Hi Everyone,

In today’s episode of XAMLFlix, we are going to take a look at RadMenu for Silverlight and WPF. In case you are not familiar with XAMLFlix, it is Telerik’s way of getting you up to speed with our XAML controls in short 8-10 minute videos. Our Silverlight and WPF control suite share a common codebase and API, so you can literally copy/paste the code between projects! Yet another reason to check out our controls. In case you have missed any episode, they can be found at www.telerik.com/xamlflix. Let’s go ahead and get started with RadMenu.

RadMenu for Silverlight and WPF lets you build complicated site menu systems, while keeping it simple for the end user. The control is fully customizable, allowing you to create anything your imagination can conceive while keeping all advanced menu functionalities, such as: Hierarchical Data Binding, Rich Programming Model, Boundary Detection, Checkable Items, Vertical Orientation, Click-To-Open and much more.

  • Getting Started with RadMenu – In this video, we will see how easy it is to get started with RadMenu. We will begin by adding RadMenu to a new Silverlight Application and adding data to it. We look at a nested menu and add an event handler to detect which item is clicked. (Download the Project)
  • Configuring RadMenu to Fit Your Applications NeedIn this video, we will demonstrate how to set various properties of RadMenu for Silverlight/WPF. We will look at changing the orientation, to various click modes, and even talk about opening and closing delays of RadMenu. (Download the Project)
  • Creating MenuItems for RadMenu at Run-TimeSometimes, it is not enough to have static MenuItems in your application. In this video, we will explore creating items for RadMenu at run-time. This will give your application the flexibility it needs when your users demand it. (Download the Project)


Telerik XAMLflix for WPF controlsI hope that this three-part video series has helped you get up to speed with how you may implement RadMenu in your next SL/WPF Line of Business Application.

I’d also like to give you a quick reminder that the control suite for Silverlight has 65+ controls ready to cut your development time in half. Our WPF Control suite has 55+ controls available. Still not sure? Then why not download your own copy of the Silverlight and WPF control suite right now.  

As we are working our way through the entire control suite with XAMLFlix, we would also like to hear your feedback on all things related to XAML. If you think we are missing a control, if you want more in-depth information on a control, then just let us know by leaving a comment below.

Thanks for reading and watching and I’ll see you next Tuesday with RadImageEditor.

About the Author

Michael Crump

is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile.  You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.


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