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  1. Cocotteseb
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    Posted 05 May 2014 Link to this post

    To complete my previous post in the comments of the blog post with what Deyan Ginev said earlier : 
    "For instance: our Windows 8 DataGrid control would be a challenge to use on the Windows Phone’s small screen. So here comes the question: do we need to show a DataGrid on the tablet and a DataBoundListBox/JumpList on the phone? Or what about the ListView that is now common between Phone and Tablet? "
    I would nuance my previous answer and I would say a listview on tablet would be welcomed because it is different of presenting data than a datagrid. The DataGridView is a to "heavy" to display on phone and would be used to display more data with columns,...

    "evaluate which controls would make sense to be Universal, and which controls would make sense only on the Phone or only on a Windows tablet."

    There is something that I technically do not understand. I have Windows Phone 8.1 and want to use the new "WinRT" runtime. If I'm not wrong I simply cannot use the existing Telerik controls. So the first step would to port every Telerik WP control that is not present in the WinRT framework. If I'm not wrong it would be most of the controls. However once it would be done, that must say that every of these controls could run on Windows tablets and maybe no all are suitable to the tablet format ? And vice-versa.
    We could begin an Excel-like document that lists the current Windows 8 and Windows Phone controls and between the Universal version. We would see that : AutoCompleteBox,BulletGraph,Calendar,Chart,Data Storage,DatePicker,Gauge,HubTile,Pagination exist on both platform. 

    Windows 8 XAML       Universal      WP
    AutoCompleteBox       "done"          AutoCompleteBox
    BulletGraph                   "done"         BulletGraph
    Calendar                       "done"         Calendar
    Chart                             "done"          Chart
    Data Storage               "done"          Data Storage
    DatePicker                  "done"          DatePicker
    Gauge                          "done"           Gauge
    Grid                         Only on tablet
    HubTile                       "done"             HubTile
    Map                       missing phone
    NumericBox                 "done"           NumericUpDown
    Pagination                    "done"          Pagination
    RadialMenu          Only on tablet ??
    Slider                             native ?
    TimePicker                   "done"          TimePicker
                                          native ?         AnimationFramework
                                         native ?          ApplicationFrame
                                    missing tablet    BarCode
                                    missing tablet    BusyIndicator
                                    missing tablet    ContextMenu
                                   missing tablet     Conversation View
                                   missing tablet     DataBoundListBox
                                missing tablet        DataForm
          would be DatePicker on Tablet DateSelector
                                  missing tablet       DockPanel
                                  missing tablet       Expander Control
                                  missing tablet       Image Button
                                  missing tablet       InputPrompt
                                   missing tablet     JumpList
                                  missing tablet       LayoutTransform
                                  missing tablet       ListPicker
                                  missing tablet       LoopingList
                                   already native ?  MessageBox
                                   missing tablet      MultiResolutionImage
    would be NumericBox on tablet       NumericUpDown
                                   missing tablet       PanAndZoom
                                   missing tablet PasswordBox
                                   missing tablet PickerBox
                                   missing tablet Rating
                                   missing tablet SlideView
                                   missing tablet TextBox
                                   Would be Timepicker on Tablet TimeSelector
                                  missing tablet TimeSpanPicker
                                  native               ToggleSwitch
                                  missing tablet ToolTip
                                  missing tablet TransitionControl
                                  missing tablet UniformGrid
                                  missing tablet Window
    VariableSizedWrapGrid?           WrapPanel

    This is a very first/quick comparison to start.
    Any thoughts ?

  2. Kiril Stanoev
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    Posted 07 May 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Sébastien,

    You can use the existing Telerik UI for Windows Phone 8 and create a Windows Phone 8.1 app. This can be done with the help of Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 which "gives Windows Phone 8 developers access to some of the newest features available in Windows Phone Store apps without significantly modifying existing Windows Phone 8 code". This however means that when you submit the app to the store, it will not adapt for the layout and size of the tablet. If you want your app to adapt automatically, then each component must have a phone and tablet counterpart making it universal.

    Kiril Stanoev

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  3. David
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    May 2014

    Posted 23 Dec 2014 in reply to Cocotteseb Link to this post

    I Don't see the NumericBox or NumericUpDown on Universal WP.  You have it marked as "done"
  4. Tsvyatko
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    Posted 29 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Please excuse us for the late reply! You are quite correct, while there is NumericBox for WP8.0, NumericBox for Windows Universal is available only for Windows 8.1. You can see our current offering here

    Our plans are to provide support for WP 8.1 for all controls that are currently only Windows 8.1 only.


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