• .NET

    Thoughts on Being Awarded Microsoft Silverlight MVP

    This isn't going to be your typical code sample-heavy blog post, but rather I wanted to reflect on something that arrived at my doorstep about two weeks ago... That is correct, I was awarded the Microsoft Silverlight MVP award for the past year of work around this fantastic platform.  So let me start by saying thanks for both the nomination as well as the award - while it was never the goal of helping the community to grow and learn, it is certainly a nice perk. ;) And of course things are just getting started, as we saw at the Silverlight Firestarter,...
    January 17, 2011
  • .NET

    Controlling TreeView’s ExpanderStyle Dynamically

    Sometimes the TreeView is used in scenarios where the expander style must be styled in custom fashion. Prior 2010 Q3 SP1 there was no easy way to dynamically change the expander style of the TreeView or particular item. TreeView’s ExpanderStyle So we decided to extend the functionality provided by the TreeView. Prior this enhancement changes to the ExpanderStyle property during runtime would not affect already visible items. The property now supports dynamic values and data binding. This way you can easily change the style of the expander of all items in the hierarchy during runtime. Item’s ExpanderStyle Working only with the TreeView’s ExpanderStyle...
  • .NET

    TreeView BringIntoView

    Quite often TreeView is used in scenarios where a particular item should be displayed on the screen. You may want to display some item when the tree is initially shown on the screen or when a new item is added. These scenarios look simple but are a bit tricky because you have to wait until the TreeView loads and then make your desired actions. Waiting for Loaded Event TreeView provides the BringIntoView functionality in several forms: you can call BringIntoView from the tree itself and bring a child item; get some TreeViewItem by calling GetItemByPath and call BringIntoView upon this item container;...
  • .NET

    How to Create Ad Rotator with Telerik TransitionControl and CoverFlow control for Silverlight

    function onSilverlightError(sender, args) { var appSource = ""; if (sender != null && sender != 0) { appSource = sender.getHost().Source; } var errorType = args.ErrorType; var iErrorCode = args.ErrorCode; if (errorType == "ImageError" || errorType == "MediaError") { return; } var errMsg = "Unhandled Error in Silverlight Application " + appSource + "\n" ; errMsg += "Code: "+ iErrorCode + " \n"; errMsg += "Category: " + errorType + " \n"; errMsg += "Message: " + args.ErrorMessage + " \n"; if (errorType == "ParserError") { errMsg += "File: " + args.xamlFile + " \n"; errMsg += "Line: " + args.lineNumber + " \n"; errMsg += "Position: " + args.charPosition + " \n"; } else if (errorType == "RuntimeError") { if (args.lineNumber != 0) { errMsg += "Line: " + args.lineNumber + " \n"; errMsg += "Position: " + args.charPosition + " \n"; } errMsg += "MethodName: " + args.methodName + " \n"; } throw new Error(errMsg); } Today I'm going to show you a very simple way to turn any ContentControl or a ListBox control into an AdRotator control. "What is AdRotator control?", you would ask. A common definition for an AdRotator is a control that lets you to show some data (most commonly ads) and change it periodically. An AdRotator control should be a control that lets you do that out-of-the-box without writing any code. Furthermore, switching the ads with a nice animation will give our AdRotator more polished and glamorous look. To accomplish this, we are going to use RadTransitionControl (a ContentControl) and RadCoverFlow (a ListBox)...
  • .NET

    Why we have built RadDomainDataSource for Silverlight?

    Although Rossen has stated almost all of the things in his introductory blog post about RadDomainDataSource I wanted to create a separate blog entry which answers the most important question that you might be asking: “Why Telerik have developed their own version of a domain data source component?” Here is the answer: We felt your pain We have received numerous forum posts and support tickets stating that you want a codeless approach to data-binding that supports most common data operations without the need for any custom code. During the times when RadDomainDataSource was not available you will have to write hundreds of lines of code in...
    January 03, 2011