How do you use this thing?

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  1. Daniel Billingsley
    Daniel Billingsley avatar
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    Apr 2010

    Posted 14 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    The information for this control has to be the most confusing thing I've read in the Telerik documentation.  One part says "Good practice is not to declare RadWindow in XAML as it is not logical to be part of the visual tree." then there's a bunch of examples doing just that.  The attached project in the thread below, which the poster claims is to show using inheritance, does nothing of the sort but rather shows the RadWindow declared within the xaml of the parent control.  Popup windows are often reused throughout the application (almost by definition, you might say), so this approach seems to be rather bad practice.

    Part of the problem for me might be that I'm coming from using the Microsoft ChildWindow, which is very simple and straightforward.  They have a code template for it, and when you add it to the project you get a control that inherits from ChildWindow, as in really truly inherits.

    Maybe the easiest thing is to just keep using that.  What is the advantage of RadWindow over ChildWindow?  What am I missing about how RadWindow is supposed to be used?
  2. Konstantina
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    Posted 16 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Daniel,

    Thank you for your interest in our products.

    We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties with our control. However, we agree that the documentation and the examples might be confusing. We will do our best to improve them as soon as possible.
    Attached you will find a sample project in which is illustrated how you can use a RadWindow as 
    the ChildWindow in Silverlight Toolkit.

    If you have any other questions about our controls please feel free to contact us again.

    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team

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  4. Daniel Billingsley
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    95 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2010

    Posted 19 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    OK, thanks.  That was a bit incomplete for showing much, but I get the idea and think I can use it like I want.

    Thanks again.
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