• .NET

    Using RadSlideView for Windows Phone to Load Items on Demand

    February 02, 2012 Share
    Download the demo project Download the Q1 2012 BETA   RadSlideView is one of the major and widely used controls in our RadControls for Windows Phone tools. For the Q1 2012 BETA release we completely revamped its architecture and API design to meet all the feedback and feature requests we gathered from our users. Instead of inheriting from RadLoopingList, the control now inherits from the abstract DataControlBase class and exposes properties and methods similar to the ones found in our RadDataBoundListBox. We believe this approach will have better adoption and will be more intuitive to you – our users. This re-design allowed us to improve performance...
  • .NET Mobile

    Horizontal Scrolling in RadDataBoundListBox now available

    February 02, 2012 Share
    RadDataBoundListBox has been continuously developed and extended with new features like Item Animations, CheckBoxes support, Data Virtualization support etc. We have also fine-tuned its performance so that it perfectly fits in an environment of limited memory and CPU resources what a mobile phone is. You can see here a real-world scenario based comparison between RadDataBoundListBox and a standard ListBox control putting both UI Virtualization approaches head to head. With Q1 2012 Beta we are introducing an entirely new feature which also paves the way for a more complex and performance-optimized Wrap Virtualization Layout: Horizontal Scrolling. A nice example is available in our Demos app...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2012 Beta is here

    February 01, 2012 Share
    Two weeks before the official Q1 2012 release we have prepared a Beta package containing all the new stuff that we have been working on the previous months for you to check out. There are some brand new components, as well as cool new features in RadSlideView, RadDataBoundListBox and RadBusyIndicator.   Let's start with the newborn components available in RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2012 Beta: RadToolTip - this is a control that allows you to display a popup associated with a given visual element on your page. This popup may contain any type of information, like additional details or some hints. We have a...
  • .NET Mobile

    Q3 2011 SP1 RadJumpList for Windows Phone 7 now adds support for bindable Data Descriptor collections

    January 05, 2012 Share
    Some time ago a customer of ours asked us if there is a possibility to use the FilterDescriptors, SortDescriptors and GroupDescriptors collection in a MVVM context by binding them to collections defined by the view model. As all the data is managed there, why not also manage the data operations in the same class? Unfortunately, these three properties are readonly and therefore binding them to a property defined by the main view model wouldn’t work. We decided that allowing similar scenarios will simplify the development with RadJumpList and therefore as of Q3 2011 SP1 the control exposes three new properties which...
  • .NET

    Adding the “Pinch-to-zoom” feature to your pictures with RadSlideView for Windows Phone

    December 22, 2011 Share
    We are most excited to announce the immediate availability of our Q3 2011 Service Pack 1 release of RadControls for Windows Phone. Together with all the bug fixes and improvements, we also managed to add several cool new features in our controls. LiveTileHelper, Date/Time pickers Step property, Radar charts and financial indicators as well as the much requested pinch-to-zoom functionality for RadSlideView showing pictures. The pinch-to-zoom gesture is well known and most of the users are familiar with it. More, people will expect it from any application that displays pictures in a gallery. Well, no need to implement your own gesture handling; it is all...