• .NET

    Telerik OpenAccess ORM Meets ASP.NET Web API

    October 09, 2012 Share
    Microsoft has recently released their latest technology helping the N-Tier development – the ASP.NET Web API framework. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience this new platform built around the HTTP protocol, here we try to address some of the key points about Web API services as answers to the most common questions you might be already asking:  What is Web API? ASP.NET Web API is the latest platform provided by Microsoft for creating HTTP-based services.  When can I use Web API? The Web API framework is not limited to any kind of architecture. You can build REST services on top of it or...
  • .NET Mobile

    Codeless OData Binding for Telerik's Scheduler Control ASP.NET AJAX

    February 27, 2012 Share
    In the previous series of OData binding related posts we introduced OData support for our Grid, ListView and navigation controls. Well, it is time for a new control to utilize such binding. I am happy to announce that forth from Q2 2012 one can easily bind the Telerik's ASP.NET Ajax Scheduler to OData exposed feed using simple markup. Why OData One may ask why OData when it is possible to expose AppointmentData objects via simple ASMX/WCF service and have the Scheduler directly bound? Well, the OData binding gives you the freedom to bind against any JSON structure, as long as the core scheduler Data...
  • .NET Mobile

    New and Updated Demos for RadScheduler (ASP.NET AJAX) Part I

    November 29, 2011 Share
    I have provided technical support for RadScheduler since its inception and I can say that it is truly like an iceberg - the more you dive in knowing the control the more you come to appreciate its power, richness of features, potential for customization and flexibility. But what good is something if you don't know that it exists? For the Q3 2011 release, we have made a thorough review of the RadScheduler demos and realized that they show only a fraction of RadScheduler's potential. So, we have updated some old demos and added a few new ones. We will continue this practice in the future...
  • .NET

    Some insight on the Telerik Weather Station application

    November 26, 2010 Share
    We have recently uploaded the Weather Station demo showing some of Telerik controls for Silverlight in a great rich context. Following Kalin’s blog post announcing the main features, this one is to provide some notes on the technical side of the matter. Here is a list of the main features: Find client’s location upon startup and retrieve weather information if available. Store current locations and favorite ones in the local storage for proper loading on next startup of the application. Use two formats for weather values - Celsius and Fahrenheit. Search for custom location. Display brief location information (on smaller zoom levels) as well as...
  • .NET Mobile

    Performance Tip: Use Web Service Load On Demand with RadTreeView

    August 06, 2008 Share
    A common scenario for a treeview control is to populate it with lots of nodes. Adding a few thousand nodes initially is not a good idea though. Think of all the rendered HTML. Even rendering a few thousand strings (without any extra markup) will result in a few megabytes of HTML. That's where load on demand comes into play. RadTreeView supports three different types of load on demand: web service, server side callback and server side postback. From those the server-side postback mode is least efficient in terms of performance because it postbacks and updates the whole page. Here is how...