• .NET Mobile

    Announcing RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2012

    Welcome to this milestone release for RadControls for Windows Phone, as it brings the suite to a whole new level - fully embracing the concept of Rapid Application Development. This is actually our first release which includes not only classic UI components, but also infrastructure that helps you implement and integrate very common scenarios used throughout mobile applications.                     But let’s just skip the  lengthy introduction and move directly to the unpacking. I’ll start with the entirely new components that are available now: RadPaginationControl – a really powerful approach to deliver rich content presentation in your WP application. This control allows you to enable...
    February 16, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    Horizontal Scrolling in RadDataBoundListBox now available

    RadDataBoundListBox has been continuously developed and extended with new features like Item Animations, CheckBoxes support, Data Virtualization support etc. We have also fine-tuned its performance so that it perfectly fits in an environment of limited memory and CPU resources what a mobile phone is. You can see here a real-world scenario based comparison between RadDataBoundListBox and a standard ListBox control putting both UI Virtualization approaches head to head. With Q1 2012 Beta we are introducing an entirely new feature which also paves the way for a more complex and performance-optimized Wrap Virtualization Layout: Horizontal Scrolling. A nice example is available in our Demos app...
    February 02, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    Q3 2011 SP1 RadJumpList for Windows Phone 7 now adds support for bindable Data Descriptor collections

    Some time ago a customer of ours asked us if there is a possibility to use the FilterDescriptors, SortDescriptors and GroupDescriptors collection in a MVVM context by binding them to collections defined by the view model. As all the data is managed there, why not also manage the data operations in the same class? Unfortunately, these three properties are readonly and therefore binding them to a property defined by the main view model wouldn’t work. We decided that allowing similar scenarios will simplify the development with RadJumpList and therefore as of Q3 2011 SP1 the control exposes three new properties which...
    January 05, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    RadDate- & RadTimePicker for Windows Phone 7 extended to support custom selector intervals

    It is a common scenario when we would like to limit the selectable values in a time or date picker control. Normally we would do this by setting an allowed date-time range but a more sophisticated case is when we also want to filter out some selection possibilities and allow only specific ones. Imagine an application that provides the end-user with the possibility to create reminders that can only happen in time intervals of 15 minutes: 3:00 AM, 3:15 AM, 3:30 AM... Here we don’t want to prevent the user from selecting values from the whole time-range, but want to make some...
    December 22, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    Introducing RadMessageBox for WP7

    We are happy to announce an intermediate release with which we officially declare that RadControls for Windows Phone now support Mango. This release includes a few improvements to the control suite, the most important of which is of course our updated list box that still performs better than the default, framework list box.  Aside from improved existing controls we also decided to include a message box that can be customized and restyled as required and that is extremely easy to use. It is also localized. To get a taste of what it is like to use RadMessageBox consider the following example. It demonstrates the...