• Mobile

    First Look at Silverlight 5

    At a special Firestarter event (part of which was and Telerik with the new Silverlight client for Facebook called "f!acedeck"), Microsoft unveiled what the next version of Silverlight will include. All I can say is that it will be a huge release - both in terms of easing the developer lives and for enabling even more rich user experiences (in-the-browser and especially out-of-browser). We can divide the new features that are coming in the runtime in two categories - 1) new media features and 2) features that are focused towards business application development. New Media features Hardware Decode and presentation of H.264 improve performance for lower-power devices to render...
    December 02, 2010
  • .NET Desktop JavaScript

    Adding Mouse Wheel support in Silverlight. The easy way.

    One of the best uses of our Routed Event extension is implementing missing system events in Silverlight, such as MouseWheel and RightButtonUp/Down. The API we provide is the same as WPF, so when Silverlight eventually gets support for those events, most probably you will not have to change much. Other good thing is that you do not need to write any JavaScript, or to know what's going on beneath. The bad thing is that you will have to enable the windowless mode of the Silverlight plug-in, which will slightly decrease the performance of your application. To attach a Routed Event handler for the MouseWheel event on a...
  • Desktop Mobile

    RadControls for Silverlight and WPF

    My colleague Hristo Deshev just announced the availability of Telerik RadControls for WPF Beta2. This is a very important release not only because it brings so many new features and controls for WPF, but because this is our first release that includes the Silverlight and WPF controls under a single distributable. For this first release we ported just a few Silverlight controls for WPF (namely TreeView, PanelBar, Calendar, DatePicker, Slider, ProgressBar and NumericUpDown), but in the long run almost all Silverlight controls that are applicable in a desktop scenario will be included in the WPF suite. What does this mean to you as a developer? Why is this...
  • .NET

    PNDs, UMPCs, MIDs – what’s it all about?

    Let me clarify first that the title is a bit misleading. You may think that the story will comment on these devices in general, but you are wrong :). I will comment NVidia’s* entry in the handheld and portable devices business in particular, and what it means for the whole industry. Will they shape the landscape the way they did in the GPU market? Why is this event important enough to compel a guy that develops software to blog about hardware? Why the Nvidia Tegra? Why not the IPhone 3G? Or the HTC Diamond? A lot of tough questions to answer...
    June 26, 2008