Telerik Controls with SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model

Posted on 12/22/2009 @ 11:37 AM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 2062 views

WOOHOO!! It's finally online, and believe me, I had been waiting for this.

The Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010 as you know is a MAJOR MAJOR enhancement to SharePoint. It lets you get a hold of a major portion of the API from Silverlight/javascript, or .NET apps that are not running on the server itself. VERY COOL STUFF.

A lot of people have asked me, how I go about debugging and developing such apps. How do I structure my projects, and how do I go about delivering compelling functionality using Silverlight and the client object model.

Also, I wrote a whole bunch about Sandboxed solutions earlier.

  1. The definitive guide (back to table of contents).
  2. The basics of a sandbox solution
  3. Sandbox solution architecture and restrictions
  4. Sandbox solution monitoring, management and deployment
  5. Sandbox solution validations
  6. Sandbox solutions full trust proxies

Also, per a recent podcast, and all that I said above, Sandboxed Solutions are VERY VERY COOL! They are very important, and this is how you will be delivering most of SP2010 custom code going forward.

Yet another very important detail in the silverlight space, are the telerik RAD controls for silverlight. Go see their demos if you don't believe me. I mean, those controls kick some serious a$$.

So, Telerik and I put together a simple video demonstrating

1. Delivering Silverlight Apps that use the Client Object Model

2. Used the Telerik controls to make me more productive :) (and give me good designer skills - LOL)

3. Showed how tough/easy it is to take care of deploying telerik controls on your SP2010 server. It's easy .. :)

4. and finally, showed how I build such a project structure, how debugging etc. is easier etc.

So, without much further ado, here's the webcast.

Telerik Silverlight controls and SharePoint 2010

Question for you guys:

1. Would you like to see something like this for SharePoint 2007?
2. Would you like to see more such videos using Telerik controls in SharePoint?

Would love to hear your comments! Thanks for watchin'!

Sound off but keep it civil:

Older comments..

On 9/12/2010 4:33:30 PM abc said ..

Are the telerik controls compatible in the sandboxed Visual web part available in the Power tools for Visual Studio?



On 6/1/2012 5:15:09 AM Pinaki said ..
Hi Sahil.

I need some help on your posting about Telerik File uplaod controls. I've covered 95% of it and it's up and running. But here are my challenges and the difficulties I'm facing.

1. Your solution is a farm solution. I can only work with a Sandbox solution.

2. By saying so, I can't have any DLL on the GAC.

3. I'm struggling with the UploadHandler.ashx. If i put this file inside a module, this file does not work, since it can't find the RadUploadHandler DLL in the GAC. I even tried with <SafeControl> in the manifest but it still does not work.

Can you help me set up how to get the Telerik File upload working in a Sandbox environment please?

Thank you.