• .NET Mobile

    Fun with RadLoopingList: Horizontal looping

    With RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q2 2011 Beta 2 we have extended the feature set of RadLoopingList by adding support for horizontal looping: there is now a new Orientation property which can be set to either Vertical or Horizontal. We have also prepared a nice example in our Telerik Demos app (available on the WP7 Marketplace) which uses RadLoopingList to build a picture gallery that shows gallery items in a movie strip: Since some of you asked us to explain how this example was built, I decided to put it in a blog by giving all the steps you need...
  • .NET Mobile

    Another milestone for RadControls for Windows Phone – Q2 2011 Beta 2 is here

    We reached a second important milestone before the official Q2 2011 release. Today we announce the Beta 2. In this release we included major additions to the Chart and the DataBoundListBox controls. Our Windows Phone Charts now support:  Stacked 100 Bar, Line and Area series  Scatter (XY) series – ScatterPoint, ScatterLine and ScatterArea Pan & zoom behavior – the chart can be zoomed in/out and panned both horizontally and/or vertically. Pan and Zoom can also be set programmatically  Track ball behavior – allows extended data point information to be displayed upon Hold gesture  Tooltip behavior – displays context-sensitive...
    June 30, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    RadDataBoundListBox for WP7 matures, now adds Multiple Items Selection support

    Q2 2011 Beta 2 of RadControls for Windows Phone 7 is on its way and part of the box is a meaty new RadDataBoundListBox feature: multiple items selection ability. As many of you already know, the mail client on all Windows Phones shows a check box next to each visual container thus allowing the end-user to select a bunch of items and perform an action with them. RadDataBoundListBox can now do pretty much the same thing by exposing a very convenient API and neat UX for working with checkboxes. There is now a CheckedItems collection which exposes methods for checking/unchecking items programmatically,...
  • .NET Mobile

    Design-Time Gallery for RadChart for WP7

    The Q2 2011 Beta 2 release is upon our users and we've got quite a few improvements in the control suite. The highlight of the Q2 release will undoubtedly be the chart control and for Beta 2 we have added more features and polished the existing ones which make the chart look and work better than ever. A major feature, and the focus of this post, is the chart design-time gallery. We extended the concept of the gauge gallery, now it applies to the gauge as well as the chart and who knows, maybe future controls will also benefit from it. The idea of...
    June 29, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    Implementing Data Paging with RadDataBoundListBox and the OnDemandManual Data Virtualization Mode

    It is clear that a good data driven Windows Phone 7 application must have a smart approach of handling large amounts of data and keeping jagged scrolling and long lasting loading screens away from the end-users. There are a bunch of approaches which handle similar situations but recently I had a discussion with a developer using our controls which focused on implementing data paging as a way of coping with large amounts of data. During this discussion I came up with an idea to utilize the OnDemandManual data virtualization mode of our RadDataBoundListBox to implement a mechanism which loads pages of...