Telerik blogs
  • Mobile

    Creating Validation with RadDatePicker and RadWindow for WP7

    When allowing users to select a date value in your applications, one of the obvious issues is ensuring that they aren’t allowed to pick a value like December 24th, 563.  Thankfully, the developers for our Windows Phone team have incorporated some properties to help prevent this.  Step 1 – Min and Max Value Properties The easy way to make this happen is to simply set a MinValue and MaxValue.  In our scenario, we will say that we are scheduling appointments for some event in the future, therefore we can easily set out MinValue and MaxValue either via Xaml: <telerikInput:RadDatePicker x:Name="xRadDatePicker"                             Grid.Row="1"                             VerticalAlignment="Center"                             MinValue="5-6-2011"                             MaxValue="11-6-2011"/>   Or since we can’t hard-code a...
  • Desktop WPF

    Getting Started Video Series for RadTimeBar for Silverlight and WPF

    A week after the official release of RadTimeBar for Silverlight and WPF with the Q1 2011 SP1 release, we have some fresh new resources ready for you to watch to start getting the hang of working with RadTimeBar and integration with other RadControls. Last week I blogged about the Official Release of RadTimeBar, which included walking through some examples and some sample code.  But some of you would rather see it in action along with an expert voice on how this integration can take place - and we heard you!  We have just published three new videos up to Telerik TV...
    April 27, 2011
  • Release

    Official Release of RadTimeBar for Silverlight and WPF

    When we rolled out the Q1 2011 release, there was a surprise control that we included in the release as a Beta version – RadTimeBar.  This control is useful for scenarios where you require a birds-eye view of your time-based data, be it sales history, support volume, or any other statistic that you might want to track over a longer period of time. The real value in the RadTimeBar control, however, is in the integration scenarios that it offers with other controls from RadControls for Silverlight and WPF.  By utilizing data-centric controls like RadGridView and RadChart with the RadTimeBar, your “birds-eye view”...
    April 20, 2011
  • Desktop WinForms

    RadDragAndDropManager - What's in a Drag Cue?

    Every once in a while a customer will come to us and ask about a particular piece of functionality in one of the RadControls for Silverlight or RadControls for WPF that isn't covered in the demos, documentation, or videos. Just this week, one of the fans on our Telerik Facebook page did just that - specifically asking whether you could use a certain type of layout panel for the drag cue of RadDragAndDropManager.  Normally in a case like this, I want to say "Yeah, it's just a DataTemplate in Silverlight/WPF, so you could do almost anything there!" But we're developers, and code speaks...
    April 15, 2011
  • Mobile

    Make Your Own Live Tiles with RadControls for Windows Phone 7

    Without a doubt one of the coolest features of the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform sits on the home screen in the form of Live Tiles.  For those with lesser mobile operating systems, a Live Tile is a large icon that represents your application on the home screen of a WP7 device that allows for live updates.  Examples of these are seeing Facebook updates pop in for a pinned person on your phone, weather alerts popping up in WeatherBug, or something as simple as your Exchange email rolling up the numbers as new emails come in.  To give an example,...
    April 07, 2011