• .NET Mobile

    Visual Style Builder Survey

    Once again, I am excited to announce the start of a new initiative to improve the user experience with skinning the Telerik controls. We are starting work on a new Visual Style Builder application for the ASP.NET AJAX Controls and a major upgrade of the existing application for the WinForms Controls. The Visual Style Builder will allow easy, point-and-click customization of component skins, eliminating the need to get acquainted with the front-end structure of the controls. The Visual Style Builder will also speed up development of skins across several components - you will be able to define a style once and...
  • .NET Mobile

    New online resources for the past four weeks (06/23/2008 - 07/20/2008)

    Below is a summary of the new online resources available for our ASP.NET controls//Telerik Reporting/Sitefinity:   ASP.NET RadGrid Help topics Section 508 compliance http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/grid-section-508-compliance.html   RadAjax Help topics Getting started -> How RadAjax works: Controls and Configuration http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/ajx-how-it-works.html   RadComboBox Code library entries Reside the DropDown with a mouse: http://www.telerik.com/community/code-library/submission/b311D-begcmk.aspx Help topics Appearance and Styling > Tutorial: Change the appearance of the Input element http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/appearance-change-input-look-tutorial.html   RadTreeView Code library entries Drag a node to a TextArea: http://www.telerik.com/community/code-library/submission/b311D-bemmam.aspx Help topics Troubleshooting -> Load On Demand with server-side NodeClick http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/troubleshooting-load-on-demand-on-server-side-node-click.html   RadScheduler Knowledge base articles Using RadScheduler with AccessDataSource: http://www.telerik.com/support/kb/article/b454K-bacm-b454T-cth-b454c-cth.aspx Customizing the advanced template: http://www.telerik.com/support/kb/article/b454K-badd-b454T-cth-b454c-cth.aspx How to show all appointments in Month view: http://www.telerik.com/support/kb/article/b454K-badb-b454T-cth-b454c-cth.aspx Help topics Client-Side Programming -> OnClientTimeSlotContextMenu http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/client-side-onclienttimeslotcontextmenu.html Client-Side Programming -> OnClientAppointmentMoveStart...
  • .NET Mobile

    Skin Exchange Program

    I am enthusiastic to announce the launch of the Telerik Skin Exchange Program – http://www.telerik.com/skins! We have created a meeting place for community members to exchange home-grown skins for the Telerik ASP.NET AJAX components. We know a lot of you have come up with amazing designs for our components and wanted to enable a platform to show these off and help the community. Seeing the tremendous support you guys give to each other every day on our forums and code library, I am confident you will take up on the initiative so we can build up a useful new resource...
  • .NET Mobile

    Performance tip: Using sprites with navigational RadControls

    As a strong believer in sprites, I was inspired from a question that came up in a forum thread earlier this week, namely: how to use sprites in a RadTreeView? Well, I think it's rather limiting to write only about the RadTreeView, so this post discusses the technique for all of the navigational RadControls. You can download the sample page and give it at try. Most of the code is quite straightforward - simply setting the CssClass property and a few layout adjustments. Please note, however, that this CSS is tightly bound to the skin that is currently used, so changing skins might not work...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls and ASP.NET Ajax 4.0 Preview

    Two days ago Bertrand Le Roy announced the first preview of ASP.NET Ajax 4.0. If you haven't read its roadmap you can check it out here. Lots of cool stuff is coming out - client-side templates, bindings, fluent client-side API (similar to jQuery) and more. Things are a bit hectic here because of the Q2 2008 release. Nevertheless Vlad and I managed to prepare two demo pages demonstrating how to use the client-side templates introduced in the ASP.NET Ajax preview with RadGrid and RadTreeView (yes it was that easy). Both controls are bound to web services and the client-side templates are used to visually customize the...