On Oct 17 2012, we did a release of our Telerik DevCraft bundle known as Q3 2012 release. As part of the release our UI suites have got couple of new controls added to the bundle. In this blog post we will look at what new controls have been added to our UI suites namely – RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, RadControls for Silverlight, RadControls for WPF, RadControls for WinForms, Windows 8 Controls and RadControls for Windows Phone. So lets go over them one by one.
RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX:
ASP.NET AJAX suite gets the following new controls added to the family of already existing 70+ controls. They are:
This is a high performing HTML5 based radial and linear gauge control which can be used to show certain values in a scale.
See demos of Gauge control here
PivotGrid is a control used to show pivoted data in a tabular or outline or in a compact layout. We bring the power of Pivot to Web with the introduction of this control. This control supports aggregates, drag and drop and a field list control panel.
See demos of PivotGrid here.
As the name goes – this is a auto completion textbox. It auto suggests filtered list with options based on user input and supports multiple item selection. This was one of the highly requested control for ASP.NET AJAX
See demos of AutoCompleteBox here.
You can download a free trial of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and evaluate the controls for your needs.
RadControls for SilverLight:
Four new controls got added to the Silverlight controls family. They are:
RadPivotGrid is released as a Beta control in this release. This supports data summarizations and great data visualization capabilities.
See demos of RadPivotGrid here.
GanttView is a control designed for managing and visualizing complex planning data and tasks. Often used in project planning and management scenarios. Using this control it is easier to understand and analyze the data.
See demos of GanttView here.
No need to explain this control. The auto suggestion control is now available in Silverlight suite also.
See demos of AutoCompleteBox here.
HeatMap is a control which is matrix-like control, which uses color to encode the values along two axes.
See demos of RadHeatMap here.
Download free trial of RadControls for Silverlight and evaluate them for your needs.
RadControls for WPF:
New controls introduced for WPF suite are as follows:
Download free trial of RadControls for WPF and evaluate them for your projects.
RadControls for WinForms:
There was one control added to the WinForms family. That is RadPivitGrid and released as a Beta control in this release.
You can download thirty day free trial of RadControls for WinForms with dedicated support during trial period.
RadControls for Windows Phone:
Five new controls got added to the Windows Phone controls family. They are as follows:
TimeSpanPicker control provides full control over time and duration in any app where users set duration. This control allows users to define duration of certain action.
Expander control allows users to expand or collapse conversations. Fits well in applications that rely on interaction and messaging.
As the name goes this is a ready made password input text box for Windows Phone scenario. Using this control in a registration form will automatically display the typical dots in place of the actual password being typed.
DataForm control provides with out of the box data forms that can be simply configured to work with business logic of your application. It also provides out of the box validation, styling and other customization mechanisms.
This control allows you to create prompts where you can ask users to enter important details such as Phone number, email, etc.
You can download a free trial of RadControls for Windows Phone to evaluate the controls.
RadControls for Windows 8:
This is a brand new suite as far as the RadControls family is concerned. This suite contains some of the controls which are not found in the SDK of Windows 8 development like date and time pickers. These controls have been built from ground up and provide you with the same UI and UX as that of Windows 8 look and feel. Currently following 15+ controls are released and many more will be added to the suite over time. At this moment we are offering this suite at an introductory price of $99 and you will receive all the new components and updates that will be added to the suite in the next year.
Hope this blog post excites you in terms of the new control offerings from our UI control suites. If you feel like trying out them go ahead and download our free 20 day trials and evaluate them. Note that during the trial period you will get dedicated support meaning you can raise support tickets and a dedicated support team will be responding to you. Give it a try and let us know how you feel about our UI controls.
Till next time, Happy Coding.