It’s Thursday and we’re hot off the RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF service pack releases with the first week of XAMLflix accelerated. Michael posted on RadRichTextBox, we saw the first XAMLflix tutorial from Jesse, and now I’m here to round out the week highlighting one of the more mature data visualization components we have in the Silverlight and WPF suites – RadMap.
For a quick recap, XAMLflix = Videos + Projects covering all of the controls in both the RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF control suites. We are revamping the entire video library with fresh new content based on the latest and greatest versions of our controls, complete with projects so you can grab the same code you see in the video and run with it.
There are a host of reasons for why a line-of-business application would utilize a map – be it to showcase regional sales, to pinpoint store locations, or even to provide interactive floorplans or directories. Normally these would require some dramatically different solutions, but thanks to the data visualization wizards here at Telerik you can do all of this with a single control – RadMap. Whether you want to utilize routing, searching, and geocoding from Bing Maps, provide a smooth map experience with OpenStreetMaps, or provide a geometry-filled look at floor plans other other location based data, RadMap covers all of these features across the XAML platforms.
Hopefully you’ve seen here just how quickly and easily you can utilize RadMap to deliver robust functionality to your applications, regardless of the mapping scenario your application requires. And this is only one of the controls from the RadControls for Silverlight and WPF, so be sure to tune into the XAMLflix page to catch up on past episodes and bookmark it for the future!
Stay tuned for more XAMLflix next week!
Evan Hutnick works as a Developer Evangelist for Telerik specializing in Silverlight and WPF in addition to being a Microsoft MVP for Silverlight. After years as a development enthusiast in .Net technologies, he has been able to excel in XAML development helping to provide samples and expertise in these cutting edge technologies. You can find him on Twitter @EvanHutnick.