Gesture support

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  1. Carel Lotz
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    Posted 07 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi

    The control looks very promising - especially the gesture support for Silverlight is great.  From a technical perspective - how did you implement the gesture support?  Are you subscribing to the touch events and doing the manipulation/scrolling yourself or are you using some kind of third party library to support this?
  2. Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 12 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Carel,

    Thanks for the nice words !

    Regarding gestures - we have developed an internal touch framework to take care for gestures in our controls for WPF and Silverlight.
    Once it  becomes  mature enough , there is a great chance for us to expose this framework via API to end users and developers.

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    Pavel Pavlov
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  4. Carel Lotz
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    Posted 12 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Adding gesture support to some of your other Silverlight/WPF controls and making the library available is a great idea.  We tried implementing basic gesture support for a Silverlight OOB application and found the current implementations for Silverlight to be really poor.
  5. Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 12 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Carel ,

    I will be glad to know more details on your attempt to implement gestures support in OOB scenario.

    Can you please specify what kind of gestures and in which Telerik components did you need. I will take care of your requirements to be considered by the Telerik teams responsible.  Most of the WPF and Silverlight teams are currently working hard on improving touch support and will be glad to have any feedback from you.

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    Pavel Pavlov
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  6. Carel Lotz
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    Posted 12 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Pavel

    The gestures we required were mostly the gestures required for navigation (swipe), inertia scrolling and selecting items using tap and tap and hold.  Pinching, stretching and turning gestures weren't required for our LOB Silverlight application.  Controls where we wanted to use this included the GridView, TreeView, DateTimePicker, ListBox, Combobox and some other controls that include potential scrolling and moving between pages.

    The new Windows8Touch theme also looks great and makes building touchable interfaces using Silverlight easier.

    Thanks
  7. Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 13 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I have just talked to the guys responsible for our touch framework. Our expectations are within a month to have improved OOB touch support as well as some other improvements on touch scrolling , gestures and support. This will most probably be available to you via our very next SP release.

    Thanks a lot for your feedback . I am updating your Telerik points.


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  8. Carel Lotz
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    Posted 09 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Pavel

    Did the improvements to the touch framework make it into the just released SP?
  9. Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 11 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Carel ,

    Yes we have fixed a lots of problems in our touch framework. The fixes were released within the service pack .
    So far the touch framework is internal. In case you find something missing in regards of touch functionality I encourage you to post under the respective rad control section. E.g. if you find something missing in RadTileList you can also open a ticket or a forum post choosing the RadTileList from the product list.

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  10. Carel Lotz
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    Posted 11 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Pavel

    Is it possible to get an idea of which controls currently support the touch framework and to what extent (i.e. gestures, tap, tap and hold etc.)

    Thanks
  11. Nick
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    Posted 16 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Carel,

    We are currently in the process of integrating our touch framework in our controls and discovering the possible problems that one could encounter. 
    Currently the framework is somewhat integrated in our GridView, TreeListView, ScheduleView, GhanttView, ListBox, ChartView, SpreadSheet and DragDropManager. 
    The basic support is for Tapping, Swipingg, Scrolling, TapAndHold with the option to extend it even even further.

    Once we have established the basic needs for the framework and once we have certain stability we will include it in our bundle and offer it to our clients. 

    Hope this makes sense! 

    Greetings,
    Nik
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