On September 5th we conducted a webinar on our RadControls for WinForms suite. The webinar was titled “Make Windows Forms speak the Windows 8 Modern UI design”. This is part of the ongoing webinar series we here at Telerik India have been doing almost every Thursday of the month. If you want to know our webinar schedule, take a look at this blog post: https://telerikhelper.net/2013/07/29/telerik-india-webinarsmonsoon-edition/
You can know more about our RadControls for WinForms suite here: http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms.aspx
Telerik RadPanorama is a control that displays elements of type RadTileElement in a mosaic manner. Basically, this control allows you to represent a small amount of data in the form of tiles that the end-user is able to smoothly scroll left or right with a gesture, just like in Windows 8, and to reorder the tiles with drag and drop. With its help, in just a few minutes you can achieve Modern Style UI for your WinForms applications, similar to the Start Menu screen of Windows 8.
In the webinar I just showcased how you get started with the Panorama control. We looked at created groups, creating tiles within the group and also how to create live tiles. If you want to know more about the Panorama control, have a look at the control page here: http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms/panorama.aspx
Here is the slide deck used for the webinar:
Questions & Answers:
As with every webinar, we might not have been able to answer all the questions that were asked during the webinar. We make it a practice to collate all questions asked during webinar and answer them in these recap blog posts. So here are the questions and answers from this webinar:
Q: Does this control work with windows form & even WPF i.e. xaml?
A: This webinar talks about our Panorama control for WinForms. We have a separate suite for WPF and it contains a similar control on XAML.
Q: Is there any limit for tiles in panorama?
Q: Will this work with Visual Studio2010?
A: Yes. It is supported on VS2010 environment also.
Q: Can we place tiles of one group to another group?
A: Yes. Control will automatically do that out of the box without any special coding.
Q: Can we do resizing of Tile?
A: At the moment we don’t have the capability to resize the tile similar to what Windows 8 OS provides. However during design time you can set the size of the tiles.
Q: Is it necessary to have .png format or any photo format like.jpeg or .gif will work?
A: Any image format will work. But PNG is preferred.
Q: Can we rotate the tiles ?
A: No. Moreover if you rotate you are violating the Modern UI design philosophy.
Q: If we have more tiles in a window will the scroll bar appears?
A: Yes. Panorama will automatically provide the horizontal scroll bar.
Q: The Tiles added can be independent of RadPanorama or it should be contained in it?
A: Tiles can be added directly to Panorama or can be added to the groups.
Ninja T-Shirt Giveaway:
In each of our webinars we give away 2 of our very popular .NET Ninja T-Shirts. We have picked the following 2 people from the webinar audience as the winners of our T-Shirts:
Congratulations to the winners. We will get in touch with you to get your details and we will ship your T-Shirt. Rest of you folks, don’t worry – attend our future webinars to win a T-Shirt. We look forward to your presence in our future webinars.
Till next time – Happy Coding!