• .NET Desktop

    Change the Office Black theme to support multiple Linear Scales using Expression Blend

    I recently posted an entry regarding the Radial Gauge for WPF where I demonstrated how you can create a half circle gauge.  Not long after that post, I received a question asking about Linear Gauges and how to use multiple scales in a single Linear Gauge.  It is not that there is a functional difference, but rather a visual difference.  The Office Black theme (shown below) has a border area in the middle where the linear gauges were overlapping causing a visual collision.  There are a number of ways that you can accomplish a task and I think one of...
    April 09, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Creating a Half circle WPF RadGauge

    During a recent webinar, a question was asked about whether you can create a half circle gauge.  I recently covered this in my “Introducing RadGauge for WPF” webinar, but thought it would be good to have a quick blog post as well.  Below you will see a RadialGauge which contains two RadialScales placed along the left and right of the gauge.  This is actually very easy to produce since the RadialGauge is simply a container, you can place a number of scales inside of the gauge.      Here is the XAML for the screenshot...
    March 26, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Using RadGauge for WPF in a WinForms application

    In this post, I want to demonstrate the use of the RadGauge for WPF control inside a Windows Forms Application.  Just because you are not developing WPF applications every day does not mean you cannot benefit from what WPF has to offer.  I thought it would be useful to point out that you can use WPF User Controls inside of Windows Forms applications with minimal effort.  This is made possible through the Systems.Windows.Forms.Integration namespace.  More specifically you will be working with a control call "ElementHost" which allows the WPF control to be used in a Windows Form.    So lets get...
    February 27, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Working with a simple RadGauge for WPF

    Presenting data to users can be done in a variety of ways, but gauges offer a unique way to present data with elegance.  Gauges are easily recognized by most users since they see them on a daily basis.  Think about when you drove to work this morning, you probably looked at your car dashboard which may have looked similar to the picture below.  You knew your speed, fuel status and a number of other important metrics at a glance.  Well, the RadGauge for WPF gives you the ability to implement this same powerful concept in your applications In this post, I...
    February 13, 2009
  • .NET Desktop

    Setup a simple RadChart for WPF

    To get started working with any control, I find it useful to begin with a fresh project.  So below you will see that I have very simple XAML for my WPF application which adds a RadChart to the form.  In this post, I want to demonstrate the basic setup and binding of data to the RadChart. <Window x:Class="CreateABasicChart.Window1"      xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"      xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"      Title="Window1" Height="484" Width="750" xmlns:telerik="http://schemas.telerik.com/2008/xaml/presentation">...
    February 10, 2009