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Issue with RadComboBox Drop Down
In the interest of standardization, the RadComboBox allows a custom CSS clas to be specified for the dropdown, via the DropDownCssClass property (as if you probably couldn't figure that one out :-D). In an application I'm working on, we have a...
Posted: Sun, Dec 19 2010 20:45 by bmains | with no comments
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AJAX Updates from the Client using Telerik
The issue with the UpdatePanel control is that it's not possible to invoke an AJAX request from client-side JavaScript. Though possible to refresh the UI from client-side JavaScript using various means, the UpdatePanel control itself doesn't invoke...
Posted: Tue, Nov 16 2010 19:46 by bmains | with no comments
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RadScheduler Client-Side Capabilities Part 3: Appointment Templates
Unfortunately, client-side templates aren't present, at least with the 2010 Q1 Telerik release, and it doesn't seem like Q2 added it either. So if you want to customize an appointment, be prepared to use JavaScript. The key event is appointmentCreated...
Posted: Sat, Aug 14 2010 21:45 by bmains | with no comments
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Telerik RadScheduler Client-Side Capabilities Part 2: The Advanced Form
In the applications I've used the RadScheduler, I've never used the inline form. This is because I've had to display a lot of criteria to the form, and made use of the resources and attributes built-in to the API. The advanced form is a nice...
Posted: Sat, Aug 14 2010 21:44 by bmains | with 1 comment(s)
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Telerik RadScheduler Client-Side Capabilities Part 1: The Appointment
I've been working with the client-side API for the RadScheduler component, and there are a lot of great features added through support via web services. Most, not all of the functionality you can perform on the server is now available in the client...
Posted: Mon, Jul 19 2010 19:27 by bmains | with no comments
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Intro to Telerik MVC's DatePicker Control
The freely available ASP.NET MVC framework by Telerik has added a new DatePicker control that works similarly to the RadDatePicker control in its ASP.NET AJAX framework. Below is a sample of that control: <% Html.Telerik().DatePicker().Name("Picker"...
Posted: Sat, Apr 10 2010 14:22 by bmains | with 5 comment(s)
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Telerik Calendar Control Intro for ASP.NET MVC
The latest release of the open source Telerik ASP.NET MVC framework contains a new calendar control. This control functions similar to the ASP.NET AJAX calendar extender calendar, where it shows a month view, year view, and decade view, and responds to...
Posted: Thu, Apr 8 2010 22:19 by bmains | with 1 comment(s)
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Telerik Reporting Issue - Report not Firing NeedDataSource
For some reason, I couldn't figure out why that the NeedDataSource event wasn't firing correctly. I spent hours trying to figure out the solution, and this forum post really helped me to solve the issue:
Posted: Mon, Jan 18 2010 20:42 by bmains | with no comments
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Using the Telerik MVC Grid
The Telerik MVC grid that comes with Telerik's MVC open source framework is awesome. It really rocks; it has a lot of the features that exists within the ASP.NET AJAX framework are also in this grid implementation. Not only that, it implements MVC...
Posted: Mon, Jan 4 2010 19:05 by bmains | with 6 comment(s)
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Telerik's Compressing and Combining Scripts in MVC
The latest Telerik MVC set of components features a ScriptRegistrar component that's responsible for compressing or combining scripts into a single file. This compression utility is very easy to implement: to setup this component, use the following...
Posted: Tue, Nov 10 2009 20:50 by bmains | with no comments
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Telerik's Scheduler Recurrence Capabilities
For those using Telerik's RadScheduler control, I explained about the options that the scheduler uses to recur by: I don't know if the latest release has...
RadNumericTextBox Number Formatting Issues
I found something out with the RadNumericTextBox control: for the GroupSeparator, it will accept an empty string, but not for the DecimalSeparator property. This is important, as the RadNumericTextBox behaves in a certain way. If you try to set: <tel...
Third Party Controls Poses Complications with JQuery
The point of this article is not to point out how hard it is to use JQuery or anything like that; rather, JQuery is very easy and efficient to use. However, as with any third-party JS library (I happen to be using JQuery at the moment), using this library...
Accessing a PageView on the client
I didn't find any documentation on this, so I thought I'd throw something out there. When using the Telerik RadMultiPage, each page view can be accessed on teh client like so: var multiPage = $find("<%= mp.ClientID %>"); var views...
Showing an empty message in the RadGrid
To show an empty message in the RadGrid control requires setting the EnableNoRecordsTemplate to true. When this value is set to true, when no records are bound to the RadGrid, the NoRecordsTemplate appears. The template appears only when a non-null, empty...
Using RadCodeBlock and RadScriptBlock when using the <%= %> Notation
If you happen to use the <% %> notation in your ASP.NET applications while using Telerik for scripts, I'd recommend using the <tel:RadCodeBlock> or <tel:RadScriptBlock> elements. For instance, if you have ASP.NET AJAX script that...
"Telerik is undefined" when anonymous
I recently got the error Telerik is undefined in the $create definition of the RadAjaxManager. I couldn't figure out why I was getting this; I had everything setup correctly (all web.config settings and all). I read this:
Telerik Scheduler Export Exception Conditions
Related to recurring appointments, if you attempt to export appointments that recur, there are some things you should know that will generate exceptions when in outlook compatibility mode. To start, Outlook doesn't support all of the recurrence patterns...
Telerik RadScheduler ICS Export
Telerik has a RadScheduler control that operates similar to Outlook; while this is a great control, I experienced an issue with exporting of appointments existing in the scheduler. To summarize these features though, two important features that the RadScheduler...