‘Touch’ is everywhere around us. We use it daily in our lives thanks to the touch-enabled devices – mobile phones, tables, kiosk stations. Touch navigation just feels more natural and pleasant to the end-user than using some kind of a pointing device, such as a mouse or a track-ball.
Today, we are going to reveal what you can expect from RadScheduler for WinForms in the context of the touch support. The improvements described here will be introduced in Q2 2011 SP1, and will greatly enhance the end-user experience of you applications on Windows 7 and Windows 8 touch devices.
The multi-touch support that the Telerik Presentation Framework incorporates allowed us to implement switching between views on pinch and spread gestures. For example, you can jump from Day view to Month view by executing pinch action or to return from Month view to Day view by ‘diving in’ into the appropriate date thanks to the spread gesture. The view state to which you jump to is also considered. For example, when you spread your figures on a specific date in Month view, you will be transferred to the same date in the next view.
While being on a view, you are able to navigate in it with a pan gesture. For example, if your current view is Month view, you can go to the next/previous month by applying a pan up/pan down operation. If you are in Day view, you can scroll its hours again by the pan up/pan down action. Or, if you are in Week view, you can iterate over the days by panning left or right.
Stay tuned for the moment you will be able to put your hands on the touch-enhanced RadScheduler for WinForms!
Nikolay Diyanov Diyanov is the Product Manager of the Native Mobile UI division at Progress. Delivering outstanding solutions that make developers' lives easier is his passion and the biggest reward in his work. In his spare time, Nikolay enjoys travelling around the world, hiking, sun-bathing and kite-surfing.
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