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    Q2 2011 Xaml Tools - RadRichTextBox

    Moving further into our discussion of controls as “tools” that we utilize, we want to take a look at RadRichTextBox and see just how it provides an amazing out-of-the-box rich text editing experience. One of the first questions we often hear when demoing this control to people is “That isn’t Word?”, meaning that our team has done a pretty good job of setting up the control to look and perform like everyone’s favorite Office document editing solution.  Now we can take a look at just how easy it is to get started with “This isn’t Word?” and some of the...
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    Surprise New Control for XAML—Guess What It Is and WIN!

    Next week our Q2 Release will bring you fellow XAML ninjas 6 new controls + 1 new theme, Metro UI….but you probably already knew that. What you didn’t know is that…. something else has sprouted up since our last announcement…of course. ;-) Since we’re big fans of surprises we figured this positively pivotal event warrants a guessing game—one that will have you considering what our .NET Ninjas have up their sleeves…. besides the .NET Ninja T-shirt and 5 Ninja stress balls that will go to whomever manages to guess correctly. Hint 1: It’s a Data Visualization Control Hint 2: We may have already...
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    Q2 2011 Xaml Tools - RadImageEditor

    In our last post we were discussing the importance of good tools to developers and how they help us to perform tasks like testing, profiling, decompiling, and building applications more quickly.  Today I will take us a little further down this path as I explore one of the new ‘tools’ that we are offering in our Q2 2011 Xaml release – RadImageEditor. A Quick Note I had a few questions directed my way in regards to a line from the last post: “…as well as providing controls that are out-of-the-box “tools” to bring enhanced functionality to your applications.” Let me explain this a little further, as...
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    The Importance of Good Tools

    Making a slight deviation from the more code-happy posts I normally do, I want to take a chance to talk about something which is very important to .Net developers, specifically those of us working in the Xaml space – the importance of tooling in a development environment. (Hint, the above image was edited using a Telerik Xaml tool!) Good Tools As developers, these help us to create better products, internal applications, and websites.  With them we can achieve better results faster, complete with more code coverage for tests and better looking UIs on top of it all, all while making a more efficient...
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    Introducing Telerik Persistence Framework for Silverlight and WPF

    Have you ever wondered how to save the properties of your UI elements with just one line of code? Do you need to load a previous visual state of an UI element? We're proud to introduce the newest member of the Telerik XAML family - the Persistence Framework. With its powerful save and load mechanism, the Persistence Framework allows you to save the UI related properties of your controls in a stream or an isolated storage so that you can retrieve their values later. This way you can easily store the layout of your application and keep your users' preferences. The...