• .NET Mobile

    RadDataBoundListBox learns new Data Virtualization techniques

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q2 2011 Beta 1 is already at the doorstep which means that you will be able to have a hands-on experience with everything we have been working on lately. A significant piece of the cake are the new data virtualization capabilities that RadDataBoundListBox adds to its repertoir. We have already announced some of the bits in an earlier blog post and now it is time to reveal the bigger picture of what you will be able to do with this control after the new release. So, we will be adding two more virtualization modes that will provide the same...
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    Bringing Data Virtualization to RadDataBoundListBox for Windows Phone 7

    April 13, 2011 Share
    Since its introduction the RadDataBoundListBox has been constantly optimized and extended to bring the great UX it delivers today for WP7: both in terms of data processing and UX. It was clear from the beginning that UI virtualization brings great value for a fast performing Windows Phone 7 application but we had some further mighty plans for this control and now we can proudly demonstrate some early bits of a new, fully integrated mechanism for virtualizing data (yes, not only UI!). What does this actually mean? Well, in a nutshell, data virtualization means that you do not need to download the whole list...
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    Localization support for RadControls for Windows Phone

    March 17, 2011 Share
    We are happy to announce that the very first official release for RadControls for Windows Phone is here. As we promised, we polished the existing controls as much as possible for this release and added a small feature that many people will find useful, namely Localization support. The Q1 2011 release provides a localization mechanism that users can utilize by providing localized resources either through code or through resource files.  In order to localize the existing controls users have to create a ResourceManager that will contain resources in their native language and pass it to the LocalizationManager class in the RadControls suite. Also, the localization...
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    Integrating your Windows Phone unit tests with MSBuild #6: Conclusion

    March 15, 2011 Share
    It’s been a while since I started this blog post series which describes our approach of integrating and automating the unit test execution with MSBuild thus effectively organizing a Continuous Integration build which aggregates check-ins, builds the projects and runs all unit tests after that. Since there is no out-of-the-box solution to automate Windows Phone unit tests we came up with some not so standard ideas and managed to build our own mechanism. I have described these ideas in a series of blogs summarized below: 1. Introduction and Overview – description of the solution, as well as some explanations of the reasoning behind this approach 2. The...
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    Gauges design-time gallery for Windows Phone

    The Beta 2 release of our Windows Phone controls is here, it brings a bag of improvements to the existing controls and one of these improvements is a design-time gallery for the gauges. The need for a design-time gallery arose when we were creating the examples in our QSF application. It turned out that creating a full gauge design was more tedious than it looked at first. The gauges have a lot of functionality to tweak and this directly translates to a lot of XAML. After the first two or three implemented designs we thought "Oh my, we have to do something about writing...