After another 4 months of hard working I am pleased to present to you the latest XAML release for Silverlight and WPF Q2 2012. Again, we put a lot of love and effort in our components and the result is 2 brand new controls, one of our existing components “grew” from its Beta to an official version and of course a numerous new features and improvements across all controls.

Our new RadHeatMap control is in its Beta stage, but I hope you’ll find it as exciting as I do.

Heat map first look

Heatmaps are a matrix like controls which use color to encode a value along two axes. They are preferred for their really compact size and ability to visualize trends within cyclical data effectively. They are also extremely potent tools for spotting outliers and trends in your data.

The other brand new control - RadCollectionNavigator - provides UI for the execution of basic editing and navigation operations over a collection of items. Its internal logic entirely relies on the ICollectionView and IEditableCollectionView’s implementation.

It will be hard to choose the most important new features across RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF, but I’ll try to put the accents:

-         RadRichTextBox now has TrackChanges functionality

-         Complete UI virtualization for RadPDFViewer

-         You can now drag and drop tasks in RadGantView

-         The additions in RadDiagram are so many and so exciting that I’ll just say – Check this blog post

-         Major performance optimizations in RadTreeLIstView

-         A brand new built-in filter row in RadGridView

-         UI virtualization and support for empty values in RadChartView

I can continue further but you can check all by yourselves the What’s new sections for Silverlight and WPF on You can download and enjoy the new Q2 2012 official release from Your Account and don’t forget to have a look at the detailed release notes of all improvements and enhancements for Silverlight and WPF.

I hope you will not be surprised if I tell you that we are preparing a series of new blogs which will cover everything exciting in deeper details, so stay tuned.

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Hristo Maradjiev

Product Manager,
Telerik XAML Team

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