• .NET

    RadControls for Silverlight and WPF - Q1 2011 BETA Now Available

    As a good tradition we are happy to announce the availability of Q1 2011 Beta of RadControls for Silverlight and WPF. Along with a bunch of new features and improvements we are glad to present you several new controls. RadScheduleView for Silverlight  The ScheduleView empowers end users with unprecedented control over precision and flexibility when handling their appointments. This is achieved through features such as multi-level grouping, powerful zoom for smart navigation through a large number of appointments and blazing fast scrolling. RadRichTextBox for WPF  In response to numerous client requests we included the RichTextBox control in our WPF suite. Just like...
    February 24, 2011
  • .NET

    GroupBox and Label Controls and Tooltip Themes in 2011.Q1 RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF

    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="*" />...
    February 22, 2011
  • .NET

    How to Synchronize RadTreeView`s Drag and Drop Operation with the Database

    Part one: Moving a child element from one parent to another 1. Problem     The purpose of this post is to show one possible way to solve the following scenario. Having a Silverlight RadTreeView that loads its items from a database via WCF RIA services, we want to update the database immediately after a drag and drop operation has been performed within the RadTreeView. The drag and drop operation in this post will be moving a child element from one parent to another. Reordering items will be shown in a future post. 2.Design     We will be using the MVVM Design Pattern. Let’s take a close look...
    February 21, 2011
  • .NET

    RadRibbonBar – new Office 2010 Backstage View

    With the Q1 2011 BETA release of RadControls for Silverlight and WPF we are announcing new ribbon control – the RadRibbonBackstage. The new RadRibbonBar Backstage functionality comes to replace the old Office 2007 Application menu with the new Office 2010 style. It is actually a collection of controls and most common actions that can be taken on the working area. Use Cases The new Backstage view might be used in cases where you want to achieve more native Office 2010 look and feel for your application. The user can have three types of items in the Backstage Navigation. The three types can be...
    February 14, 2011
  • .NET

    Using Silverlight's easing functions when expanding/collapsing items in TreeView and PanelBar

    With the upcoming Q1 2011 Beta release, we’ve decided to sugarcoat RadTreeView and RadPanelBar even more. With the release of Silverlight 3, Microsoft introduced easing functions which are basically “custom mathematical formulas to your animations. For example, you may want an object to realistically bounce or behave as though it were on a spring.” Incorporating easing functions within RadTreeView or RadPanelBar can be done using Telerik’s AnimationManager:
    February 14, 2011