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    Make Your Own Live Tiles with RadControls for Windows Phone 7

    Without a doubt one of the coolest features of the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform sits on the home screen in the form of Live Tiles.  For those with lesser mobile operating systems, a Live Tile is a large icon that represents your application on the home screen of a WP7 device that allows for live updates.  Examples of these are seeing Facebook updates pop in for a pinned person on your phone, weather alerts popping up in WeatherBug, or something as simple as your Exchange email rolling up the numbers as new emails come in.  To give an example,...
    April 07, 2011
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    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Are Here - So Now What?

    Now that the official release of RadControls for Windows Phone 7 has shipped, we have been seeing a few questions from both current and potential customers around what is coming next and what to expect from the suite now that it is official.  Luckily, I’ve got some answers for you! First up, now that the suite is official, the official “free lunch” with the RadControls for Windows Phone 7 is officially over.  What does that mean, you might ask?  As it turns out, during both the CTP and both Betas of the WP7 suite we had tons of developer interest, so much so...
    March 30, 2011
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    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q1 2011 Beta 2 released

    We are happy to announce the immediate availability of our RadControls for Windows Phone 7 Q1 2011 Beta 2 release . Along with numerous bug fixes and further polish of the suite we are also introducing several cool new features, namely: Complete design-time support for RadGauge: You will be able to select among several (many more to come for the official release) predefined Gauge templates through an intuitive User Interface directly in Visual Studio.
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    Using RadControls to Build Windows Phone 7 Applications Webinar Follow-up

    After a long weekend of Windows Phone 7 related goodness (aka, sleepless nights of a-Ha! moments with the satisfaction of being several steps closer to being ready for the marketplace), we're back with another week, another Windows Phone 7 webinar in this current series, and some links and updated information as promised on the webinar last week. Last Week I had the fun job of presenting Using RadControls to Build Windows Phone 7 webinar last Thursday.  The recorded version is now available online at Telerik TV: Using RadControls to Build Windows Phone 7 on TelerikTV As well as soon on SilverlightShow.net at their Webinars...
    February 14, 2011
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    Grouping, sorting and filtering for Windows Phone 7 – what the options are?

    One of the most useful controls in Windows Phone 7 is the so called “JumpList” and its popup “Quick Jump Grid” UI – that is, according to the official Microsoft design guidelines, a “Way to help the user to scroll through long lists”. The First Look example of RadJumpList in our demo application Much like in Windows 7, the “quick jump grid” user experience enables you with fast navigation to a desired location within the associated list of items. In order to populate the jump grid with items, the underlying list should be grouped by some criteria. So, how do we...
    February 08, 2011