• .NET

    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...
  • .NET

    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...
  • .NET

    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...
  • .NET

    Telerik XAML controls Q2 2011 Beta Release

    Staying committed to our plan to further improve the ease-of-use and provide new controls and major features for achieving Rich Data Visualizations and Line-of-Business applications, we are proud to announce the Q2 2011 Beta release. New Executive Dashboard demo   Telerik’s Executive Dashboard demo showcases the next generation of rich data visualization achieved with RadControls for Silverlight. Theming, real-time customization, and a dashboard structure that follows the industry’s best practices ensure that data is displayed in a meaningful and engaging manner.  Check the demo New controls and major features Persistence Framework You can now save and load the state of the user interface so that the end...
  • Testing & ALM

    Another Great CodeStock

    Last week marked another great CodeStock, a two day developer conference in Knoxville, TN.  The organizer, Michael Neel, does a great job of juggling the speakers, schedule, and venue, and the show continues to get better and better! Telerik was once again one of the core sponsors of the conference, as we continue our wide and deep support of the developer community.  I also gave for presentations: Test Driven Development for T-SQL Windows Presentation Foundation for Developers Implementing M-V-VM in WPF (Have you tried our WPF Controls?) Test The Hard Stuff With JustMock  All of the code can be found on my blog’s...