• .NET Mobile

    Introducing the RadNumericUpDown Control for Windows Phone 7

    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...
    December 13, 2010
  • .NET Mobile

    Integrating your Windows Phone unit tests with MSBuild #1: Introduction

    When we started preparing our development infrastructure for the RadControls for Windows Phone 7 suite one of the interesting challenges that we faced was the automation of the unit tests execution. Of course, each developer could run the tests on their local machine manually, but this approach is rather cumbersome, especially when the amount of unit tests grows as the project evolves. Therefore we decided to take some time and research the possibilities for running our unit tests on the Windows Phone emulator automatically by integrating them with our MSBuild projects. The idea we came up with is quite simple in...
    December 13, 2010
  • .NET Mobile

    TechEd Europe 2010 and Windows Phone 7

    This year’s European TechEd was a very interesting experience both for us – the guys at the Telerik booth, and for all of you that came to visit it and see what we have been doing lately. We were amazed by the variety of questions you had for us (showing that our whole product line is well-known and widely used) and therefore we would like to say a big Thank you!   One of the intriguing aspects of this year’s TechEd and our participation there was our new RadControls for Windows Phone 7 suite that was in its first CTP version by...
    November 25, 2010
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7: Introducing RadWindow

    Graphical user interfaces are rife with popups and messages springing from every direction in order to notify users of important information. The Windows Phone 7 experience is no different and RadWindow is here to provide this functionality. Currently the toolkit for windows phone development provides a Popup control out of the box, so why bother writing a window from scratch? The main reason is that the stock popup is not hardware accelerated, that is, animations on UI elements displayed on it are executed on the UI thread, it doesn’t matter if the animation is a simple double animation, if you...
    November 15, 2010
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls For Windows Phone: Using RadPickerBox

    RadDatePicker and RadTimePicker have a lot of basic common functionality. One of the components that provide some of this common functionality is RadPickerBox. It is a very basic control designed to provide an easy way for users to display some content, just like ContentControl :
    November 03, 2010