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    Service Pack 1 for Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC released

    We have just released the first service pack for Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC. Here are the most important changes: The Grid<T>(T item) method has been removed (for good). This means you can no longer use the following syntax: Html.Telerik.Grid(new { Text="", Age=0}) .Columns(columns => { columns.Add(o => o.Text); columns.Add(o => o.Age); }) The reason is that this prevented type inference in some regularly used cases – the C# compiler preferred that method instead of Grid<T>(IEnumerable<T> dataSource). This forum thread shows...
    December 11, 2009

    Using ViewModel objects to improve the Ajax performance of Telerik Grid for ASP.NET MVC

    In this blog post I will demonstrate how to squeeze the most from Telerik Grid for ASP.NET MVC when using Ajax binding. Lets start with a simple grid bound to the Northwind Orders table: View: <%@ Page Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/Views/Shared/Site.Master" Inherits="System.Web.Mvc.ViewPage<IEnumerable<UsingDto.Models.Order>>" %><asp:Content ID="indexTitle" ContentPlaceHolderID="TitleContent" runat="server"> Home Page</asp:Content><asp:Content ID="indexContent" ContentPlaceHolderID="MainContent" runat="server"><%= Html.Telerik().Grid(Model) .Name("Grid") .Columns(columns => { columns.Add(o => o.OrderID).Width(100); columns.Add(o => o.Customer.ContactName).Width(200); ...
    November 10, 2009

    Using Telerik Grid for ASP.NET MVC without any server-side code

    Since all Telerik UI components for ASP.NET MVC are actually jQuery plugins one can use them without any server-side code (or ASP.NET MVC). In this blog post I will show how to use the grid and bind it to Twitter. Here are the required steps:   Register the two CSS files to style the grid: <head> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="telerik.common.min.css" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="" /> </head> Then add the JavaScript files: ...
    November 09, 2009

    Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC – Troubleshooting

    Wow it has been a busy release! I am glad that we managed to release our first home-grown UI extensions for ASP.NET MVC. I hope you like them and please, please share your feedback in the forum.   In this blog post I will highlight the most common problems you may encounter while using the extensions and their solutions. Here we go: The control renders fine but its client-side features do not work The most common reason is that there is no ScriptRegistrar or it is placed before the UI components. It is mandatory that you add a ScriptRegistrar because the UI components require it...
    November 09, 2009

    Using T4MVC strongly-typed helpers with Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC

        If you want fast and strongly-typed access to your controller actions, the T4 helpers by David Ebbo are a real treasure. Since we couldn’t provide an support for them out-of the box (after all, the helper classes are generated), here is a small extension method that allows their usage as shown in the screenshot above.   using System.Web.Mvc; using Telerik.Web.Mvc; using Telerik.Web.Mvc.Infrastructure; using Telerik.Web.Mvc.UI; public static class NavigationItemBuilderExtensions { public static NavigationItemBuilder<TItem, TBuilder> Action<TItem, TBuilder> (this NavigationItemBuilder<TItem, TBuilder> instance, ActionResult action) where TItem : NavigationItem<TItem> where TBuilder : NavigationItemBuilder<TItem , TBuilder>, IHideObjectMembers { ...
    November 03, 2009