Does telerik have any layout helpers?

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  1. Xorcist
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    Posted 31 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    I like the way the RadWindow operates in maximized mode, how it can have a header and a status bar, and latches onto the browser, so when the browser resizes so does the window (how  it get's it's own scrollbars etc...). However I haven't been having much luck using that as a basis to house other pages that might have other RadWindows in them. Is there an easy alternative to create a basic header/footer frame for my site that looks and operates similar to the RadWindow in maximized mode?

    It would be great if Telerik had some sort of layout assistance control to anchor items to top/bottom left/right etc. If one exists I'm unaware of it. I know there is a dock, but from the examples it doesn't seem to be what I need...

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Xorcist
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    Posted 04 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Well at this point I'm going to assume the answer is... no, there are no layout helpers. What are the chances of such a control in the future? To simply define areas and anchor them to the top, left, right, bottom, etc? So controls can be added to them.

    I've seen a similar concept used in Sencha's EXTjs library and it seems to work very well. Handling layout and addressing issues like stretching and re-sizing as the browser window is adjusted.
  3. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 05 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    The RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX suite is focused on controls that provide given functionality and are easy to integrate in the layout the site already has. We do not have such ready layout templates or helpers.

    What I can suggest you take a look at is
     - the RadSplitter control that can help in the layout managerment of the page:
    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/splitter/examples/resizewithwindow/defaultcs.aspx
    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/splitter/examples/nestedsplitters/defaultcs.aspx
    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/splitter/examples/sp_firstlook/defaultcs.aspx
    - the RadNotification contol that stays fixed on the screen and supports size in dimensions:
    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/notification/examples/sizeinpercent/defaultcs.aspx

    Generally, CMS systems like Sitefinity offer predefined layouts, for example:
    http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation/documentationarticles/user-guide/page-layout

    Regards,
    Marin Bratanov
    the Telerik team
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