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Bring the Windows Phone 8 home screen to your apps
We got inspired by the improved home screen of Windows Phone 8 and decided not to keep you waiting. You can implement the new tile sizes in your app right away using Telerik HubTile for Windows Phone. This functionality will make the home screen experience more personal than ever before and it can be very easily implemented. Here is a short video of what you can achieve using RadHubTile. This is just out of the box XAML goodness, no tricks: To start using the new tile sizes now, download a free trial of RadControls for Windows Phone and then download the Latest Internal Build from...
July 13, 2012
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...
July 04, 2012
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...
June 22, 2012
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...
June 22, 2012
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...
June 21, 2012
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