Hello everyone and welcome back to XAMLflix with RadDataForm for Silverlight and WPF. I hope you have been enjoying the series so far. Last week we took a look at two major controls, the RadRichTextBox and RapMap. In today’s episode, we will take a look at the RadDataForm and see just easy you can turn arbitrary business objects into a form layout.
What is XAMLflix you might ask? Well, it is Telerik’s way of teaching you how to use both new and existing controls from Telerik’s XAML suite. Each and every Thursday, we will provide a fresh batch of videos and sample projects highlighting a different control. Since our Silverlight and WPF share a common codebase and API, you only have to learn how to use these controls once! You can simply copy and paste the code between frameworks.
The RadDataForm provides a way to display and edit arbitrary business objects in a form layout. It provides a basic UI for navigation trough a collection of business objects as well. The built in editors are auto generated by default, so that a fully operational CRUD support may be achieved with a single line of code - just binding to the business object.
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Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile. You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.