• .NET

    The Importance of Good Tools

    Making a slight deviation from the more code-happy posts I normally do, I want to take a chance to talk about something which is very important to .Net developers, specifically those of us working in the Xaml space – the importance of tooling in a development environment. (Hint, the above image was edited using a Telerik Xaml tool!) Good Tools As developers, these help us to create better products, internal applications, and websites.  With them we can achieve better results faster, complete with more code coverage for tests and better looking UIs on top of it all, all while making a more efficient...
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    Windows Phone 7 MVVM #7 - RadGauge

    Today’s RadControls for Windows Phone 7 MVVM post is brought to you by the smart tag: Now of course you must be wondering why a smart tag is being highlighted?  Great question!  As part of the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7 suite, RadGauge is an integral data visualization component that can be used to show a variety of different information with either a linear or radial gauge model.  Perhaps the best part about RadGauge is that our development team didn’t just publish a quick component with a few properties, rather this versatile control allows you to have as many or...
  • .NET

    RadChart for Windows Phone 7 gets interactivity richness

    Q2 2011 is approaching and we are doing our best to deliver an outstanding release with plenty of new features and improvements over the existing controls. We are most excited to announce that the BETA2 Q2 2011 release of our RadControls for Windows Phone 7 tools is publicly available. Knowing how important interactivity is for a mobile component, we put decent effort into adding rich user interaction responsiveness to our charting component. We implemented an extended “Behavior” semantic, which allows an arbitrary number of behaviors to be added to the chart and to provide specific functionality upon user input. Following are the...
  • .NET

    Does your Windows Phone 7 Chart Pan & Zoom?

    We believe that motion and interactivity are key parts of the whole Windows Phone 7 OS. That is why we put a lot of effort in implementing an intuitive and highly performing zooming and panning behavior for RadChart for WP7. We see many scenarios when a zoom is required – for example you may want to display large amount of data points – let’s say the monthly sales for a period of 10 years. In this case you may try to visualize all the 120 points within the device’s physical dimensions or you may apply a zoom to the chart...
  • .NET

    Telerik Chart for Windows Phone 7 - the Fastest WP7 Chart Just Released

      Several weeks ago we announced that we are currently working on a first-class charting solution for Windows Phone 7. Our primary goal – as with every single component – is to deliver highly-performing, pixel-perfect component with an intuitive and easy-to-use public API. Today we are releasing the first BETA of RadChart for WP7 and we are excited to share that our goal has been successfully completed so far – RadChart not only performs well, it is actually the fastest charting component available for Windows Phone 7. Being well familiar with all of the Windows Phone internals and cave-eats, and possessing extensive Silverlight...