• .NET

    Under the Hood of RadImageEditor for Silverlight and WPF

    Introduction In one of the previous blog posts, we gave you a quick overview of how to use RadImageEditorUI to add a basic image editor to your application in a few simple steps. However, there is often a need for more customized image editing capabilities, in which case you can use the bare-bone RadImageEditor control. It doesn’t force a specific UI, so you can choose one that will best integrate in your application. Whereas RadImageEditorUI contains all the UI you need from a basic image editor, RadImageEditor consists only of the image that is being edited. It has an API that...
    July 20, 2011
  • .NET

    Metro Theme Customization Made Easy

    Simplicity is one of the corner stones for the visual appeal of all Metro UIs. Simplicity allows the theme to be largely consistent and make development of the UI of any program a breeze. But there is a risk. The risk of many applications looking alike. Are we facing a homogenization of the next version of UIs? Will my TODO app look like  your Twitter client or another’s cloud photo service? I have no clue. What I do know is that we did not want you stuck with a white and blue theme. We want to give you a chance to...
  • .NET

    Telerik Zip Library–the newest member of the big RadControls family

    Have you ever wondered how to increase the responsiveness of your applications by compressing the data that you send over the internet? The Q2 2011 release of the RadControls for Silverlight and WPF comes with a new RadZipLibrary which allows you to easily compress data like images, docx or pdf files and send them over the wire. Thus, you will achieve fast and secure transactions. This is a list with short descriptions of the top-of-the-line features of Telerik’s Zip Library: Easy to use API – the Zip Library exposes flexible and easy to use API to provide you with full control over the compressed data Load or create ZIP...
  • .NET

    Telerik XAML controls (Silverlight and WPF) - Q2 2011 Official

    This major release of the market-leading controls for LOB applications adds 8 new controls, 2 new Dashboard demos and a modern Metro theme built from the ground-up to accommodate all the best practices in Metro UI applications.  Among the new controls included in this release you can find Persistence Framework, ImageEditor, DataServiceDataSource, BreadCrumb, PropertyGrid, RibbonView, ZipLibrary, TreeMap and PivotMap.  In addition to what we announced for the Beta release you will find TreeMap and PivotMap control as well as a brand new ZipLibrary framework. The TreeMap and PivotMap controls can be used to visualize large amounts of hierarchically organized data. TreeMaps have been used to successfully visualize various kinds of...
  • .NET

    Introducing RadDataServiceDataSource for WPF and Silverlight

    It is my pleasure to present you the newest member of the constantly growing family of XAML controls. RadDataServiceDataSource provides seamless integration between an user interface and data coming from a WCF Data Service. The WCF Data Services technology enables the creation and consumption of OData services for the web. If you want to learn more about the relationship between the two, you may read the whitepaper WCF Data Services and OData At-a-Glance. With this new control, you can retrieve, shape and edit data using declarative XAML syntax only. RadDataServiceDataSource provides extensive code-behind API for more advanced scenarios. The QueryableDataServiceCollectionView<T> class, which is internally used...