• .NET Mobile

    RadBulletGraph for Windows Phone 7

    September 28, 2011 Share
    The Q2 2011 SP1 release is already out and it includes many improvements and fixes for the existing controls promised to our customers, however, it also includes a brand new component that is in the beta stage - RadBulletGraph. The bullet graph is a component for data visualization that succinctly and accurately visualizes a comparison between different data in a quantitative and qualitative manner. A full specification of the bullet graph component can be found here. The great thing about the bullet graph is that it takes the linear subset of the gauges and uses it so that the information is visualized clearly and concisely...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Mango and Q2 2011 (NoDo) SP1 are now available

    September 22, 2011 Share
    In mid-August, sometime after the Q2 2011 release, we upgraded RadControls for Windows Phone 7 to support Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and released an official build that contains some major performance improvements in RadDataBoundListBox and also all major controls that were introduced back then with Q2 2011: RadChart RadCalendar RadBusyIndicator Enough time has passed for us to gather some very valuable feedback from you to prepare a Service Pack which addresses some critical issues, introduces a new control (RadBulletGraph) and a meaty new feature in our powerful RadChart. We have also managed to greatly optimize the performance of our Data Engine by using the new System.Reflection.Emit APIs. RadChart alone represents...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadJumpList for Windows Phone extended: Support for Sticky Header

    August 19, 2011 Share
    Besides inheriting all performance improvements coming from RadDataBoundListBox RadJumpList further extends its functionality in our latest Mango Build with Sticky Header support. A sticky header is nothing more but a group header that is statically positioned at the top edge of RadJumpList’s viewport displaying the currently focused data group –just like in the revamped phonebook in Windows Phone Mango. This new functionality brings some small API extensions. There are now two new properties exposed by RadJumpList: IsStickyHeaderEnabled StickyHeaderTemplate The IsStickyHeaderEnabled property determines whether a sticky header is shown or not. This property is set to false by default. The StickyHeaderTemplate property can be used to specify a custom...
  • .NET

    The LOB Chronicles Episode 3: From UX to UI

    August 18, 2011 Share
    In this episode we are diving into how we can construct a better user interface (UI) utilizing the tools that our User Experience (UX) experts have put before us.  If you recall last time we discussed the importance of UX and how it can help us to identify higher-traffic areas of our application as well as why certain views might need to be more prevalent within the application. Today we go one step further and translate UX into UI in terms we can all understand, including views, navigation, and everyone’s favorite click-count. From Empathy to Navigation One of the highlights from the last post...
  • .NET Mobile

    Introducing RadMessageBox for WP7

    We are happy to announce an intermediate release with which we officially declare that RadControls for Windows Phone now support Mango. This release includes a few improvements to the control suite, the most important of which is of course our updated list box that still performs better than the default, framework list box.  Aside from improved existing controls we also decided to include a message box that can be customized and restyled as required and that is extremely easy to use. It is also localized. To get a taste of what it is like to use RadMessageBox consider the following example. It demonstrates the...