Welcome back everyone to this week’s installment of XAMLFlix for Silverlight and WPF. We are going to quickly get you up to speed with RadImageEditor. If you are not familiar with XAMLFlix, then don’t worry – it is simply Telerik’s way to teach you how to use new and existing controls in short 10-minute videos. Let’s go ahead and get started.
What is RadImageEditor?
RadImageEditor is used to process images in Silverlight/WPF applications with no dependencies on external APIs. It supports various image processing tools and effects like resize, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation adjustments. Silverlight effects are used to execute heavy operations on the GPU for best performance.
- Getting Started with RadImageEditor – In this video, we will see how easy it is to get started with RadImageEditor. We will begin by adding RadImageEditor to a new Silverlight Application and exploring the predefined UI. We will also take a look at customizing it for your application, by adding or removing tools that can be executed. (Download the Project)
- Implementing a Custom Format Provider with RadImageEditor – In this video, we will demonstrate how to add JPEG encoding capabilities to your Silverlight application with the help of FJCore (an open-source JPEG encoding and decoding library). This shows how a format provider that supports both importing and exporting of JPEGs can be implemented and plugged in the RadImageEditor architecture.(Download the Project)
- Override Commands with RadImageEditor – Sometimes, your business requirement may request that you do certain things when an image is saved. For example you may want to add a watermark on the image before it is saved. In this video, we will show you how to override the default save button functionality using Commands. (Download the Project)
We covered a lot of material today, from Getting Started with RadImageEditor, to adding a CustomFormatProvider to even overriding commands such as the Save Button. But that just barely touches what all the control is capable of doing for your next LOB application.
I encourage you to explore the control further and if you have any questions then feel free to drop me a line below and while you are at it, tell me what you are looking for next in the series or which control we don’t have that you need.
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