• .NET

    Grid, AutoComplete, new Chart features plus more in RadControls for Windows 8 Q1 2013

    We are most excited to announce the public availability of our RadControls for Windows 8 Q1 2013 release...
    February 20, 2013
  • Testing & ALM

    Creating a WinJS Project Template

    Now that you have the perfect starting point for your WinJS projects, make it into a Visual Studio Template!
    February 05, 2013
  • .NET

    Need Tabular Data Visualization for your Windows Store App? RadGrid is coming

    As you may already know our major focus in RadControls for Windows 8 for the upcoming Q1 2013 release is the Grid component. Let’s start with how we envision this control: What is RadGrid?
    February 01, 2013
  • Testing & ALM

    Adding and Editing Records with AppBar Flyouts

    In my last post, I showed how to simple it is to remove commands from the user interface and place them into the AppBar. The commands for editing records and adding new records are both hardcoded to which record gets edited and what data gets added. That is not a very user friendly way to edit/add records. Windows 8 applications can take advantage of Flyouts for tasks such as getting data into an application, presenting a screen for editing a record, and any other interaction with the user. A Flyout is essentially a mini-form or user control (neither term is technically correct, but you get the point, I believe). Instead of swapping the currently displayed content with another screen for editing records and another screen for adding records, using Flyouts can help keep your users focused on their data and the task at hand.
    January 17, 2013
  • Testing & ALM

    Windows 8 AppBars in WinJS

    Microsoft’s guidance for Windows 8 applications is based on content over chrome. Development styles for prior versions of Windows often included navigation controls, buttons, tabs, and other non-content related items intermixed with the data, often obscuring the information that the application was trying to convey. This isn’t to say that we were all doing it wrong all of these years, as there wasn’t a mechanism (or even guidance) in place to provide an alternative.
    January 17, 2013