Phone 8.0 Grid XAML equivalent?

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  1. George
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    Posted 26 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I am trying to figure out if there is an equivalent of the Grid XAML control as it is presented in http://www.telerik.com/products/windows-8/controls-xaml/grid.aspx for windows phone 8.0.

    Basically I need a flexible grid layout that I can present data to the phone screen, but I am not sure how to implement this. The standard grid control of windows phone does not seem to fill my requirements.

    Thanks,

    George
  2. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 26 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hi George,

    The control you need is RadDataboundListBox.

    Regards,
    Valentin.Stoychev
    Telerik
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  4. George
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    Posted 26 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hi, Merry Christmas by the way

    My problem is that I cannot see any of the telerik windows phone controls on my ToolBox so that I can drag and drop it onto the designer.

    Only standard windows controls appear, and I cannot find a way to add the Telerik controls to the Toolbox, since when I try to select a new item to put into the list the Telerik controls already appear as selected.

    Also the suggested RadDataboundListBox does not appear as an available control in your binaries for Windows Phone 8 Controls.

    Thnaks
  5. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 26 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hello George,

    Merry Christmas to you!

    Due to limitations in the VS the controls are not populated in the VS Toolbox. Please check this help article to see how to add the controls:
    http://www.telerik.com/help/windows-phone/common-installation-adding-radcontrols-to-toolbox.html

    you will then be able to use the RadDataBoundListBox control. You can also check the quickstart project which comes as part of the installation in order to see real examples of how this control can be configured and used.

    Enjoy the holidays,
    Valentin.Stoychev
    Telerik
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  6. George
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    Posted 26 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks, I have managed to include the controls in my toolbox.

    Following that, I still cannot grasp how the RadDataboundListBox.can fulfill the same functionality as the Grid XAML control, like having cmultiple columns, column headers, individual cell formating etc. The included samples for windows phone 8 present only a simple case where a single column list is displayed.

    Basically I need some examples of how I can grammatically bind the suggested RadDataboundListBox lets say to a list that I have created in the program, display headers for each field, formatting of cells, etc. Is there such a demo available?

    Regards,

    George


  7. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 31 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hello George,

    I'm glad you were able to include the control in toolbox.

    We do not provide the same UI for Windows Phone - there are no headers like the traditional grid components. The paradigms for building controls that display a list of items in WindowsPhone are different.

    We however provide out of the box ways to sort and filter the data. Please check this blog post for more info and example how this is done - http://blogs.telerik.com/valentinstoychev/posts/11-02-09/radjumplist-for-wp7-part-i---introduction-and-simple-usage.aspx


    We also provide a way to customize the data displayed in each row - for this you need to use ItemTemplate.

    You can start learning more about the control by visiting the documentation center for the control - http://www.telerik.com/help/windows-phone/radjumplist-getting-started.html


    Regards,
    Valentin.Stoychev
    Telerik
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