• .NET

    Sorting, Filtering, Grouping and Aggregating on all CPU cores using RadGridView for WPF and PLINQ

    As some of you may already know the Q2 release of RadGridView for WPF ships with a brand new “data engine” entirely based on LINQ. This means that all data operations including sorting, filtering, grouping, aggregating and paging will be pushed down to the IQueryProvider when RadGridView is bound to an IQueryable. For example if you are using LinqToSql, LinqToEntities or OpenAccess ORM all gird operations are executed on the SQL server using the magic of LINQ providers. Staying on the cutting edge I decide to try out PLINQ (Parallel LINQ) and enable RadGridView to execute its data operations on all available CPU cores. PLINQ...
    September 23, 2009
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    Q3 2009 Beta released for Telerik RadControls for Silverlight/WPF

    As Q3 2009 is approaching and there are plenty of new controls and major features coming, we wanted to share with you some of the cool new controls and features that will be officially be released with Q3 2009. This Beta release includes several brand new controls and major additions to the existing controls: Note: All controls (except RadCoverFlow) that are currently available only for the Telerik Silverlight suite will also be included in our WPF offering with the official Q3 2009 release   New Controls RadRibbonBar - available only for Telerik Silverlight suite Telerik Silverlight RibbonBar is an easy-to-use implementation of the Microsoft Office 2007...
    September 17, 2009
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    Mark working hours and days in different colors with RadScheduler for Silverlight

    We received a couple of questions on how some of the days and hours in the different views of RadScheduler can be customized. The answer of this question is in the attached application illustrating how working hours and days can be  marked in orange.  The solution includes 3 easy steps : Create a custom theme using the default RadScheduler' theme. Create a ValueConverter returning the right color depending on the hour/day. Find the style applied to every hour(timeslot) and apply the converter to the Background property. To create a custom theme you can follow the steps...
  • .NET

    RadDrag&Drop with a Canvas twist

    A week or so ago I was giving a small presentation and one of the people in the audience had a great question.  They had this old configuration section on their website for laying out something or other that had a lot of different options which could be dragged and dropped using some client-side javascript, but they are looking to move on up to Silverlight and the RadDragAndDropManager seemed to be the perfect candidate for the job.  The only issue with that is the only examples we have online show moving items to and from collections, but in their case...
    August 18, 2009
  • .NET

    MSDN Northeast RoadShow 2009

    Hi everyone! I attended the MSDN Northeast Roadshow in Waltham, MA yesterday and strongly recommend that anyone in the Augusta, Maine or Farmington, Connecticut areas check out the show when it is in your area within the next week.  Lots of great content ranging from why MVC is not that scary to reasons why you should be looking out for the Silverlight 3 release.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event, it's a great opportunity to find out what is new and exciting with the Microsoft development world, dodge colorful question reward bricks (the sound of impact on an unsuspecting crowd member is something...