October 30, 2012
Create apps that allow users to enter and edit compound data. Each mobile application enables users to edit and save compound data, be it in a booking form, while creating tasks/to-dos/events, customizing the settings and etc. That’s usually achieved via a data form most often composed of various editors, such as textboxes, numeric editors, date/time pickers etc. The DataForm control will facilitate you by providing out-of-the box data forms that you can simply configure to work with the business logic of your app. The configuration of the control is as simple as setting s single property. The DataForm control will automatically enumerate the public properties of your business objects. In addition you will get out-of-the-box validation, styling and other customization mechanisms like the ability to group various editors in collapsible panes.
Create apps that heavily rely on interaction and element of delight. The ExpanderControl enables you to create more interactive apps while letting you add more content to your apps and save space at the same time. If you are working on chat/social app you can use the ExpanderControl to enable users expand or collapse conversations thus more easily following the entire communication.
Create apps that allow users to easily submit important info and details. i.e. login credentials. The InputPrompt control comes really handy in scenarios, where you have to enable the users submit details like email, phone number, etc. For example if you are working on a mobile shopping app you can use the InputPrompt control to prompt the users enter email or delivery address. Or even in simple news feed app you will find the control really useful when you need to prompt the user for his email address. In addition, you can use a PasswordBox as part of the InputPrompt control, thus easily creating login forms in your apps.
Windows Phone 8 supports new display resolutions up to 1280x768 and Telerik RadControls make it easy for developers to display the appropriate images in their apps, according to the device resolution through its MultiResolutionImage control.
The PasswordBox control comes really handy in scenarios, where you have to enable the users submit password info. For example, you can use the control in a registration form to let the user enter his/her password. The user input will be automatically transformed into dots.
Create apps that provide full control over time and duration. In addition to the Date and Time Picker controls you will now be able to allow your users (in any app that requires the user to set duration – e.g. in sport/fitness and productivity apps) define duration through the TimeSpanPicker control. For example, you can easily enable your users to choose the duration of their exercises by letting them define the hours, minutes and seconds. In addition the control can also be customized to let the users choose between weeks and days.
Common For All Controls:
Speech Recognition support – end-users can navigate and interact with your app using their voice. The APIs are part of Telerik.Windows.Core assembly. The Telerik Speech Recognition API is still in CTP and your feedback is very welcome.
All controls styles have been updated to match the native Windows Phone 8 user experience.
Post your feedback via the Windows Phone UserVoice portal or the Public forums
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