• .NET Desktop

    Volume Mixer with the new shiny RadSlider for Silverlight and WPF

    As you may already know, we are working hard to improve the RadSlider in a broad way. We've fixed a lot of issues, but also added a lot of new cool features. Now it's so easy to customize and bind (in MVVM-ish way), that I've created this Windows 7 "Mixer" like example in less than an hour. I didn't change the Slider's ControlTemplate and don't have a single line of code behind. (Please note that the new slider will be available with the  beta of Q2.2011 ). Download and play with the new bits
  • .NET Desktop

    Editing the RadScheduleView's TimeRulerItemTemplateSelector

    RadControls for WPF, 2011.Q1 We will start with the project from the previous post: DOWNLOAD: RadScheduleView_GroupHeaderTemplates.zip And will produce the following project that has its timeruler items modified: DOWNLOAD: RadScheduleView_TimeRulerItemTemplates.zip Using the GroupHeaderContentTemplateSelector you can bind to the resource data. In the time ruler this is not the case. The time ruler items present date information and at this time they can’t be modified through items source property. We will create an inline template selector and discuss some of the TimeRulerItem DataTemplates. Converting the TimeRulerItemTemplateSelector to Local Value Select the RadScheduleView, go to the “Styling” section in the “Properties” tab and click the rectangle near the “TimeRulerItemTemplateSelector” property. Then...
    March 24, 2011
  • .NET Desktop

    Setting up the RadScheduleView

    RadControls for WPF, 2011.Q1 The attached project will be generated in this blog and will be used in future: DOWNLOAD: RadScheduleView_StartUp.zip This is probably the first post of a series that will guide you through RadScheduleView styling. We will try to use Blend as much as possible for the styling and designing part and VisualStudio 2010 for some of the code that we will need. Setting the References RadScheduleView requires the following references: Telerik.Windows.Controls Telerik.Windows.Data Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation Telerik.Windows.Controls.ScheduleView Adding the RadScheduleView in the Design Surface In the MainWindow select the “[grid]” element, find the RadScheduleView in the toolbox and double-click it: Probably the view now does not look...
    March 24, 2011
  • .NET Desktop

    Save Development Time with the Theme Viewer for RadControls for WinForms

    With the number of the themes in our suite constantly increasing (two more are coming in Q1 2011) it will surely take some time to review all of them for the different controls. This may sound like a simple problem, however the plot thickens when you are creating a new theme and you would like to know whether your forms look properly with your custom theme, and whether you are not missing an unstyled element here and there. As a result, in Q1 2011 we will introduce a new tool that solve these issues for you, and will save you time...
  • .NET

    Changing Silverlight application themes at runtime

    We have received a lot of questions how can the application theme be changed at run time. The most important thing here to mark is that each time the application theme is changed all the controls should be re-drawn. Without going into too much detail, we could explain the application themes as a mechanism to replace the content of the Generic.xaml file in every loaded Telerik assembly at runtime. This does not affect the controls that already have default style applied, hence the need to create new instances. Because in the Silverlight applications the RootVisual cannot be changed at run time, we...
    March 17, 2010