• .NET Mobile

    Conversation View for Windows Phone - new in Q2 2012

    The RadControls for Windows Phone Q2 2012 release is ready and includes a brand new kitchen appliance – RadConversationView. Developing social applications just got a little easier on Windows Phone. No need to create a message viewer from scratch any more, just take RadConversationView and tweak it so that it meets your requirements. As is tradition in XAML based technologies, RadConversationView has no hard-coded assumptions about what kind of messages it will be displaying or how it will display them, it only has a default implementation of a message model and default templates for visualizing that model. Developers can either take this...
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    RadControls for Windows Phone Q2 2012 is here!

    This is our sixth release already and we are very excited about it since it brings some really great stuff on the table, including a very important effort that elevates our suite to an entirely new level. Because details are what matters, I am starting right now with what’s new in the Q2 2012 box: Metro Design Templates for building great Windows Phone applications. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like: a really thick stack of ready-to-use page templates that provide implementation for common scenarios and are compatible with the Metro Design Guidelines. Powered by a fully integrated Visual Studio...
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    Design Templates for Windows Phone

    A mobile app will look better if you have a designer helping you, right? This one is a no brainer. Reality is that many Windows Phone developers don’t always have this luxury.  Matching the Metro design guidelines to the highest Metro standards can also be tricky sometimes.  To help you on this front, RadControls for Windows Phone introduces Metro Design templates for Windows Phone with this second release for the year. More than 20 page and content Metro design templates will make your app nicer and your job easier. On top of that you get a Visual Studio wizard helping you...
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    How to design a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Part 2

    Welcome to the second blog where we talk about the main similarities and differences between the design guidelines of the Windows 8 and the Windows Phone platforms and what this means to designers and developers. In the  first blog post we covered: Design process Layout and navigation In this part we will take a deeper look at: Commands and actions Touch Orientation and views Notifications and live tiles Telerik upcoming Windows 8 suite You can download the full series as: high resolution pdf  (~7 MB), or low resolution pdf (~2 MB).
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    Designing a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Design Case Study Part 1

    A lot of the Windows Phone developers out there are already considering porting their Windows Phone apps to Windows 8. May be you are thinking: from Metro to Metro - it has to be pretty easy and straightforward, doesn’t it? Let’s see if this is true. This case study gives insights into porting the design of an existing Windows Phone app to a Windows 8 Metro app. It discusses the main similarities and differences between the design guidelines of the two platforms, what can and cannot be reused. User Experience Design Guidelines for Windows Phone User Experience Design Guidelines for Windows 8 For...