• .NET

    "RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX VS Extensions" available for Visual studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008

    In case you missed the announcement last week, check out Erjan's blog post  about our new product called RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX VS Extensions  (Click here  to download it). It works with both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005 and expands the capabilities of the IDE by allowing developers to create RadControls  Item templates. RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX VS Extensions using T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit) to generate the code behind the scenes when an Item Template is added to a project. T4 is a fully customizable text generator based on templates. Anyone can create or edit such a template...
    March 16, 2009
  • .NET

    RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Visual Studio Extensions

    Telerik continues helping you deliver more than expected “Hello, world!” I decided to start my post with these magic words to present you the latest addition to the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX product line: Visual Studio Extensions – the product that makes the development of WebSite/WebApplication with Telerik RadControls faster and easier. A programmer’s very first application is at the distance of starting the IDE and typing the magic words. Creating a RadControls web application is now at a few clicks distance as well. The Visual Studio Extensions aids the Visual Studio Web development from two perspectives – web configuration and...
  • .NET Mobile

    Replay: Client-side Tips & Tricks of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX

    Last week I hosted a live webinar featuring the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX. If you missed it, I discussed some of the client-side features of the RadControls. Specifically, I demonstrated how to take control of the functionality of your controls on the client to build better, more performant web applications. In addition, I discussed client-side data binding with web services as well as how you can get started using jQuery with the RadControls. If you’d weren’t able to make it on Thursday, or if you would like to review the content a second time, you can check it out now on...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadRotator and RadMenu for ASP.NET AJAX: Building an Interactive Menu Together

    It’s always cool to see how the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX work together. Today I saw a question from a customer asking if the RadRotator can be used to create a menu similar to that on the Experts Exchange web site. If you’re unfamiliar with their menu, it’s got a lot of options in it. Because there are so many menu choices they decided to make the menu interactive, adding a button to the right-hand side of the menu which, when clicked, replaces the existing menu options with another set. Using this approach means you no longer have to be concerned about having...
    February 28, 2009
  • .NET

    Optimization Tip: RadCompression for ViewState

    A few weeks ago, I showed you how you can use the new RadCompression HttpModule found in the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2008 SP2 (and later) to easily (as in, automatically) compress your Ajax and JSON web service communication. While that technique is great for improving the performance of modern web apps that do lots of processing client-side, that’s not the only thing RadCompression can do. It can also automatically compress ViewState! This week, I’ll show you how you can quickly enable ViewState compression and show you the effects it has on overall ViewState size and server performance. HOW DO I ENABLE...
    February 27, 2009