Thursday, August 07, 2008

Telerik Watch Minute: Getting started with RadControls for Silverlight

Hope you enjoy this new, fine-blended episode of Telerik Watch Minute. In this installment, I take a little more time (about 3 minutes) to quickly show you how to get started with the new RadControls for Silverlight (beta). I de-emphasize "beta" because we're really just waiting on Microsoft to go-ahead and published the "official" Silverlight 2 plug-in, which if I were a betting man would guess is coming out shorting after the Olympics (which is running in Beta 2). Once the plug-in is final, we'll release v1 of our controls. In any event, this episode shows you how to take the Silverlight controls you've downloaded and unzipped (there is no installer yet- that will come in a pending SP1 release) and start using them in a new Visual Studio Silverlight 2 beta 2 project. A quick word of caution to those of you that have been developing with Silverlight 2 beta 1: the new Silverlight 2 beta 2 installers don't do a great job of getting your system cleaned-up and ready for Beta 2 development. I strongly encourage you to spend a few minutes cleaning your system of Beta 1 and then installing Beta 2 before starting development with Telerik's tools. If you have problems, leave a comment and I'll try to help as I just learned the hard way a lot of the tricks to upgrading. Enjoy the "Minute" and stay tuned for more!


Anonymous said...

Nice and fast demo :)

Todd Anglin said...

@Greg- Thanks for the feedback. I know this episode runs a little longer than the last few, but hopefully 3 minutes is still short enough to be "bite size."

Anonymous said...

Hello Sir, great demo. I like the "bite size" idea and your timing is right on! Not too long and not too short.

I look forward to viewing additional "bites" as you create them for other features and functions.

Keep up the great work!



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