• .NET Mobile

    Implementing Data Paging with RadDataBoundListBox and the OnDemandManual Data Virtualization Mode

    It is clear that a good data driven Windows Phone 7 application must have a smart approach of handling large amounts of data and keeping jagged scrolling and long lasting loading screens away from the end-users. There are a bunch of approaches which handle similar situations but recently I had a discussion with a developer using our controls which focused on implementing data paging as a way of coping with large amounts of data. During this discussion I came up with an idea to utilize the OnDemandManual data virtualization mode of our RadDataBoundListBox to implement a mechanism which loads pages of...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadChart for Windows Phone 7 and Data Binding

    June 06, 2011 Share
    The fastest chart for windows phone 7 is just around the corner and it is not only fast, it is also very easy to use. To prove how easy to use RadChart is, consider the following steps which take the developer from a blank phone page to a page with a working chart that visualizes real data. In short the steps are these: Create chart object -> Add axes -> add series -> bind series to data. That’s right RadChart will support data binding on day -1 (this is the beta so it is not day 1 yet). Now let’s dig right into it. First...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadDataBoundListBox learns new Data Virtualization techniques

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q2 2011 Beta 1 is already at the doorstep which means that you will be able to have a hands-on experience with everything we have been working on lately. A significant piece of the cake are the new data virtualization capabilities that RadDataBoundListBox adds to its repertoir. We have already announced some of the bits in an earlier blog post and now it is time to reveal the bigger picture of what you will be able to do with this control after the new release. So, we will be adding two more virtualization modes that will provide the same...
  • .NET Mobile

    Bringing Data Virtualization to RadDataBoundListBox for Windows Phone 7

    April 13, 2011 Share
    Since its introduction the RadDataBoundListBox has been constantly optimized and extended to bring the great UX it delivers today for WP7: both in terms of data processing and UX. It was clear from the beginning that UI virtualization brings great value for a fast performing Windows Phone 7 application but we had some further mighty plans for this control and now we can proudly demonstrate some early bits of a new, fully integrated mechanism for virtualizing data (yes, not only UI!). What does this actually mean? Well, in a nutshell, data virtualization means that you do not need to download the whole list...
  • .NET Mobile

    Localization support for RadControls for Windows Phone

    March 17, 2011 Share
    We are happy to announce that the very first official release for RadControls for Windows Phone is here. As we promised, we polished the existing controls as much as possible for this release and added a small feature that many people will find useful, namely Localization support. The Q1 2011 release provides a localization mechanism that users can utilize by providing localized resources either through code or through resource files.  In order to localize the existing controls users have to create a ResourceManager that will contain resources in their native language and pass it to the LocalizationManager class in the RadControls suite. Also, the localization...