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Enhancing the Localization Support of RadControls for Silverlight and WPF
With the Q1 2009 SP2 release of RadControls for Silverlight we introduced an enhancement of the LocalizationManager class. Two new properties were added to enrich the localization support in the suite - DefaultCulture and DefaultResourceManager. With the new properties you no longer have to always create an instance of the LocalizationManager. Here is a brief description of the two properties: DefaultCulture A static property of type System.Globalization.CultureInfo. Use this one to change localized values without changing the UI culture of the current thread. DefaultResourceManager A static property of type System.Resources.ResourceManager. Use this one to change localized values using a new resource manager, i.e. a new resource file. Example: The attached...
May 30, 2009
How to apply different templates to different appointments of Telerik Scheduler for WPF/Silverlight.
In the upcoming Q2 release RadScheduler will include a new property called AppointmentTemplateSelector. This property will be included in both Silverlight and WPF versions of the control. Using it, you will be able to easily apply different DataTemplate to the appointments by any custom condition. All you need to do is to create a custom class inheriting from the DataTemplateSelector class and override the SelectTemplate method. For...
May 29, 2009
Localization for RadControls for Silverlight and WPF
As we are continuously working on the localization of all our controls, we'd like to share how the localization is actually progressing at our side. With the RadControls for Silverlight Q1 2009 SP1 we introduced the LocalizationManager. Actually we have used it to localize the RadUpload control for Silverlight. Now we have four more controls localized right from the box: RadTreeView, RadMediaPlayer, RadColorSelector and RadColorPicker. In the attached example you can see them localized. Another control to be localized soon is the RadGridView control. The LocalizationManager allows you to easily localize any of our controls. In addition, we followed the practice to share the same code across Silverlight...
May 13, 2009
Tip of the day - Modal Dialogs
When we have a running application and we want to show a modal dialog window what we generally do is more or less the following: var window = new MyDialogWindow(); window.ShowDialog(); Doing that works great - the dialog window shows and is modal. It has just one tiny defect - if you switch from the running application to another one (i. e. using Alt + Tab) and then come back to the running app the modal dialog window is not showing and the app is inactive. The solution - just assign the parent window to the Owner property of your modal dialog window : var window = new MyDialogWindow(); window.Owner = this; window.ShowDialog(); ...
December 02, 2008
Animation with RadChart for WPF.
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...
November 13, 2008
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