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Ville
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Ville asked on 21 Apr 2020, 09:08 AM

Hi,

i'm using RadBusyIndicator to show "sub views" in our applications main window as BusyContent using BusyContentTemplate and it works.

The problem that i'm having is that the content presenter has locally assigned margin value that i haven't succeeded to override.

What i've tried?

1.) Tried to override the margin with implicit style in resources of RadBusyIndicator with no luck (not also preferred method because of all child content presenters get affected)

2.) Wrote a new custom control that derives from RadBusyIndicator and gave it a "NewMargin" dependency property of type Thickness. When the value of "NewMargin" changes i use VisualTreeHelpers to get the content presenter from visual tree and assing the new value to content presenter, but somehow it doesn't work either. The value gets set but the the view doesn't reflect the change.

The derived indicator:

    public class AdaBusyIndicator : RadBusyIndicator
    {
        public static readonly DependencyProperty NewMarginProperty =
          DependencyProperty.Register("NewMargin", typeof(Thickness),
        typeof(AdaBusyIndicator), new UIPropertyMetadata(new Thickness(), NewMarginPropertyChanged));

        private static void NewMarginPropertyChanged(DependencyObject d, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            if (d is AdaBusyIndicator abi && VisualTreeHelpers.FindChild<Border>(abi, "Indicator") is Border brd &&
                VisualTreeHelpers.FindChild<ContentPresenter>(brd) is ContentPresenter cpres && e.NewValue is Thickness newThickness)
            {
                Thickness thickness = new Thickness(newThickness.Left, newThickness.Top, newThickness.Right, newThickness.Bottom);

                cpres.Margin = thickness;
            }
        }

        public Thickness NewMargin
        {
            get
            {
                return (Thickness)GetValue(NewMarginProperty);
            }
            set
            {
                SetValue(NewMarginProperty, value);
            }
        }
    }

 

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Vicky
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answered on 23 Apr 2020, 06:44 AM

Hello Ville,

Thanks for the provided resources and information.

There is no need of custom (derived) BusyIndicator to achieve the desired result. The template structure of the control includes a ContentPresenter, which for some of the Telerik themes, has a hard-coded default margin. Could you please tell me which is the preferred theme for your application?

In the meantime, you can try the following suggestions:

  • play with the padding of the BusyIndicator control;
  • add margin to some of the elements inside the custom BusyContentTemplate;
  • edit the default template of the BusyIndicator and override the margin of the ContentPresenter;

For any of the first two options, you can look at the following code snippet and sample image as a reference:

<telerik:RadBusyIndicator IsBusy="True" Background="LimeGreen" Padding="20">
    <telerik:RadBusyIndicator.BusyContentTemplate>
        <DataTemplate>
            <Grid Background="Lime">
                <TextBlock Text="Custom Busy Content" Margin="20" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
            </Grid>
        </DataTemplate>
    </telerik:RadBusyIndicator.BusyContentTemplate>
    <Grid Background="Green">
        <TextBlock Text="Loaded Content" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
    </Grid>
</telerik:RadBusyIndicator>

Best Regards,
Vicky
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answered on 23 Apr 2020, 10:14 AM

Thanks for your reply & suggestions Vicky.

We are using the default theme.

I think i'll try editing the default template as described and reply here if the problem persists.

br. Ville

 

 

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Vicky
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answered on 24 Apr 2020, 11:08 AM

Hi Ville,

Please, take as much time as you need.

I remain at your disposal for any further assistance you may need.

Best Regards,
Vicky
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