Programatically setting the HeaderTemplate

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  1. Matthew
    Matthew avatar
    13 posts
    Member since:
    Jan 2009

    Posted 02 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    I have a page that contains a RadTabControl much like this:

    <tn:RadTabControl Background="White"
                                   ItemsSource="{Binding Views, Converter={StaticResource pageListTabConverter}}"
                                   SelectedItem="{Binding SelectedView, Mode=TwoWay, Converter={StaticResource pageTabConverter}}" />

    In my converters I am handling multiple types of views to be displayed to the user.  In these converters I set the tab HeaderText as such:

    tab = new RadTabItem {Content = view, DataContext = view.Model};
    var headerBinding = new Binding("HeaderText") {Source = view.Model};
    tab.SetBinding(HeaderedContentControl.HeaderProperty, headerBinding);

    What I'm interested in doing is being able to set the HeaderTemplate style to contain a button so I can let the user click this button to close the object.  In your examples however this is all setup through the xaml.  Is there a way to do this programmatically?

    <Setter Property="HeaderTemplate">
                                    <Grid Margin="3">
                                            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
                                            <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                                            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
                                        <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" Grid.Column="1" FontSize="11"
                                            Margin="5 0 5 0" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
                                        <Button Content="x" FontSize="11" VerticalAlignment="Center"
                                            Grid.Column="2" />

    Thanks in advanced.

  2. Hristo
    Hristo avatar
    832 posts

    Posted 05 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Matthew,

    In Silverlight 2 you cannot create DataTemplate in code. The only way is to define it in XAML as a resource. Then you can get a reference in code and set it to the HeaderTemplate property.

    Let me know if you need more help.

    Sincerely yours,
    the Telerik team

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