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  1. David
    David avatar
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    May 2011

    Posted 23 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik,
    I'm going to use Telerik controls for my Windows Phone game animations.
    Before that I want to know is telerik RadAnimations run in composite thread or I will get same performance problems using standard WP7 animations?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Answer
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    Posted 23 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Thanks for contacting us and for your questions.

    RadAnimation internally uses the standard animation API of the Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 framework. That said, all animations are executed on the compositor thread unless you are animating a property that is not supported by the GPU (like properties of non-rectangular masks, gradient color animations and size animations).

    If you are perfoming a per-frame-callback animation, it will always be executed on the UI thread (since the callback that you provide to change the property value is executed on the UI thread).

    There are many cases in which you may experience performance issues when animating visual elements. This may happen when your animations are not executed on the compositor thread (in the cases described above). This may also happen in the case when you are using the compositor thread but the total area of the bitmaps processed by the GPU of the phone exceeds 2x the size of the screen.

    You may find useful reading the following document provided by Microsoft which focuses on WP7 application performance:

    Creating high performing applications for Windows Phone 7

    I hope this is helpful.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team
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  3. James
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    Jul 2011

    Posted 14 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    I wanna know that which game apps. will be supported by a window 7 based phone..
    can you please help me out..

  4. Deyan
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    2147 posts

    Posted 15 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hello James,

    As a UI components vendor we do not have access to such information. Since many games are produced by different companies, knowing which games will be available for WP7 would be a difficult task to accomplish.

    the Telerik team

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