This week marks an important milestone in Telerik’s native mobile story - it is the public beta release of UI for Windows Universal. UI for Windows Universal is a set of UI controls for building native Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 applications.
This release includes 6 universal controls and 1 Windows Phone 8.1 specific control.
Chart. The control supports various chart series, among which are Bar, Line, Area, Pie, Scatter, Polar and OHLC. Additional features include multiple data series, annotations; empty values pan&zoom interaction.
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The installation bits also include a dashboard demo app that showcases the universal controls.
UI for Windows Universal is the next pillar in Telerik’s native mobile story. The goal of UI for Android, UI for iOS and UI for Windows Universal is to offer a consistent way for developers to create both platform specific and cross-platform applications.
Customer requests are handled directly by the developers who build the tools. Customers can use the dedicated forums and feedback portal to submit, up vote and track product feedback.
CHM documentation is included in the installation package. Online documentation will be available with the official Q3 2014 release. Download UI for Windows Universal Q3 2014 BETA (Telerik account required)
We plan to deploy weekly product updates that will be available through your Telerik support account.
The official release is scheduled for the last week of October along with the Q3 2014 release of DevCraft. One of our goals will be to include all the UI for Windows 8 controls in UI for Windows Universal. The controls will be initially available only for the Windows 8.1 part of a universal app but we will enable them for Windows Phone 8.1 soon after that. Another initiative will be to enable the DataStorage and DataSync components for universal apps. We will also make the DataBoundListBox and Calendar controls universal. Finally Frozen Columns and ComboBox Columns will be available for the universal DataGridView. Dashboard source code examples will be released on GitHub.
Telerik has several products that native Windows developers can use – UI for Windows Phone 8, UI for Windows 8, and UI for Windows Universal. The Q&A section below should explain which Telerik products are available for the two development stacks.
Can I reference UI for Windows Universal in a Windows Phone Apps project (Windows Phone 8.1)?
Yes. Developers can use all Universal and Windows Phone 8.1 specific controls in their Windows Phone 8.1 project.
Can I reference UI for Windows Universal in a Windows Apps project (Windows 8.1)?
Yes. You will be able to use all Universal and Windows 8.1 specific controls in your Windows 8.1 project. This means that you can use UI for Windows 8 in your Windows 8.1 project.
Can I use UI for Windows Phone 8 to build Windows Phone 8.1 apps?
Yes. UI for Windows Phone 8 is part of the Silverlight development stack. Developers have the opportunity to create a Windows Phone 8 app and port it using Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1.
Can I use UI for Windows Phone 8 to build Windows Universal apps?
No. UI for Windows Phone 8 uses the Silverlight stack whereas the Windows Universal apps use the new Windows Runtime.
Can I use UI for Windows 8 to build Windows Universal apps?
In a way. UI for Windows 8 can be referenced only in stand-alone Windows 8.1 projects and the Windows 8.1 part of a universal application.
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Hi, I'm Kiril and I'm the Product Manager of Telerik UI for Android, Windows Universal and Windows Phone. Feel free to ping me on +KirilStanoev or @KirilStanoev
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