• .NET

    RadControls for Silverlight/WPF Q1 2011 is here

    It has been an amazing quarter for the Telerik XAML teams. Q1 2011 brings 6 new controls for Silverlight, 5 new for WPF and tons of improvements and new features. Amongst these new additions are the new ScheduleView control for Silverlight, RichTextBox editor for WPF, DataForm, ExpressionEditor, new MaskedInput suite, TimeBar and a SpellChecker control. Another major re-design of our online demos is now in place and demonstrates not only our advanced controls but also how we envision great UI built on Silverlight.  If I can summarize the entire Q1 release in just a few words it is all about ease of use, amazing...
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    GroupBox and Label Controls and Tooltip Themes in 2011.Q1 RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF

    February 22, 2011 Share
    These are controls that exist in one form or another in most of the other suites so we had some client requests to add them in our Silverlight / WPF suite too. In WPF you have GroupBox, Label and ToolTip in the presentation framework however we had no themes for them. In Silverlight there is only ToolTip. GroupBox and Label We have created GroupBox and Label in Telerik.Windows.Controls assembly. In WPF they extend the existing GroupBox and Label controls and only add themes. In Silverlight they extend HeaderedContentControl and ContentControl. How you can use them: <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="#FF222222">     <telerik:GroupBox Header="Personal Information" Width="300" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center">         <Grid>             <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>                 <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" MinWidth="80" />                 <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />...
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    Highlighting Adjacent Points with RadChart for WPF

    February 02, 2011 Share
    There are times when we run into a scenario in which we need point selection on a chart.  Luckily, RadChart for WPF and Silverlight already has this feature - but what if you need to find the closest point to where you selected on a chart?  And what if you have multiple chart series that you are doing this with?  Normally, this would be a bit of a challenge as this involves figuring out where the user clicked, what is around it, etc. Luckily for us, we have charting wizards like Manol Donev on our team and an aggressive release cycle here at Telerik. The...
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    Controlling TreeView’s ExpanderStyle Dynamically

    Sometimes the TreeView is used in scenarios where the expander style must be styled in custom fashion. Prior 2010 Q3 SP1 there was no easy way to dynamically change the expander style of the TreeView or particular item. TreeView’s ExpanderStyle So we decided to extend the functionality provided by the TreeView. Prior this enhancement changes to the ExpanderStyle property during runtime would not affect already visible items. The property now supports dynamic values and data binding. This way you can easily change the style of the expander of all items in the hierarchy during runtime. Item’s ExpanderStyle Working only with the TreeView’s ExpanderStyle...
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    Integrating Telerik OpenAccess ORM Spatial Data with RadMap

    January 14, 2011 Share
    You read that right!  In Q3 2010 OpenAccess ORM introduced new SQL Spatial Type support.  Which is awesome for those of us that love playing with spatial data :)  I started playing around with the new OA spatial support, and decided what better way to to demonstrate the capabilities than to output the data on to a map?  This blog covers how I accomplished this task :)   First We Need Spatial Data Some of you may already have spatial data sitting in a SQL Server DB, but if not never fear!   You can use the great Shp2Sql utility, made by Morten Nielsen, to import a...