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  1. Jack
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    Posted 09 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Just some comments:

    I've been sampling the various controls and plugging them into my LOB application.  I've found that there is a lot of holes in the documentation with regards to  explaining all the different options and scenarios of use.

    Many of the samples and help contents are geared towards edge cases and doing fancy cosmetic changes.   I know it is really cool to re-style and re-template the objects in Blend but really does the average developer have any time to do that sort of thing?  Yet I would bet half the documenation is geared towards that.  I am a one man shop - there is no designer team to re-style my control in Blend while I plug away.

    I would like to see far more simple examples and more building on the previous example to implement an additional feature.  There are obviously a dozen ways to do anything but it seems like each sample does it a different way, cuts of the missing bit of code, or only shows the advanced implementation. 

    The Overview sections of each control should be far more detailed explaining what you can and can't do with the control.  I do find some of the sections very useful where the different XAML attributes are shown in colors that matches up to a visual (see the ComboBoxEditorColumn section).  More of that would be useful.

    There is great support in the forums and I really appreciate getting custom sample projects  but I bet a lot of frustration would be eliminated with more inclusive documentation.  I'm wondering if there is an impression that users are coming from a WPF implemenation vs. new to Silverlight directly from WinForms or something. 

    Just some thoughts.

    Thanks

    jack
  2. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 11 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Jack,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We know that this is one weekest  areas of our XAML suite. We are adding a lot of new content in the Help topics for the official Q2 release.

    We are also working on a project that uses our Telerik trainer which will be of great help too.

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  3. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 11 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    >>We are also working on a project that uses our Telerik trainer which will be of great help too.<<

    Valio, could you please explain more on this?
    Thanks!

  4. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 12 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Hi ..Ben,

    Check this link out:
    http://www.telerik.com/support/trainer/info.aspx

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  5. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 12 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Valio;

    This is fantastic. I had seen it before and since it didn't relate directly to SL/WPF, I just kind of didn't get deeper in it. Are you planning to expand it to support SL?
  6. Nikolay
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    Posted 15 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Hi ..Ben,

    We plan to prepare videos/projects covering our Silverlight/WPF controls and include them in the Telerik Trainer. We will most probably start working on this task during the next Q3.

    Greetings,
    Nick
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  7. Chad Beard
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