• .NET

    Making a RadGauge look like a Dial

    I have had several people ask me about whether Telerik offers a dial control.  I thought it might be interesting to try and leverage the RadGauge control to build something that looks like a dial.  Essentially the RadGauge offers all the capabilities you would need, it is just a matter of styling.  I decided to build a kitchen timer application so I could create a dial theme.  I am no artist, but I think my end result turned out pretty well.  The video below will demonstrate how I use Expression Blend to quickly get a 3D (ok, 3Dish, again I...
    May 06, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Using RadTreeView for WPF

    The video below is from a webinar that I presented on the RadTreeView for WPF.  The webinar covered some of the basic functionality of the RadTreeView and should give you a good understanding of how to get started with the RadTreeView.  While this webinar is focused on the WPF version of the RadTreeView control, the content is also relevant to the Silverlight version as...
    May 01, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Maximizing space with RadExpander for WPF

    When designing an application a challenge that all user interfaces must contend with is available screen real estate.  While you want to maximize the information available to the user, you also want to avoid visual overload.  There are a variety of controls available that allow you to minimize the impact of options on a form.  For example, the RadioButtons below display three options for the user, but for each option you take up valuable screen real estate.  A ComboBox offers the same choices to the user when expanded, but takes up minimal space on the form when not being used. ...
    April 20, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    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 Desktop

    RadControls for WPF – Q1 2009 Service Pack released

    This week Telerik released a service pack for the Q1 2009 RadControls for WPF.  You can get the full details about the release here (http://www.telerik.com/versionnotes.aspx?id=1896), but I wanted to point out a few highlights that might be of interest.   RadGridView A number of features regarding exporting including the addition of ExcelML, an Exporting event TAB navigation improvements Addition of the GridViewComboBox column and much more   RadGauge Semi-circle and Quadrant-like styles for Radial Gauges both of which look very sleek.   RadChart The Stacked Line and Stacked Spline Chart Types were added to the RadChart available types. RadColorPicker The Color Picker control allows the users to choose a color from more than 20...
    April 16, 2009