Telerik blogs
  • People

    Telerik acquires Avaxo

    It’s a great pleasure to announce that Telerik completed the acquisition of Avaxo Ltd., makers of the Bookvar mind-mapping software. The Avaxo team will join Telerik’s Silverlight and WPF product groups in their quest to deliver next-generation interfaces. We plan to use Bookvar as a showcase application which incorporates (in the future) many of Telerik’s WPF and Silverlight components and demonstrates how to create brand new customer experiences using emerging Microsoft...
    March 24, 2008
  • People

    Telerik Silverlight controls shown in the MIX 08 keynote

    I showed you some Telerik Silverlight goodness in my last post but here's some more: check out the iZoofari video case study that was shown at the MIX 08 keynote. It's a great demonstration of how Microsoft's latest technologies can help IT people and developers roll out amazing applications and enjoy tremendous productivity. The really special thing about the San Diego Zoo project though is that the Silverlight UI is built with a number of Telerik controls! If you go to 3:31 of the video (highly recommended to watch the whole video), you'll see the...
    March 17, 2008
  • Desktop WPF

    WPF, Silverlight and the Telerik MIX Show Off videos

    This year the  MIX conference had a very cool Show Off contest. Here's what the organizers had to say about it: "At MIX08, we’re hosting what will be a world famous Show Off event. If you’ve ever wanted to put the smack down on lesser mortals, flex your brain, and get everyone to gloat at your—deservedly—awe-inspiring work, this is what might be called a prime opportunity. We want you to inspire others with your unique software, tip, tool, technique, animation, or anything else we can’t think of. All you need to do is create a short, 3-minute-or-less video demonstrating what you want...
    March 12, 2008

    RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and validation

    Our good friend Peter Blum recently announced official support for our upcoming RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX (aka "Prometheus"). All customers that are using his Data Entry Suite will be able to integrate validation into the Telerik controls almost invisibly and without much pain and effort.    For those of you that are not familiar with Peter Blum, he is an ASP Insider and the author of the BEST set of validation controls on the market. I don't have any reservations to recommend his products as they are well done, very stable and very well documented.   
    March 07, 2008
  • Desktop WinForms

    Why did Telerik enter the Windows Forms market for UI components?

    It’s an interesting question that I got from a customer at a conference recently. He was wondering why we entered the Windows Forms space when we were a few years late compared to the other vendors and WPF was knocking on the door.  There were a couple of reasons – we have a passion at Telerik to bring controls to Microsoft developers on whatever platform they are developing on. Also at the time we wanted to take the challenge to create desktop UI components where there was no market for WPF. WPF technology was changing from release to release which lead...
    February 12, 2008