• .NET Mobile

    Integrating your Windows Phone unit tests with MSBuild #3: The dedicated Test Runner Task

    January 13, 2011 Share
    First of all, let me wish you a very happy and productive 2011! May the good Silverlight forces be with you and let’s hope that this year will be full of technology excitements and challenges! For the ones who haven’t followed me until now – this is the third installment of a blog post series focusing on an automation infrastructure for the execution of unit tests for Windows Phone 7 with MSBuild. This blog focuses on the MSBuild task, part of the unit test automation infrastructure, that installs the unit test application on the Windows Phone 7 emulator and runs the...
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    Integrating your Windows Phone unit tests with MSBuild #2: Technical Overview

    December 16, 2010 Share
    Last week I started a blog post series that introduces our approach of automating the Windows Phone unit test execution on our build machines simply sharing the idea behind the automation infrastructure. I have also prepared a diagram that follows the automation process and have structured what I plan to share with you in the following weeks. Now, with the second post of the series I am going to make a more detailed technical overview of our infrastructure and give some reasons for choosing the discussed approach. The Dedicated Build Task and communication with the Windows Phone 7 emulator As already mentioned,...
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    Going mobile – the UX perspective. Part 1 – be Metro

    December 16, 2010 Share
      We are proud that our controls are not only excellent development tools but they also excel in appearance, styling, great usability and overall user experience. This is a result of the united efforts of the whole team of our developers and us - the UX and UI designers here in Telerik. Our brand new RadControls for Windows Phone 7 and the all new Metro design guidelines bring so many new UX challenges that we thought it would be a good idea to share them with you and to hear your thoughts, which are of great value for us. This is the first...
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    UI vs. Compositor – Demystifying the main Windows Phone 7 OS threads

    December 13, 2010 Share
    Having spent a couple of months focused on Windows Phone 7 development, I must admit that Microsoft have managed to bring something completely unique and intriguing to the mobile world. Not only the fact that the UX has nothing to do with what’s currently on the shelves, but also the whole platform with its potential and developer accessibility make WP7 very thrilling. I really think that ‘Silverlight’ and ‘mobile’ are two words that should have been stick together anytime soon and with WP7 Microsoft made what should bring them back on the scene – they simply brought Silverlight into mobile. In...
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    Introducing the RadNumericUpDown Control for Windows Phone 7

    December 13, 2010 Share
    While developing the RadControls for Windows Phone 7 QSF we heavily discussed how the screen real estate should be organized so that we can display as much content as possible without losing on the UX front. We have many examples where user input is required which automatically implies increased amount of controls on the example page and thus leading to difficulties when optimally using the screen space. For instance, our Animation examples allow for adjusting animation parameters to better demonstrate functionality. At the beginning we implemented the input via TextBox elements: we allowed the user to type in the desired value, after that...