• .NET

    Saving some lines of code when using RadWindow

    If you are using some of the predefined modal dialogs part of RadWindow: Alert, Prompt and Confirm you may find this article quite handy. As you know the calls to these methods are asynchronous, thus you cannot stop the current UI thread in order to get the user feedback from the windows synchronously. This introduces some issues such as the need to declare class member variables whenever they may not be necessary. Due to that there have been a few requests on our support website to create a generic parameter inside the static calls of the dialogs with the purpose of carrying...
  • .NET

    Using IValueConverter to format values in RadControls for Silverlight

    It’s often necessary to modify or format some of the raw data received by your data tier application or other data sources. In Silverlight, you can create your own value converter and introduce your own formatting rules. In this blog post I will create a simple value converter that formats double values, and then use it with a RadComboBox. First, let’s create a class that will represent our data source. The equivalent of this class in more realistic scenario would be a proxy class generated by your data tier application in case you use RIA services.     public class Data : List<Item>       {           public Data()           {               this.Add(new Item() { Name = "Ferrari", Price = 120000 });               this.Add(new Item() { Name = "Mercedes", Price = 100000 });...
  • .NET

    Join me at the Toronto Code Camp

    I wanted to mention that I am going to be at the Toronto Code Camp on April 25 in Toronto, Ontario.  I will be presenting a session called “Building Business Applications with WPF, Silverlight and the Telerik RadControls”.  The session should give you a good understanding of what Telerik has to offer for the WPF and and Silverlight platforms.  If you are in the area I hope you will consider spending that Saturday learning.  The organizers need to know you are coming, so please take a moment to register on their website http://www.torontocodecamp.net.  This is the third annual event and...
    April 18, 2009
  • .NET

    Being new to Silverlight

    Keeping track of new technology is quite a tedious job.  In fact, if you try to catch up with all hot trends in software development you probably will end up having a job as a full time blog reader. In contrast, most software developers are always anxious about stretching their fingers on some actual coding. But the beginning is always the hardest part, even more if you are not patient enough or haven’t had time to watch videos and spent hours reading tutorials. In case you are coming from a different programming background, you are certainly used to specific methods...
    April 17, 2009
  • .NET Mobile

    The Right Tool for the Right Job: RadTextBox for ASP.NET AJAX

    There are many ways to collect user input in ASP.NET web forms. There is the traditional ASP.NET TextBox control, or the handful of extenders available in the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit. Or, you could stick to straight HTML with the <input> and <textarea> elements. For developers using Telerik’s web controls, there are more (and better) options. The RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX contain a set of input controls collectively named RadInput controls. Included in this set are the RadTextBox, RadNumericTextBox, RadMaskedTextBox, RadDateInput, and RadInputManager. In this blog post I will discuss the features of the RadTextBox for ASP.NET AJAX, including those which make it...