• .NET

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7 – an in-depth comparison with MS Toolkit

    Many users have asked the question “What are the differences between your controls and their equivalents in the Microsoft’s Toolkit for WP7”. With this article I will try to give you a more detailed perception on the added value of RadControls for Windows Phone 7. Please note that this is “our” point of view and how we see the differences between our suite and the Toolkit. We by no means belittle the efforts of Microsoft’s team that created such a nice components package.  I will list only the components/features that are present both in Telerik’s suite and the Toolkit. All of the...
    December 10, 2010
  • 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
  • Mobile

    Want to see the (bright) Future of Silverlight?

    The latest release of Silverlight - ver.4 was released earlier this year. For me this was the first Silverlight release that was stable and mature enough so that I could recommend to anyone building business applications to use it broadly. Now, six months later, we can see that the Silverlight adoption is very high and that there are a lot of great tools built with it. Regardless of all the recent comments and mostly speculations about the future of Silverlight I believe that this will be the primary MS platform for building applications for Windows and Mac in years to come. At MIX this year, the Silverlight platform was also introduced to...
    November 16, 2010
  • Mobile

    Page Transitions for Windows Phone 7 Application

    Bring Motion to your Windows Phone 7 Application using the Telerik animation engine and page transition framework. I will not reveal a big secret if I say that the whole Metro UI guidelines are based on content and motion. But how can you bring motion to your applications? This is the question we asked ourselves back in the days when we started to work on our Rad Controls for Windows Phone 7. We are now happy that we released the first CTP version of the controls with support for Metro like animations and transitions. We built our own Animation and Transition engine from the ground up...
    November 04, 2010
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls For Windows Phone: Using RadPickerBox

    RadDatePicker and RadTimePicker have a lot of basic common functionality. One of the components that provide some of this common functionality is RadPickerBox. It is a very basic control designed to provide an easy way for users to display some content, just like ContentControl :
    November 03, 2010