• .NET

    Animation with RadChart for WPF.

    November 13, 2008 Share
    Hi everyone, My name is Velin Angelov. I am a member of Telerik's Charting team and here I am going to write about a feature of the RadChart for WPF which you might find useful while having fun with it. RadChart for WPF was shipped with the 2008.Q3 release and one feature all of the charts have in common is being animated. From this point on there are three options: You are absolutely happy (as you probably will) with the default animation settings provided by RadChart. In this case you simply keep on coding. You totally disagree with the way RadChart is animated and...
  • .NET

    Booths to visit if you'll be at PDC2008 and if you're inspired by the future

    October 24, 2008 Share
    Ok, Todd and Kevin already blogged about our presence at PDC this year and I'll second them. We have so many things to show that it's a petty PDC is only 4 days long, we'll need at least 2 weeks to show everything. Of course we have to show mercy to all the Telerik guys who will be nonstop at the Telerik booth so 4 days should be enough :)   Todd and Kevin already mentioned all the products, new features and releases we're about to demo at our booth. We'll also demo 2 "secret" projects which will show you the combined power of WPF and the new ways...
    PDC, WPF
  • .NET

    Host Telerik’s WPF Gauges and Charts in RadGridView for WinForms

    Did you have a chance to try the beta versions of Telerik’s WPF gauges and charts ? Yes? And you like them, but already have a big and complex WinForms project and you have no plans to upgrade it to the new amazing WPF technology soon? Do not worry; you can get the best of both worlds and use the WPF goodies in your WinForms application thanks to the ElementHost control that resides in the namespace System.Windows.Forms.Integration.  You could find more info on this topic in the following MSDN article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms745781.aspx Following this concept, I have prepared a WinForms application with Telerik’s WPF...
  • .NET

    WPF: RadChart Layout Customization

    September 10, 2008 Share
    Today we would like to highlight one exciting feature that will find its way into the new RadChart control for WPF -- the control grants you the absolute freedom to compose its layout based on your business requirements and not the other way around. This effectively means that you can add an unlimited number of chart building blocks (chart areas, legends, and titles) so we will demonstrate now how easy the layout customization can be. Basically the control provides three options for layout customization: RadChart comes with a default preset layout (a single chart area, legend, and title) but you have complete...
  • .NET

    WPF: Read-only Dependency Properties

    August 22, 2008 Share
    Yup, awkward creatures but they do exist! :) To be honest I came across these only recently and decided to share this (potentially) valuable information as well -- you cannot use it if you do not know it's there. Why do we need read-only dependency properties? There is a certain brand of dependency properties within the WPF framework that are used primarily for state determination. Often multiple conditions affect certain control state thus calculating and setting the state value directly is not feasible and generally leads to unpredictable and inconsistent results. Here is an example -- the UIElement.IsMouseOver dependency property (a common property...