Wondering how to organize endless content in neatly displayed information? The Telerik PageView for WinForms is your answer. You can create slick-looking tabstrip/panelbar through the countless RadPageView configurations; create vertical, hierarchical or overlapping tabs, mimic Outlook’s NavPane, insert images in your items, add templates, etc. Thanks to its extended architecture, RadPageView guarantees excellent performance behavior when having lots of page views.
RadPageView provides a set of views for presenting a collection of pages. Each page is a stand-alone panel where controls may be added through Visual Studio’s Designer. As such, RadPageView consists of pages and items where each item is associated with a page and it can be used to display that page. A specific layout strategy arranges the pages and the items so that the final look-and-feel is achieved:
This simple architectural approach is based on a very flexible and extensible platform that is fully compatible with the Telerik Presentation Framework. It allows for implementing different layout scenarios (tabstrip, panelbar, navpane, etc) quicker than ever before and is greatly optimized for memory consumption, user interaction times, and unbeatable performance with many pages.
This architecture also provides for extensibility, scalability and ease of use. With the semantic that lies behind RadPageView, it is very easy to create custom views over a collection of pages.
You can nest any RadControl and custom element within Telerik PageView. This feature gives you enormous flexibility in building paging navigation into applications and allows you to create complex custom user interfaces featuring text boxes, combo boxes, or other custom elements within the page area. If you nest another PageView, you get hierarchal appearance.
RadPageView supports three different navigation modes, which can be switched between through a single property, but each implements a different layout strategy, making it unique in its presentation: OutlookView, which resembles Outlook’s NavPane; StripView which is essentially a TabStrip; and StackView which is a ListBar.
OutlookView mode offers a professional and flexible Outlook 2007©-style navigation menu where items are stacked vertically and their content is displayed on top of the stack. An overflow strip lies below the items, which displays the collapsed items and provides an overflow drop-down menu from which the user can modify the item's visibility:
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The StripView mode of RadPageView supplies the basis for building tabbed interfaces with rich formatting and behavior. The StripView encapsulates the TabControl view, which supplies the basis for building tabbed interfaces with rich formatting and behavior. It offers a myriad of settings which allow for deep customization of the items’ strip and content area, such as:
The StackView mode resembles the PanelBar’s base view, but extends the default functionality with fully customizable header and footer, giving you extra flexibility in the presentation. The Items in StackView mode are organized in a stack (either vertical or horizontal) and the content area/page is either centered or aligned at the top/bottom within each stack, depending on the orientation. The StackView supports two selection modes: Standard, where the selected item is simply highlighted, and the page positioned at the top/bottom is updated; and ContentWithSelected, where the page shows up next to the item itself:
A highly requested feature, the ability to arrange tabs in multiple lines enables you to see more of your tabs in one glance, even when the the width of your RadPageView instance is smaller.
Telerik Windows Forms PageView provides rich design-time support functionality making customizations and configurations very easy. Some of the key capabilities are:
The control is shipped with a rich set of pixel-perfect themes that allow you to easily build slick interfaces with the look-and-feel of Windows Vista, Office 2007, Outlook, etc. The themes can be easily switched using a single property.You can tweak existing themes or build a new theme from scratch to fit your exact visual demands by using the Visual Style Builder productivity tool. A well-thought light element tree allows for easy and intuitive styling.
Telerik TabStrip is also capable of displaying images, text, multiline text, and rich text by using standard HTML tags, such as <i>, <b>, and <u>.
Telerik Windows Forms PageView delivers convenience with integrated keyboard support. Once the tab gets into focus, you can use the arrow keys or the Tab/Shift+Tab keys to navigate through the tabs.
Telerik PageView provides full Localization support and support for Right-to-left languages for its Outlook View and Stack View (Strip View RTL support will be added soon). See Localization and Right-to-Left Support for the full list of Telerik WinForms controls supporting Localization and RTL languages.
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