As Miro mentioned in his last post
, with the upcoming 2011 Q1 Beta, we will release a new and improved version of RadSlider. A lot new features are being added and many of the existing hot spots were addressed along the way. One of them - the performance hit when RadSlider has to re-render its ticks. I took the liberty to compare the impact of RadSlider on an application before and after we made the improvements. Scenario:
Every second, for 60 seconds, generate a new ViewModel and set it as DataContext to RadSlider. Goal:
See how many times the LayoutUpdated event will be fired. Additional Info:
The ViewModel has 2 properties (Value and Maximum) which are bound to RadSlider's Value and Maximum.
Anyway, instead of telling you how great the new Slider is, why don't I show you instead.
Note: The new Slider is represented in the upper window.
If you can't see the video above, please visit this link