• .NET Mobile

    Using LiveTileHelper for WPDev to update a tile with a Background Agent

    In the end of 2011 we enhanced our suite with LiveTileHelper. This component can be very useful when creating Secondary tiles. It extends the StandardTileData with two additional properties: VisualElement and BackVisualElement. Since then we have received a lot of positive feedback about the LiveTileHelper and one of the frequently asked questions was "How to update the tile periodically when some of the data changes?". It is a good question and since it describes a very common scenario we decided to show you how to do it. To update the tile periodically, we are going to use a PeriodicTask. It inherits from ScheduledTask and ScheduledAction and allows...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadImageButton: A new control for Windows Phone in Q2 2012

    Today we are going to present one of the new additions to our Windows Phone Controls Suite: RadImageButton. This control inherits from the native Button, so it has all of its properties and events that you are familiar with. What RadImageButton actually does is to allow you to place an image or a set of images that change when the button gets tapped or disabled.   The RadImageButton can easily become a ToggleButton by setting its ButtonBehavior property to ToggleButton. Another cool feature is provided by the ButtonShape property. Changing its value to Ellipse will make the button similar to the buttons that are used in the ApplicationBar. Now...
  • .NET Mobile

    Announcing RadTextBox for Windows Phone 7

    RadControls for Windows Phone Q2 2012 came with a few new controls and one of them is RadTextBox. This is an extended TextBox which provides: Header Watermark Validation ActionButton ClearButton The control inherits from the native TextBox so it is easy to port into existing projects. The Clear and Action Buttons’ visibility can be controlled with the properties ClearButtonVisibility and ActionButtonVisibility respectively. The clear button’s function is to clear all the current input in the text box. It is visible only when there is some input because if the field is empty, such a button is not of much use. The ActionButton doesn’t have a predefined action. You have absolute...
  • .NET Mobile

    Telerik Metro Design Templates for Windows Phone: now on the Marketplace

    It’s been a couple of days since Q2 2012 and the new addition to the release – the Metro Design Templates. To give you a better idea of what you can achieve with the templates and to make it easier for you to choose what's right for you, we have prepared an application that is showing all of the templates that we have so far. You can download it from the marketplace.       The templates are divided in 3 categories: Content Views, Pages and Building Blocks. As their names imply, the Content Views provide different views or ways to show the content...
  • .NET Mobile

    Introducing Item Reorder in RadDataBoundListBox for Windows Phone (video included)

    Being one of the first controls in the RadControls for Windows Phone suite, RadDataBoundListBox has been continuously extended and eventually evolved into a powerful, must-have component for each Windows Phone application. Providing features like Data Virtualization, Multiple Selection, Item Animations, this control can easily be set up to fit into many application scenarios and handle much of the work one would have to do using just the native components. Q2 2012 comes with some further enhancements one of which is the support for reordering the items in the control. The Item Reorder functionality allows your end users to change the position of the items in the...