Resources for Webinar “Make Windows Forms speak the Windows 8 Modern UI design”

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/

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You can know more about our RadControls for WinForms suite here: http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms.aspx

About RadPanorama:

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

Slide Deck:

Here is the slide deck used for the webinar:

Video Recording:
Here is the link to video recording of 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?
A: No

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:

  • Farjana Parveen
  • Upendra M

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!

New UI Controls as part of Telerik DevCraft Q3 2012 Release

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:

Gauge:

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 (Beta):

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.

AutoCompleteBox:

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.

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RadControls for SilverLight:

Four new controls got added to the Silverlight controls family. They are:

PivotGrid (Beta):

RadPivotGrid is released as a Beta control in this release. This supports data summarizations and great data visualization capabilities.

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See demos of RadPivotGrid here.

GanttView:

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.

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See demos of GanttView here.

AutoCompleteBox:

No need to explain this control. The auto suggestion control is now available in Silverlight suite also.

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See demos of AutoCompleteBox here.

HeatMap:

HeatMap is a control which is matrix-like control, which uses color to encode the values along two axes.

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See demos of RadHeatMap here.

Download free trial of RadControls for Silverlight and evaluate them for your needs.

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RadControls for WPF:

New controls introduced for WPF suite are as follows:

PivotGrid (Beta):

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GanttView:

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AutoCompleteBox:

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HeatMap:

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Download free trial of RadControls for WPF and evaluate them for your projects.

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RadControls for WinForms:

There was one control added to the WinForms family. That is RadPivitGrid and released as a Beta control in this release.

PivotGrid Filtering

You can download thirty day free trial of RadControls for WinForms with dedicated support during trial period.

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RadControls for Windows Phone:

Five new controls got added to the Windows Phone controls family. They are as follows:

TimeSpanPicker:

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.

TimeSpanPicker

Expander:

Expander control allows users to expand or collapse conversations. Fits well in applications that rely on interaction and messaging.

Expander Control

PasswordBox:

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.

PasswordBox

DataForm:

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.

DataForm

InputPrompt:

This control allows you to create prompts where you can ask users to enter important details such as Phone number, email, etc.

InputPrompt

You can download a free trial of RadControls for Windows Phone to evaluate the controls.

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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.

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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.