• .NET

    XAMLflix Marches On with RadScheduleView for Silverlight and WPF

    It's Thursday again, which means we're ready for another installment of... XAMLflix! If you haven't tuned in over the last few weeks to our RadChartView and RadBarCode posts, my partner in crime (Michael Crump) and I have been working on a new initiative to help accelerate your education when it comes to the RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF control suites. XAMLflix is intended to deliver quick, to-the-point videos highlighting features and functionality of our controls alongside sample projects with the exact code you are seeing in the videos. One step better, since our Silverlight and WPF controls derive from a common code-base...
    February 09, 2012
  • .NET

    Using RadSlideView for Windows Phone to Load Items on Demand

    Download the demo project Download the Q1 2012 BETA   RadSlideView is one of the major and widely used controls in our RadControls for Windows Phone tools. For the Q1 2012 BETA release we completely revamped its architecture and API design to meet all the feedback and feature requests we gathered from our users. Instead of inheriting from RadLoopingList, the control now inherits from the abstract DataControlBase class and exposes properties and methods similar to the ones found in our RadDataBoundListBox. We believe this approach will have better adoption and will be more intuitive to you – our users. This re-design allowed us to improve performance...
    February 02, 2012
  • .NET Mobile

    Q3 2011 SP1 RadJumpList for Windows Phone 7 now adds support for bindable Data Descriptor collections

    Some time ago a customer of ours asked us if there is a possibility to use the FilterDescriptors, SortDescriptors and GroupDescriptors collection in a MVVM context by binding them to collections defined by the view model. As all the data is managed there, why not also manage the data operations in the same class? Unfortunately, these three properties are readonly and therefore binding them to a property defined by the main view model wouldn’t work. We decided that allowing similar scenarios will simplify the development with RadJumpList and therefore as of Q3 2011 SP1 the control exposes three new properties which...
    January 05, 2012
  • .NET

    Adding the “Pinch-to-zoom” feature to your pictures with RadSlideView for Windows Phone

    We are most excited to announce the immediate availability of our Q3 2011 Service Pack 1 release of RadControls for Windows Phone. Together with all the bug fixes and improvements, we also managed to add several cool new features in our controls. LiveTileHelper, Date/Time pickers Step property, Radar charts and financial indicators as well as the much requested pinch-to-zoom functionality for RadSlideView showing pictures. The pinch-to-zoom gesture is well known and most of the users are familiar with it. More, people will expect it from any application that displays pictures in a gallery. Well, no need to implement your own gesture handling; it is all...
    December 22, 2011
  • Company News

    Silverlight: Silverlight 5 is out. What does this mean to me?

    Microsoft's long awaited release of Silverlight 5 happened on Friday. Silverlight 5.0 ships with a ton of new features, including new media and graphic improvements as well as extending the trust model to the browser (a big deal for some Line of Business applications). This release happened without any fanfare but that hardly diminishes its value. Some of the great things in the release are listed here. While Microsoft did not announce that there was going to be a Silverlight 6, they did announce they would extend support for Silverlight 5 for ten years until 10 Dec 2021, as long...
    December 13, 2011