After we launched the RC1 release shortly after Microsoft published Silverlight RTW it was high time for us to start preparing for the official edition of the RadControls for Silverlight suite. Here it is, with Q3 2008, RadControls for Silverlight is officially released.


RadControls for Silverlight is the richest set of tools to help you develop Silverlight applications, which is a solid foundation for the next-generation of line-of-business applications.

RadControls for Silverlight includes over 20 UI controls that can be used in pure Silverlight applications or as parts of existing ASP.NET applications. Sharing the same codebase with our WPF components, the Silverlight controls offer a clean and intuitive API, complete Blend support and powerful theming capabilities that will radically improve your RIA development. Telerik introduced a new style building mechanism that allows you to easily customize the color scheme of any of the predefined skin by simply changing several brushes that are common for all skins.

This is a milestone release for Telerik Silverlight suite, in which unique Page Navigation and Drag & Drop Frameworks have been added to further enhance the capabilities of Silverlight development. Later this week we will also add to the suite a Beta version of the forthcoming RadGridView for Silverlight. As this is a major and key control we wanted to gather customers’ feedback before officially launching the control with Q1 2009. Other major addition to the bundle is the RadGauge control allowing you to display and monitor live data using the various features that the control provides.

To help you further advance the navigation of your applications Telerik also introduced RadContextMenu and RadCoverFlow controls.

Not only we introduced new controls and frameworks, but we also prepared several integration examples to show how our controls work and collaborate with each other in real life examples. These are:


There are other major controls and features that are currently being developed and will be live as of Q1 next year. This development includes RadDocking control. We will launch a beta version of the control right after we have a stable internal build.

For more details please check the Online Demos and the full Release Notes.

About the Author

Nikolay Atanasov

 is Product Manager in Telerik AppPrototyper Team


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