• .NET Mobile

    Lambda woes with csc

    While helping with the development of our Tasks application I stumbled upon a strange compiler error. There was a lambda expression that was compiling just fine before I touched the file with the lambda and after changing a line inside the body of the lambda, the project suddenly stopped compiling. The error was, that it could not find an adequate overload of the method that accepted the lambda in question as an argument. The cause turned out to be very interesting(for me at least) and I think it is worth sharing. Consider that you have a function with two overloads that both accept...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadBulletGraph Architecture and Features

    We introduced RadBulletGraph beta in the Q2 2011 SP1 release with the idea that the sooner we release a stable product the more time we will have to polish it and even implement user requirements before the final version. With this blog post I will explain how RadBulletGraph is structured internally and how this internal structure enables the features that it currently supports. With this in mind I kindly ask you, dear reader, to give your opinion on RadBulletGraph, to tell us what else you need or what can be done in a better way so that we can provide the best...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadBulletGraph for Windows Phone 7

    The Q2 2011 SP1 release is already out and it includes many improvements and fixes for the existing controls promised to our customers, however, it also includes a brand new component that is in the beta stage - RadBulletGraph. The bullet graph is a component for data visualization that succinctly and accurately visualizes a comparison between different data in a quantitative and qualitative manner. A full specification of the bullet graph component can be found here. The great thing about the bullet graph is that it takes the linear subset of the gauges and uses it so that the information is visualized clearly and concisely...
    September 28, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Mango and Q2 2011 (NoDo) SP1 are now available

    In mid-August, sometime after the Q2 2011 release, we upgraded RadControls for Windows Phone 7 to support Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and released an official build that contains some major performance improvements in RadDataBoundListBox and also all major controls that were introduced back then with Q2 2011: RadChart RadCalendar RadBusyIndicator Enough time has passed for us to gather some very valuable feedback from you to prepare a Service Pack which addresses some critical issues, introduces a new control (RadBulletGraph) and a meaty new feature in our powerful RadChart. We have also managed to greatly optimize the performance of our Data Engine by using the new System.Reflection.Emit APIs. RadChart alone represents...
    September 22, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    RadJumpList for Windows Phone extended: Support for Sticky Header

    Besides inheriting all performance improvements coming from RadDataBoundListBox RadJumpList further extends its functionality in our latest Mango Build with Sticky Header support. A sticky header is nothing more but a group header that is statically positioned at the top edge of RadJumpList’s viewport displaying the currently focused data group –just like in the revamped phonebook in Windows Phone Mango. This new functionality brings some small API extensions. There are now two new properties exposed by RadJumpList: IsStickyHeaderEnabled StickyHeaderTemplate The IsStickyHeaderEnabled property determines whether a sticky header is shown or not. This property is set to false by default. The StickyHeaderTemplate property can be used to specify a custom...
    August 19, 2011