With the upcoming Q1 release Telerik will include an official version of the RadToolBar control in the RadControls for Silverlight bundle. RadToolBar will mimic the functionalities and behavior of the VS toolbar with its Strip and Overflow areas. All the items in the toolbar will jump between the strip and the overflow depending on the toolbar’s size. In addition, the developer will be able to stick items into one of these areas using a single property - OverflowMode.
RadToolBar will also support Style Selector for item containers. We pre-defined styles for many of the regular controls – button, textbox , combobox and expander.
Along with the RadToolBar control a RadToolBarTray is also coming with Q1 to let you handle multiple toolbars in the same tray. RadToolBarTray will be a container control that will handle the position, the sizing and the order of toolbars inside it. Virtually, the tray will be divided by Bands, where each Band will contain multiple toolbars. The developer will be able to arrange the toolbars by simply initializing the Band and BandIndex properties.
We are currently working on two new major features like: “Drag and Drop” and “Vertical Orientation”.
We will greatly appreciate your feedback on what features you would like to see in the the RadToolBar control. This is always the best way to ensure our products keep getting better.
Valentin Stoychev (@ValioStoychev) for long has been part of Telerik and worked on almost every UI suite that came out of Telerik. Valio now works as a Product Manager and strives to make every customer a successful customer.
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