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T.Y. asked on 02 Jun 2009, 10:14 AM
I have two user controls that contain the radwindow

<UserControl xmlns:telerikNavigation="clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation"  x:Class="MyApplication.MyForm" 
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007" 
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" 
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008" 
    xmlns:extp="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Controls.Primitives;assembly=System.Windows.Controls" 
    xmlns:ext="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Controls;assembly=System.Windows.Controls"      
    Width="Auto" Height="Auto">  
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Width="Auto" Height="Auto">  
         <telerikNavigation:RadWindow x:Name="form" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen" IconTemplate="{x:Null}" ResizeMode="CanMaximize">  
        <Grid Height="Auto" Width="Auto" Margin="2,2,2,2">  
                    <Grid.RowDefinitions> 
                        <RowDefinition Height="0.918*"/>  
                        <RowDefinition Height="0.082*"/>  
                    </Grid.RowDefinitions> 
                    <Button x:Name="cancelButton1" HorizontalAlignment="Right"   Grid.Row="1"  Height="25" Width="70"  /> 
                    <Button x:Name="okButton" Width="70"   Grid.Row="1" Height="25"\> 
                    <Grid x:Name="content" Margin="0,0,0,0">    
                    </Grid> 
    </Grid> 
  </telerikNavigation:RadWindow> 
 </Grid> 
 
 
<UserControl xmlns:telerikNavigation="clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation"  x:Class="MyApplication.MyDialog" 
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007" 
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" 
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008" 
    xmlns:extp="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Controls.Primitives;assembly=System.Windows.Controls" 
    xmlns:ext="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Controls;assembly=System.Windows.Controls"      
    Width="Auto" Height="Auto">  
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Width="Auto" Height="Auto">  
         <telerikNavigation:RadWindow x:Name="dialog" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen" IconTemplate="{x:Null}" ResizeMode="CanMaximize">  
        <Grid Height="Auto" Width="Auto" Margin="2,2,2,2">  
                    <Grid.RowDefinitions> 
                        <RowDefinition Height="0.918*"/>  
                        <RowDefinition Height="0.082*"/>  
                    </Grid.RowDefinitions> 
                    <Button x:Name="cancelButton1" HorizontalAlignment="Right"   Grid.Row="1"  Height="25" Width="70"  /> 
                    <Button x:Name="okButton" Width="70"   Grid.Row="1" Height="25"\> 
                    <TextBlock x:Name="message" Margin="0,0,0,0">    
                    </TextBlock> 
    </Grid> 
  </telerikNavigation:RadWindow> 
 </Grid> 
                                           

when the two windows need to be displayed, I get the exception: "Value does not fall within the expected range".
 I got the expected  because they contain elements with the same name.
when only one RadWindow is displayed, I do not receive an exception.
why is it impossible to define 2 diferrent classes (user control) that contains a RadWindow control with same name?

Thanks
Toiby

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Miroslav Nedyalkov
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answered on 02 Jun 2009, 02:21 PM
Hello T.Y.,

You receive the error, because the RadWindow control is shown in a Popup control. When you call Show or ShowDialog, it is moved out of the UserControl you put it in and it is placed in a Popup control. All the popups share the same name scope, so you cannot put elements with the same names in popups.

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answered on 23 Mar 2010, 07:59 AM
I have the same problem and I found a workaround. A name of control inside a RadWindow is needed to get access to this control in code-behind. So we have to emulate this somehow. My solution consists of several parts:
1. Custom attached property to specify control "name" in XAML.
<TextBox Utils:NameUtils.CustomName="textBox1" /> 

2. A field for this control in codebehind. We must mark it somehow as such field - I use a custom attribute for this. A name of the field must be the same as the "name" in XAML.
[CustomName] 
public TextBox textBox1; 

3. A place to bound the named control to field. I call an extension method in user control's constructor to do it. This method finds all attribute-marked fields in our user control with reflection and for each field it finds a control in user control's visual tree that has the same "name". Then it assigns founded control to field.
public SilverlightControl2() 
    InitializeComponent(); 
    this.InitializeCustomName(); 


4. Now we can use our initialized field in codebehind.
textBox1.Text = "zzzz1"

I have attached a sample project that implements this solution to this support ticket: http://www.telerik.com/account/support-tickets/view-ticket.aspx?threadid=292995. Hope this helps somebody. :)



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Miroslav Nedyalkov
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answered on 23 Mar 2010, 01:01 PM
Hello Alex,

 Thank you for your suggestion! It looks good, but I would suggest you to something different - you don't need to create user control and to add RadWindow in it - you could either create a UserControl and every time you need to show it as window to create a new window and set it as a content or to create a user control and to change to root tag to RadWindow instead of UserControl. 

The attached files contains your example code (if someone prefers to use the work-around you shared with us) and the source code that demonstrates both approaches I suggested.

All the best,
Miroslav Nedyalkov
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