• .NET

    Telerik XAML controls – Q3 2011 Beta introduces new and empowered ChartingKit

    As Q3 is approaching we give you a sneak preview of what’s coming in November. What’s new in the box: RadChartingKit Our brand new ChartingKit control empowers users to understand and analyze complex data and ensures great performance for your data visualization applications. The new architecture comes to serve the numerous requests for improvements in our existing RadChart control. We decided to build this new control from scratch to achieve the best results that could not have been done with the architecture of the old RadChart. The new ChartingKit reuses the charting engine from our Windows Phone 7 Chart and guarantees flexibility, advanced customization options and unique performance. Check out the ChartingKit demos RadEntityFrameworkDataSource (WPF...
  • .NET

    Boldly Looking Forward with Silverlight, WPF, WP7, and Xaml

    Now that the dust has settled from Build, we’re all back to our day jobs and still working on the same Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone projects that we were working on before Build. As you might have read from Todd, Doug, Vassil, Steve, or Silverlight experts like Jeremy, Dan, and Laurent, the sky has in fact not fallen and the future for .Net development on the non-Metrofied Windows 8 desktop is alive and well.  On top of that, since most of us are working on projects in the here and now and want support for multiple versions of...
    October 05, 2011
  • .NET

    Telerik XAML controls Q2 2011 SP1

    The Service Packs of Telerik XAML controls (Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone) are out.  You can find a bunch of improvements and fixes in the service packs that are currently available for download under your accounts. You can check the updated demos at:  Silverlight demos WPF demos Some of the high spots for Silverlight and WPF are:  Improved QCV performance when having lots of groups on many levels (LinqToEntities) in the GridView. Added UI Layers API and allowed more than one style (Bold, Italic, Underline, FontSize) to be set on an empty span while editing a document in the RichTextBox. Optimized memory and performance of the TreeListView. Added declarative support for...
    September 22, 2011
  • Company News

    When Should You Use Metro, Version 2

    A blog by Todd Anglin, Chief Evangelist at Telerik. (Original post here) During my busy week at the Microsoft BUILD conference, I cranked-out a quick and rough decision tree designed to help you decide which Microsoft platform you should use for app development:Silverlight/WPF, HTML5, or the new Metro/WinRT. The chart proved to be very popular, so I thought I'd revisit the decision tree and with the benefit of more time to reflect, produce a new, more complete version. Thus, I present version 2 of the "How to Pick Your Platform" chart. What's Different? In the original chart, the first question I made you answer was, "Do you need to support...
    September 21, 2011
  • .NET

    Under the Hood of RadImageEditor for Silverlight and WPF

    Introduction In one of the previous blog posts, we gave you a quick overview of how to use RadImageEditorUI to add a basic image editor to your application in a few simple steps. However, there is often a need for more customized image editing capabilities, in which case you can use the bare-bone RadImageEditor control. It doesn’t force a specific UI, so you can choose one that will best integrate in your application. Whereas RadImageEditorUI contains all the UI you need from a basic image editor, RadImageEditor consists only of the image that is being edited. It has an API that...
    July 20, 2011