Several weeks before the official release we wanted to give a preview of some of the major new controls and features coming in Q3 2010.
The new ScheduleView control for WPF
As we announced in the beginning of this quarter we started working on a brand new scheduling component. Now that the first bits appeared you can find the new ScheduleView in the RadControls for WPF bundle. We decided to develop this new control as we wanted to prepare a really advanced Scheduling control that would fit in any application scenario. You can review the major features of the control on its product page. You can expect identical behavior, featureset and API for the ScheduleView for Silverlight that will officially come shortly after Q3 2010.
With our 2010 Q3 Beta release we are introducing the concept of Data Virtualization - a new extension to our LINQ based data engine. The Data Virtualization technique ensures great performance and user experience improvements especially when dealing with very large datasets. The “heart” of Data Virtualization is the VirtualQueryableCollectionView class, which is responsible for loading on demand the needed chunks of data to the client.
Data virtualization enables smooth scrolling experience in all data bound controls, which makes the components responsive all the time regardless the amount of data you present. To work properly you should use controls with UI virtualization like RadGridView, RadTreeView, RadBook, RadComboBox.
Sparklines are used for quick graphical data visualization in the context of words, numbers or images. Their simple design and clear readability are the best way to present important business or other trends. The Sparklines are designed to be very small in size so they can perfectly fit in any text or simple grid along with other numeric data.
RichTextBox now supports Tables, PDF export, built-in Spell Checker, Context and Floating Menus
You can download the installation files under your accounts. The files are marked with Q3 2010 Beta.
Online demos are available at:
RadControls for Silverlight | WPF
Full details can be found at:
Telerik Labs - RadControls for Silverlight | WPF
We will greatly appreciate your feedback in our Beta forums:
Nikolay Atanasov is Product Manager in Telerik AppPrototyper Team