Telerik WPF Controls in UWP Application

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  1. Omar
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    Posted 12 Jul Link to this post

    Hello,

     

    We are working our new UWP application as our target niche are all adopters of Windows 10 and its the right decision to go with the next gen-cross platform application at this stage.

     

    However, upon investigating some of the features that we need to develop/avail such as Doc importing/exporting or even Richtext Editor with some word count/spell check capabilities, UWP doesn't seem to give much help out of the box, and neither do your controls at the moment.

     

     So we looked into your WPF controls and we found out that it has everything we want, but the question begs itself, are your controls/libraries portable between WPF/UWP? We are aware that project Centennial is built to provide a conversion between legacy apps (Desktop,WPF, etc..) to UWP, but nothing mentions porting specific libraries and support of their APIs in the UWP paradigm.

     

    Please advise on that and help guide us to which decision is more suitable, and if something is on your roadmap for that same purpose, kindly share it as well.

     

  2. Tsvyatko
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    Posted 14 Jul Link to this post

    Hi Omar,

    Thank you for contacting us! Indeed with MS investing heavily into UWP, so we can assume it the choice for the future modern platform. On the other side WPF has already a mature platform with mature control suite we are offering for it.

    Currently, there is no bridge that allows building component shared between both technologies (except portable libaries - generally nonvisual components). We do have ideas to port all nonvisual libraries such as document processing to support UWP out of the box. Would it be possible to share more information regarding your scenarios. Are any specifics that require using in app document generation rather than server rendering. Any information regarding the requirement will help us identify specific features that will support similar scenarios.

    Regarding the visual components, there is no shortcut - it needs to be adapted/rewritten with UWP paradigms (touch, different form factors, etc) in mind. We do introduce new controls and expand our suite gradually, but it would need some time to offer the richness of scenarios and control offered by WPF. Could youshare  what are the components you miss in UWP - our roadmap is influenced greatly by the customer feedback and this information will help us prioritize the most demanded controls.

    Regards,
    Tsvyatko
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  4. Omar
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    Posted 16 Jul in reply to Tsvyatko Link to this post

    Thank you for your thorough response on this. I believe we have had the same doubts but needed some expert advice and guidance to figure out the next step.

    Regarding my scenarios, its pretty much a simple approach at this stage as we are just trying to load/read word/excel (maybe even powerpoint documents) in a native reader (for reference, check the syncfusion controls for doing the same). Additionally, if the user performs any annotations on top of the documents we can then retrieve these changes for viewing later on.

    I believe this scenario is somehow partially or fully supported in WPF paradigm, not so much in UWP. I hope the anniversary edition is going to come about with a lot of enhancements in that regard. But until then, i believe we have to find an alternative and hope for the best in your upcoming roadmap for UWP or MS Redstone release soon.

    If you can offer any alternatives we can use (that could be offline rather than online driven), would be much appreciated.

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    Tsvyatko
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    Posted 20 Jul Link to this post

    Hi Omar,

    Thank you for getting back to us. Currently, we cannot offer ready to go solution for document processing on UWP. I have logged this request in our Feedback portal where you can comment and vote for it. In addition you will be notified when we include it in our backlog.

    I have also updated your telerik points accordingly.

    Regards,
    Tsvyatko
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  6. Omar
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    Posted 20 Jul in reply to Tsvyatko Link to this post

    Thank you so much for replying to this thread. I am sure you guys will deliver on the promise, you always did :) 

    Perhaps i should consider Xamarin for more cross-platform and feature-rich UWP scenarios for the meantime, and hope for the best in the new "Anniversary Update" for Windows 10 and MS Devs.

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