RadControls for WPF Beta 1 Just Released

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  1. Hristo Deshev
    Hristo Deshev avatar
    16 posts
    Member since:
    May 2004

    Posted 30 May 2008 Link to this post

    Dear all,

    I'm pleased to inform you that we have just shipped our first public beta for the RadControls for WPF control suite. The beta contains three controls: RadGridView, RadCarousel and RadCalendar, and a lot more are scheduled to join those three in the near future.

    The distribution should be available in your Client.net account if you are a registered customer. Download it, play with it, and give us all the feedback you got. And of course, visit us next week at Microsoft TechEd 2008--I'd love to have a chat and show off some of our WPF and Silverlight goodness.

    Oh, and one last thing--don't forget to read through the release notes below.

    Hristo Deshev
    The Telerik WPF Team

    RadControls for WPF Beta 1

    RadGridView Features

    • Powerful data binding
    • Truly  lookless and completely stylable  controls.
    • Rich built-in and themes.
    • Remarkably  flexible hierarchy model
    • In-place data editing and built-in data validation
    • Powerful data binding
    • Rich customization of UI layout
    • Data organization: grouping, sorting

    RadCarousel Features

    • RadCarouselPanel - can both host standalone controls and be used in conjunction with any WPF items control like a ListBox or a ListView to spice up its appearance.
    • UI virtualization - to optimally utilize system resources, the RadCarouselPanel will only display UI elements for the currently visible items when used in an items control.
    • RadCarousel - a fully functional data bound control taking full advantage of the performant LINQ-based Telerik data engine.
    • Selection and current item support that enable data binding scenarios from XAML only.
    • Slick animations - with RadCarousel any numeric property can be animated, thus creating exciting user experience.
    • Data items presentation can be autogenerated thus allowing you to quickly display your business objects inside your application.
    • Rich item customization through styles, templates, and animations.
    • Scroll support: intelligently detect when placed in a scrollable container and automatically navigates when the user uses the scroll bars or the mouse wheel.
    • Custom animation paths support - any path can be used for item movement. This allows designers to create the best path for the situation at hand in Expression Blend.
    • Flexible control points specification mechanism tightly integrated with visual effects like scaling, opacity, skew transforms.

    RadCalendar Features

    • Date selection
    • Culture awareness
    • Different views
    • Navigation
    • Customization
    • Multiple selection

    Known Issues

    • Some scrolling performance issues when using grouping
    • The sample data sets have not been optimized for size and that causes large initial download for the sample XBAP application
    • The Grouping/Aggregates example load a large data sets and is prohibitively slow when run as XBAP.
    • High CPU load when using layered windows (Window.AllowsTransparency=True or Window.WindowStyle=None) in your app. This is a Windows/Microsoft .NET issue that will be addressed in .NET 3.5 SP1

  2. NS
    NS avatar
    179 posts
    Member since:
    Jan 2007

    Posted 31 May 2008 Link to this post

    The download is only available for me under "my free trials". Not under my purchases.
    We have a subscription that containts asp.net controls, winform controls and reporting.
    Will the WPF and Silverlight controls have to be purchased next to our current license ?

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  4. Martin
    Martin avatar
    8 posts

    Posted 03 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Hi NS,

    The Radcontrols for WPF suite is still in beta and has not been officially released yet. The beta is publicly available and that is why it is under My Trials rather than My Purchases.
    If your subscription for the bundled license RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX+WinForms+Reporting is still active at the time of the official release, you will receive a matching number of complimentary licenses for RadControls for WPF and RadControls for Silverlight .

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team

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