Getting started with CoverFlow control

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  1. Matt James
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    Nov 2009

    Posted 10 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Greetings,
       I am trying to figure out how to embed the coverflow control in a web page of a new project.  I have downloaded the trial of the RADControls for Silverlight 3 and am looking through the project.  However, it's not clear to me what is required from the sample project to include in my project just for the coverflow portion as in the sample project the coverflow is embedded in another silverlight control.

    Hope that makes sense and I look forward to feedback.

    Thanks!,
     Matt
  2. Hristo Borisov
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    Posted 11 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Matt James,

    I am not sure that I have fully understood your case, but essentially to get started you have to create a Silverlight project and a web project that will embed your Silverlight application xap file. Then you have to add reference to our Telerik.Windows.Controls and Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation assemblies in your Silverlight project and instantiate the RadCoverFlow control. Here is a nice example of how to achieve these three simple steps. Note that the example explains how to instantiate a TreeView control, but is it essentially the same for a CoverFlow control.

    If there is anything vague or unclear, please get back to us and we will be more than willing to provide you with additional explanation of your concerns.

    Best wishes,
    Hristo Borisov
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  4. Matt James
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    Posted 11 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hi, thanks for the tip.  I went to that page and of course it's very basic.  I really just want to get a basic example up and running of the coverflow control but can't for the life of me sort it out.  I checked the documentation but it's not very useful.

    up and running?

    [UPDATE]

    I have the control working using xml binding ... you really should consider complete code examples in the documentation.

    Now I am trying to wire up a scroll bar to the coverflow control to no avail thus far ... I have a added the code as follows

    <ScrollBar Width="600" Height="20" Margin="0,2,0,0" 
                Orientation="Horizontal" SmallChange="1" LargeChange="3" Minimum="0" Grid.Row="1" 
                Value="{Binding ElementName=cover, Path=SelectedIndex, Mode=TwoWay}" 
                Maximum="{Binding ElementName=coverPath=ItemsSource.Count,  
                Converter={StaticResource IntToIntValueConverter}, ConverterParameter=-1}" /> 
    Also added the IntToValueConverter class ... compiles fine but the scroll bar does nothing nor has a slider. Is there an additional step I am missing?

    Thanks again!
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    Hristo Borisov
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    Posted 13 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Matt James,

    I am attaching a sample project that replicates the Bind to XML example. You have a textbox that will do a Flickr search as well as a ScrollBar. There seems to be a problem with the ValueConverter when an ObservableCollection is used, the binding is not updated properly and that is why your Slider does not work correctly. I will investigate this problem further. Until then excuse us for this inconvenience.

    Moreover, our documentation is currently a major task for us and we have undertaken significant changes that will be available in the upcoming months. Until then you can use our support service to resolve all your current issue. Thank you for contacting us and we look forward to receiving your feedback again.

    Greetings,
    Hristo Borisov
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