It’s Wednesday, and thus time for a new XAMLflix Tutorial.  XAMLflix Tutorials are searchable PDF files with all the contents and code of one of our video tutorials.  This week we’re looking at RadTreeMap, and along with it, RadPivotMap. 

Both RadTreeMap and RadPivotMap are used to display hierarchical data; the former creates a visual tree while the latter is typically bound to flat data that it automatically places in groups.

This tutorial will cover

  • Getting Started With RadTreeMap
  • Getting Up To Speed with RadPivotMap
  • Using Colors to Visualize Data

In Getting Started With RadTreeMap we dive directly into Visual Studio to add a RadTreeMap to our application. We begin by creating hierarchical data and ten we map that data onto the RadTreeMap for display to the user.

In Getting Up To Speed with RadPivotMap we create a new application with new data.  We add the data as the ItemsSource property to a PivotMap control and then we add the grouping based on attributes in the data

In Using Colors to Visualize Data we enhance the PivotMap display of data by adding a gradient brush and providing it with the range of values that the gradient will represent. The result is a simple diagram dense with useful information.

RadTreeMap              Video         Tutorial


Telerik XAMLflix for WPF controls This brief tutorial shows how quickly and easily you can add a RadTreeMap or RadPivotMap to your application to enhance the visualization of data.  And, of course, these are only two of the many controls offered in the Silverlight/WPF suite. Be sure to download your own copy of the Silverlight and WPF control suite right now.  

We look forward to your comments and suggestions, please take a moment to leave a comment now. 

About the Author

Jesse Liberty

 has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and has been a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T and a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. You can read more on his personal blog or follow him on twitter


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