With our latest release of Telerik UI for WPF and Silverlight we are also introducing the Silverlight version of our SDK Samples Browser. The latest version of the application which supports both the WPF and Silverlight platforms is available here.
If you want to read more about the built-in features of the application, its purpose and what benefits it provides to developers interested in the XAML SDK repository at GitHub you can take a look at the introduction blog post about the SDK Samples Browser.
When you first start the SDK Browser you will be prompt to setup the application for either WPF or Silverlight usage. You can switch the targeted examples platform at any time by simply going to the application settings (the gear icon in the top right corner) and change the “Platform” toggle button to the desired platform. After changing the platform you will be prompt to set new correct “Binaries Source” and “No.Xaml Binaries Source” locations for the Telerik assemblies. If you have installed both the WPF and Silverlight Telerik UI controls those locations will automatically by found and set to the corresponding sources. If you are setting them yourself you will need to make sure that all of the released Telerik assemblies for the specific platform are located in those locations otherwise the validation will not let you proceed with the platform change.
Many of the XAML SDK examples located at GitHub use “Implicit Styling” which requires the use of the Telerik No.XAML assemblies. With the latest version of the application we are introducing the possibility to specifically set the location from where the No.Xaml Telerik assemblies should be loaded when building and running the WPF/Silverlight SDK examples. You can set that location from the settings screen via the “No.Xaml Binaries Source” path. Make sure that you set the correct platform and that the located assemblies are the No.Xaml version of the assemblies to avoid unexpected build fails when examples are build.
We are very excited about this additions to the SDK Browser application and hope that you will grad the idea and use its advantages. If you have any cool ideas or find something not working correctly please let us know in the comments below.
You can download the SDK Browser from here.
Vladimir Amiorkov is a Software Developer at Progress. He is currently working with Web, iOS and Android technologies and is a part of the NativeScript team. In his spare time, he enjoys playing computer games such as Diablo and StarCraft.