Better Mobile Support
Rich text editing in mobile browsers will never be easier. A new Adaptive RadEditor rendering will offer first-class experience and usability on mobile devices. We will first deliver optimized rendering and interactions for phones in Q2 and expand the support for tablets toward Q3 2015.
What should you expect among the mobile optimizations:
- UI inspired by the most popular rich text mobile editors on the market
- Entirely optimized user interface: easy-to-touch bottom-placed toolbar with bigger buttons
- Touch-friendly dropdowns and dialogs that always pop up and fit in the visible viewport of your smartphone
Adaptive Image Gallery will let you build galleries that end-users will fully enjoy when loaded in a mobile browser. When accessed via a mobile device, the control will deliver mobile-friendly user interface and support for the most popular gestures (spread and pinch, tap and swipe). The image gallery will offer three operation modes: Default, Image Slider and Thumbnails Area, including the convenient full-screen mode.
The UI will be reworked to be touch-friendlier and easy to navigate.
Reduced markup, semаntic rendering and easy-to-customize UI are among the crucial benefits of lightweight rendering, which will enable better performance and responsiveness to your apps. TabStrip, ProgressArea, Notification, RibbonBar, Scheduler, ToolBar, SkinManager and InputManager will get a new lightweight rendering based on HTML5 and CSS3.
It will be as easy as setting RenderMode="Lightweight" to turn on the lightweight rendering mode of those controls.
New Theme Builder Application
Create and customize skins to be compatible with lightweight and mobile (adaptive) rendering.Make default Bootstrap components blend with AJAX controls. Import any Bootstrap theme and apply the color scheme to AJAX controls’ Bootstrap skin.
Оther Important Improvements
We continue to invest heavily in improving and optimizing our controls further, and while there are plenty of improvements happening in Q2, some worth mentioning are:
- RadEditor: Redesign of the Table Wizard dialog
- RadDiagram: Rich-text content, UX improvements in shape- connections, improved DataBinding and more;
- RadFileExplorer: New content providers, easier configuration in Visual Studio and drag-and-drop upload over the file list area
- RadHtmlChart & RadGrid: Long-anticipated features are coming for both controls, too
We are welcoming anyone who wants to have an early preview of the new features. If you are interested, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will follow up with more details on availability of the early bits.
Please note that we are extremely agile and try to adapt to any important changes and shifts on the market. While we stay committed to our plan, adjustments and changes might occur.