Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Countdown to Q1, Join the game

The fun is finally beginning. We are only weeks away from our big Q1 2008 release and the energy and excitement is already building around the huge improvements in this release. But nothing helps mark the arrival of a new release like the start of another release game! That's right. We've got another fun community driven game that is launching today that will help you countdown the days to the big Q1 release. This Q's game is a little different from games past, though, and it will require you to do a little thinking. Here's how it works:

  1. You visit the Telerik Countdown site everyday between now and the release (14 days away)
  2. Answer the question of the day (it's multiple choice and easy)
  3. The questions highlight different Telerik product features. Once enough people answer correctly each day, some details about the Q1 release will be revealed.
See. That's not very hard. The game is built with Silverlight 2.0, so it's also another fun example of how Silverlight can be used on the web. To get you started, I'll also give you a hint about today's question so that you can contribute a right answer to the cause. The question asks about Telerik Reporting and my hint for you is that Telerik Reporting is a full featured reporting product. Take that hint, jump over to the Countdown site, and add your answer to the pot right now! As of this post, we need about 760 more correct answers today to reveal today's release details.

What are you waiting for? Play now!

6 comments:

Dirk said...

you may want to allow people to type in an @-sign :-)
workaround: copy/paste
-feel free to delete this comment-

Todd Anglin said...

Dirk-

No problems here with the "@" sign. I can type them in all day long. What platform/browser are you using? I'm on FF2 and I've checked it with IE7/8.

-Todd

Anders M. said...

Same problem here (@) – I posted a bug in Telerik support. I'm on a Danish keyboard, but the Danish characters are allowed thou.

Anders M. said...

Sorry, posted to quick. I tested in IE7, FF2 and FF3 – but no go. It's seems that it can't catch the AltGr key.

http://silverlight.net/forums/t/10705.aspx

Todd Anglin said...

Anders-

That was going to be my guess- a Silverlight 2 beta localization problem. Hopefully our guys will be able to provide a workaround shortly. Thanks for reporting the problem!

-Todd

Dirk said...

Christoph Husse just posted a workaround on http://michaelsync.net/2008/04/07/silverlight-2-beta1-international-non-us-textbox but it does require quite a bit of work ...