With the Q1 2011 release just being around the corner a new and amazing version of RadTileView will be available. It is sleek, fast and more responsive than ever and it brings a whole set of new features and functionality to the table.
Download and play with the new bits.
The main feature, that I’m sure you’d like most is the UI Virtualization (delaying the creation of UI Elements). We implemented it in both tiling scenarios:
This new feature will enable tons of new scenarios where great UX and incredible performance and mandatory.
The new TileView comes with a bunch of new ways to set various sizes to the tiles. You can quickly start with the following RadTileView properties:
Please note that each RadTileViewItem also allows you to specify sizes on per tile base.
Combining all these properties allows you to use TileView in a lot of new scenarios and types of applications.
Lets imagine we have a TileView with 100 000 restored tiles (10 x 10 000) and both scrollbars are visible. In this scenario we need a way to automatically scroll the tile while Dragging – the way we do it in Windows Explorer when dragging a file just near the end of the viewable area. You can enable the same functionality using a single property of RadTileView - IsAutoScrollingEnabled. So to recap – drag an item near the end of the viewable area and stay there for a moment – the automatic scrolling will start immediately. Also note that this will work in both directions - horizontal and vertical.
These are just a few of the new features that will be available with the Q1 Beta and later with the official release. Please stay tuned for upcoming posts, demos and examples showing the rest of the features.
What do you think about the new RadTileView? Please share your feedback.
But first Download and play with the new bits.
Miro Miroslavov is XAML enthusiast. You can follow him on Twitter at @mmiroslavov.