control with ASP.NET MVC

    January 15, 2010 Share
    [Download the complete final project] We got a customer inquiry today about how to integrate the Telerik Silverlight Upload control within an ASP.NET MVC site. This is quite an interesting scenario, especially with the new Drag and Drop from the file system coming with our Silverlight 4 release in the mid-March. I was not sure what should be done to run the SL upload in the MVC site. This was my first time experience with ASP.NET MVC 2 and it turned out to be a very pleasant and easy one. These are the steps that need to be followed: 1. Create an ASP.NET MVC site: 2....
  • .NET

    Application Library Caching in RadControls for Silverlight

    January 04, 2010 Share
    As people become more aware of the fantastic things you can do with Silverlight, they’ve also realized one of the downsides of this can be increased XAP size.  The default way that Silverlight handles a XAP is to include all the required assemblies into that single compressed file.  This isn’t that bad when you’re working with a barebones Silverlight project, but once you start adding in different controls or 3rd party assemblies you are increasing your XAP size quite a bit in some cases.  And as we all know, a larger XAP leads to longer load times, and although people have...
  • .NET

    Vertical Orientation of CoverFlow for Silverlight

        The feedback about our new version of CoverFlow for Silverlight has been great! Thank you guys for pointing out all these small issues and problems that had to be polished since we introduced a new beta CoverFlow for Silverlight 3 back in September. After the core functionality of the control is successfully integrated in our Silverlight 3 suite, we are now able to start developing new features that every grown-up CoverFlow control should possess :) Vertical Orientation     Both in our forum and support system we have received numerous requests for vertical orientation of the CoverFlow control. That is why, with our 2009...
  • .NET

    How To: Tooltip Row Details with RadGridView for Silverlight

    December 19, 2009 Share
    In my previous blog post I explained how to display RadGridView Row Details with a RadWindow. Several days after the post was published I received a suggestion to create another sample that will be showing Row Details in a mouse-over tooltip fashion. And guess what. Christmas came earlier this year. The full credit for coming up with this brilliant idea goes to my friend and colleague Kalin Milanov, our Front-end Developer. He decided to edit the GridViewRow ControlTemplate and removed the DetailsPresenter from the spot it usually occupies under the cells. He then placed it inside a ToolTip: 1: <ToolTipService.ToolTip> 2: <ToolTip Style="{StaticResource ToolTipStyle}" ...