Telerik WPF Controls Tutorial


Telerik WPF Controls Tutorial
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Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 124 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2014
ISBN : 1782176527
ISBN 13 : 9781782176527
Author(s) : Daniel R. Spalding
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Telerik RadControls
Chapter 2: Telerik Editors and How They Work
Chapter 3: Data Entry and Validation of Telerik Controls
Chapter 4: Layout Organization and Display Functionality
Chapter 5: Navigation and Dynamic Event Handling
Chapter 6: Telerik Scheduling and Object Bound Loading
Index
  • Chapter 2: Telerik Editors and How They Work
    • Database setup
    • RadAutoCompleteBox with data binding
    • Binding to a System.Data.DataTable
    • Binding to the CustomerEntity object
    • RadMaskedInput – currency, phone, and zip
      • RadMaskedInputCurrency
      • RadMaskedInputText – phone and zip
      • RadMaskedInput – e-mail and validations
      • SpellChecker – TextBox
      • RadSpellChecker with VS TextBox
      • RadSpellChecker with RadRichTextBox
      • RadSpellChecker with RadDataGrid
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Navigation and Dynamic Event Handling
    • Database setup
    • Additional prerequisites
    • New WPF concepts
      • BaseWindow
      • The AppRequest persistence class
      • The UserEntity class
      • The BarItem class
    • RadOutlookBar
      • RadOutlook with GenericList, DataBinding, and database security
      • RadOutlookBar using generic list binding with XML security
    • RadMenu
    • Summary

Daniel R. Spalding

Daniel R. Spalding is a software consultant who works with many companies in the Delaware Valley area of Pennsylvania. His software has been used by several companies as their primary source for running their businesses. He has consulted with several large firms on software architecture and product prototypes using Visual Studio and C#. He started his business in 1996, but worked for Bell Atlantic for the first 5 years of his career where he was in charge of the Lotus Notes Center of Excellence for Philadelphia.

He has also been an adjunct professor for the last 19 years at both Drexel University and Peirce College working with students in all aspects of computing from software development to networking certification.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Load Telerik controls using a DataTable object and generic object lists
  • Work with SQL Server and XML serialization to read and manipulate data
  • Discuss and review different modes of securing an application
  • Use the new model for using DataContext to validate a WPF window
  • Employ the Telerik interface classes to load controls
  • Understand object-oriented concepts such as inheritance and interfaces
  • Secure an application with Active Directory
  • Set up a WPF application to verify and deploy information

In Detail

Telerik Reporting is a lightweight reporting solution for all .NET cloud, web, and desktop platforms (Azure, Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET, and Windows Forms) which targets developers and end users alike. Rich interactive and reusable reports can be created by developers in Visual Studio and by end users in the desktop-based Report Designer.

This book will guide you through working with specific Telerik WPF controls as well as working with the database and other methods to load the controls. It will focus on four key technologies: the DataContext property of WPF, Telerik RadControls for WPF, XML serialization, and application security.

Starting with the basics, Telerik WPF Controls Tutorial will take you from the simple usage of a DataTable to serializing XML files into objects, covering a discussion of different types of security and validation for WPF windows along the way.

This book will start out by showing you the simple methods of populating Telerik RadControls using a DataTable. You will then move on to look at populating a generic list of objects from a database as well as serializing XML files into class objects. You will cover how to secure a WPF application using a simple database example as well as Active Directory to determine navigation control loading. You will then review using the Telerik API interface classes to load Gantt information. With this book, you will be guided through building an application with the addition of all the important controls along with provisions for data entry, layouts, editors, navigation, and scheduling.

This book will teach you the different aspects of the Telerik controls, from using the DataContext property to loading the controls using the Telerik API references. The book will also cover other WPF subjects such as security and WPF validation of the DataContext property.

Approach

This book follows a hands-on, example-based approach to demonstrate how to efficiently integrate Telerik RadControls within a WPF application.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who plans to use Telerik controls within a WPF application. The reader should have an existing knowledge of C#, SQL, and object-oriented design. The book will focus on the use of objects to populate the controls, so knowledge of object-oriented design is very important.

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