Some new nice to have controls

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  1. Bernhard König
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    Posted 18 Apr 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik team,

    during working on my project I found some controls/control ideas that would be nice to have in a future release.

    • Context menu: there is one in the Silverlight Toolkit, but it's not that good, doesn't feel like the native one and it also performs not very good when combined with, for example, your RadDataBoundListBox ... it opens and closes in a very jaggy way. I think you can come up with a much better control!
    • Pivot: The SDK pivot is pretty good, but it has issues. For example, some users of my app complain that they sometime erroneously switch the pivot item while they just want to scroll through a list. This happens because the pivot listens to every horizontal gesture, even when the horizontal gesture happens during a vertical scroll gesture, when the user makes not a straight vertical movement but rather a curve. In the native pivot, this is handlet correctly. There are also other possiblities for improvement, like having a more native-like animation, means: if a list is contained, have items fly in with a little offset for each instead of one big block animation for the whole list.
    • ToggleSwitch, ProgressBar: They're pretty ok in the Silverlight Toolkit, but it would be great to have comparable controls in the Telerik controls too as they are pretty regular used. Can avoid shipping two control toolkits with one app just because of this two controls.
    • Advanced Textblock: While WP7 UI guidelines say overflowing text should just run out of the screen, sometimes that's not possible like when using multiline textblocks in lists. In this case a TextBlock that would support Ellipsis when the text overflows its assigned area. Also, a TextBlock that supports bindable <Run/> elements would be great. Also kind of a Highlight feature would be awesome (tell the Textblock one or more words/set of chars that should be highlighted with the accent color), for search inside text results for example.
    • Basic HTML renderer: Sometimes the IE control is just overkill. It would be nice to have a control that can render just the most basic HTML, like paragraphs, headers, images, lists, bold, italic formattings and that kind of basic stuff. I know this is a harder task but you know, was just an idea and I thought I tell you :)

    Thanks for reading :)

  2. Bernhard König
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    Posted 18 Apr 2011 Link to this post

    Ah yes I forgot the most important one :)

    A MessageBox control based on the limited "official" MessageBox is desperately needed. Should support custom button combinations, an optional checkbox below the text for things like "Do not show this again" ... and ideally it could be template-able if there are special requirements for some scenarios.

    That would be great!
  3. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 25 Apr 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Bernhard,

    This is kind of feedback we value most! Thanks for sharing it!

    For the controls that do exist in the toolkit today, we will wait a little bit to see if they will become part of the core framework and depending on their state we will consider implementing them. In Mango version there is a new RichTextBlock which should server most of the basic formatting operations you described.

    I'm adding 1000 telerik points to your account. Thanks once again for sharing your feedback!

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team
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