• .NET Mobile

    Introducing RadDataForm for Windows Phone

    Almost each Windows Phone app implements scenarios in which user input is gathered. These scenarios include designing and implementing Pages with editor controls positioned in a layout panel (mostly stack layouts) with labels above them to describe their purpose and buttons at the end of the page to confirm the input. The validation logic, as well as the synchronization between editors and the properties of the edited object is mostly done manually by handling events, checking input values and setting target properties. Here are a couple of screenshots from our Tasks app demonstrating similar scenarios:   The ‘Edit Task’ and ‘Edit Project’...
    October 20, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    How to Build a Picture Gallery app for Windows Phone - Part 3

    In this last part of the Picture Gallery blog series, we will discuss how the app handles errors and how RadControls for Windows Phone improved the development experience. In case you missed the previous two posts, they can be found here and here. Handling exceptions No application is complete without proper error handling. To be robust the application should handle the expected exceptions in a meaningful way or crash noisily when an unexpected error occurs. In the Picture Gallery app there are a few situations that should be expected.  The first and most important condition that we need to verify on app startup is whether...
  • .NET Mobile

    How to Build a Picture Gallery app for Windows Phone - Part 2

    In this second part of the picture gallery blog series we'll discuss how information is being passed between pages and how favorites are persisted to the phone's flash memory. If you haven't read the first part of this blog series, be sure to also check out the first part as well. Passing state When navigating between pages we need a mechanism to tell the new page what it will be visualizing. There are two ways to achieve this. One is to pass information between pages as parts of the query string in the page’s Uri. This is a rather limited approach and in...
    September 20, 2012
  • .NET

    What’s new in Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate

    We are happy (well, and proud :)) to announce the public availability of our Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate, which allows you to build Windows Store-Ready Apps at no cost. This is an important milestone for us as we are getting closer to the official release and I just can’t wait to share what we have baked for you in this new release. Strictly following our commitment to deliver the same functionality to XAML and HTML developers all the new goodies are available for both environments. HubTile A screen of the First Look example in our Demo Center application Enrich your Windows Store...
    September 18, 2012
  • Company News

    Our Windows Phone Customers’ Apps that Rule the Marketplace

    All eyes are on the upcoming new Windows Phone device by Nokia in September as well as the release of Windows Phone 8, since they’ll open up new horizons for Windows Phone developers and their apps. Meanwhile, we follow with excitement the success of our customers’ apps. Our Showcase Gallery has more than 200 featured apps, many of which take top positions on the marketplace. So we decided to show them off. Check out which apps built with Telerik Windows Phone UI controls rule the marketplace.
    August 20, 2012