Is there a way to have a metro style UI in the backstage?

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  1. Georg
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    Posted 05 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    This may be a strange question, but what I want to achieve is:
    the backstage should look like similar to the screen in the attachment...
    Each tile should be a button, if possible showing the latest status of the screen it links to.
    Is this feasible?
    Thanks in advance!
    Best regards,
    Georg
  2. Petar Mladenov
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    Posted 10 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Georg,

    I see two milestones in this requirement. The first one is achieving the Win 8 look and feel. You can check out this TileView demo showing differently sized tiles. But you need a buttons not tiles, so I am not sure TileView is suitable for you. The other milestone is saving the pages' last status - this might be a lot of work, saving snapshots, or serializing data. What are actually these pages? Could you please elaborate more on your scenario, this way we would be better able to advice you.

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  4. Georg
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    Posted 10 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Petar,
    thanks for your reply!
    Well, as I said, showing the last status is not the most important thing...
    More important for me is the Win 8 look and feel, it should work with buttons, right?
    Can I adjust width and height according to screen resolution and available space?
    The buttons / tiles will be links to recently and frequently used pages, showing some graphs, lists, or something like this...
    Best regards,
    Georg
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    Petar Mladenov
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    Posted 10 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Georg,

    You can check this demo and open its BackStage. In the BackStageItem (which is HeaderedItemsControl) there are buttons which activate different Diagrams. Similar to this, you are able to use the RadTileView in the BackStageItem's Content. As for the RadTileView , yes, you are able to set the RadTileViewItems' size so that they fit in the available space. You can check out this blog post which demonstrates this. You should know that there is a little limitation here - you need to have equal number of items in every TileView row and every TileView column. If you need different numbers of items in the rows or columns, you just have to use help "phantom" items (width 0, height 0). Please let us know if you need further assistance on this. 


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