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Programmatic export to PDF from Silverlight application
Ever wanted to export a Telerik report from a Silverlight application? This is easily accomplished by instantiating the ReportServiceClient class, which plays the role of proxy to the Telerik Report Service. To specify that you want to render the report we use the RenderAsync method of the ReportServiceClient, which invokes the respective method on the server (remember that it serves as proxy) that would return the rendered report. Since we’ve used an asynchronous method and we do not know when the render would finish, we need to handle the RenderCompleted event. In the RenderCompleted event we get the result from the rendering and decide what to...
February 03, 2010
MicroModels for Silverlight
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...
January 21, 2010
Using Silverlight Upload control with ASP.NET MVC
[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....
January 15, 2010
Application Library Caching in RadControls for Silverlight
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...
January 04, 2010
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...
December 29, 2009
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