Telerik blogs
  • Release

    Introducing the LOB Chronicles - Building a CRM Demo

    Today we’re starting a new endeavor in the Xaml teams at Telerik to bring a new demo application your way.   The application that we have in mind is a Customer Relationship Management (better known as CRM) solution intended to help a fictional sales person through the trials and tribulations of his day-to-day experience.  Now keep in mind, we’re not looking to make an application that gets sold under the Telerik banner, rather this is an exercise to see how UX, design, architecture, and our team of eight can work together to produce and explain a brand new demo featuring some...
    August 04, 2011
  • Release

    Q2 2011 What's New for Windows Phone Wrap-up

    Hey Windows Phone lovers, it has been a busy two weeks since we had release webinar week.  We've seen the release of Visual Studio LightSwitch and the Telerik Hands-On-Labs that I wrote for that release, we've been prepping some really neat content that will start making some waves soon (check back tomorrow!), and of course we have been hard at work on creating learning resources to cover everything that was release during this latest round.  So of course part of that is packaging up the demos and slides from the Q2 presentations as well as covering some of the great...
    August 03, 2011
  • Release

    Q2 2011 Xaml Tools - RadRichTextBox

    Moving further into our discussion of controls as “tools” that we utilize, we want to take a look at RadRichTextBox and see just how it provides an amazing out-of-the-box rich text editing experience. One of the first questions we often hear when demoing this control to people is “That isn’t Word?”, meaning that our team has done a pretty good job of setting up the control to look and perform like everyone’s favorite Office document editing solution.  Now we can take a look at just how easy it is to get started with “This isn’t Word?” and some of the...
    July 11, 2011
  • Release

    Q2 2011 Xaml Tools - RadImageEditor

    In our last post we were discussing the importance of good tools to developers and how they help us to perform tasks like testing, profiling, decompiling, and building applications more quickly.  Today I will take us a little further down this path as I explore one of the new ‘tools’ that we are offering in our Q2 2011 Xaml release – RadImageEditor. A Quick Note I had a few questions directed my way in regards to a line from the last post: “…as well as providing controls that are out-of-the-box “tools” to bring enhanced functionality to your applications.” Let me explain this a little further, as...
    July 06, 2011
  • Productivity

    The Importance of Good Tools

    Making a slight deviation from the more code-happy posts I normally do, I want to take a chance to talk about something which is very important to .Net developers, specifically those of us working in the Xaml space – the importance of tooling in a development environment. (Hint, the above image was edited using a Telerik Xaml tool!) Good Tools As developers, these help us to create better products, internal applications, and websites.  With them we can achieve better results faster, complete with more code coverage for tests and better looking UIs on top of it all, all while making a more efficient...
    July 01, 2011