RadCube, Great Control! Could Be Better...

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  1. Jed
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    Posted 23 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    I didn't think there would be any useful application of the RadCube, but it turns out it *is* quite useful for one of our scenarios, similar to the form wizard in your online demo. Only thing is, it would be nice if there was a property called, say RotationLocked or something to that effect, that prevented the user from interacting with the cube directly. That is, you could still change which face is displayed from the code behind, but that's the only way you can rotate the cube. I mean, the rotation could really get out of hand for someone trying to fill out a simple form, right?

    Also, I noticed that if my XWidth, YWidth and ZWidth aren't exactly the same number the cube will squash or stretch the controls inside of that face. Maybe you guys are already aware of this, but I don't believe it makes much sense to keep it this way. In my case, I have a ListBox control on each face, XWidth and ZWidth are 450, but the YWidth is only 300. This makes every ListBox control squished vertically.

    Otherwise, this RadCube control is amazing! What an excellent idea! It feels so nice and generates a great WOW factor to those of whom see it. I was able to throw this RadCube into my own control and have something to show my boss within just a couple hours. The RadCube definitely has great programming attached to it already, but I would much appreciate the inclusion of the above-mentioned properties. Thanks for listening.
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    Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 24 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Jed,

    In the next version the RotationLocked functionality will be available.

    About the XWidth, YWidth and ZWidth properties - we aware of this problem and looking for ways to fix it. But for the moment - yes they should be equal.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    PS: Another scenario where the RadCube control is used is in the transition navigation in our Snowboard Shop Silverlight example. The transition is visible when switching between "Products" and "Home" page.

    Sincerely yours,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  3. Jed
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    Posted 24 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Yeah, I believe I've seen the Snowboard Shop Silverlight example in the past, but now it doesn't seem to work. I've tried it both at home and at work, in Mozilla and in IE and it doesn't let me click on anything.

    Anyway, glad to hear the RotationLocked property will be added. Also, glad to hear you are aware of the squashing issue.
  4. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 24 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Jed,

    Do you receive any errors while loading the Silverlight shop example?

    Sincerely yours,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  5. Jed
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    Posted 30 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Yes, I got the same error repeated 30 times...

    Error: Unhandled Error in Silverlight 2 Application SnowboardShop.xap
    Code: 4001   
    Category: ImageError      
    Message: AG_E_NETWORK_ERROR    

    Source File: http://www.telerik.com/demos/silverlight/onlinestore/
    Line: 59
  6. Nikolay
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    Posted 17 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Jed,

    First of all, we deeply apologize for the late reply. We have been busy these days with our CTP2 release that we launched yesterday. You can check it at: Free Trials.

    As for the error messages you got - please make sure that you have the latest Silverlight tools running at your side. You can download them from Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008

    As a side note - an updated version of the SnowBoard store application will be available shortly after the Q2 release due end of July.

    Hope this helps.

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    Nick
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