How to display blocks of text within a list?

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Clint asked on 08 Sep 2021, 05:45 PM

I am required to call an API endpoint, which is return a list of strings. This I have working.

Each item within that list is a daily announcement which is a block of text, that needs to be displaying within a scrolling parent frame. Please refer to the attached .PNG file with a screenshot of the mockup I got from our project managers.

I am not sure which is the best way to do this, as I'm relatively new to Telerik Winform UI. I am looking at either a:

DataGridView
ListControl
List of labels within a panel.

Just trying to find the most effective and simple way to do this. Any suggestions?

 

 

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Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Principal
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answered on 09 Sep 2021, 12:50 PM

Hello, Clint,

RadListView is a suitable control for displaying the list of strings in the illustrated way. I have prepared a sample code snippet for your reference: 

        public RadForm1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            this.radListView1.AllowArbitraryItemHeight = true; 
            this.radListView1.VisualItemFormatting += radListView1_VisualItemFormatting;
            List<string> news = new List<string>();
            for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
            {
                news.Add("Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam tincidunt aliquam eleifend. ");

                news.Add("Donec bibendum sed nibh ac laoreet. Suspendisse vehicula at elit id blandit. Cras eu facilisis metus, a malesuada ex. Nam a sem id tellus vulputate interdum.");
            }

            this.radListView1.DataSource = news;
        }

        private void radListView1_VisualItemFormatting(object sender, ListViewVisualItemEventArgs e)
        {
            e.VisualItem.TextWrap = true;
            e.VisualItem.DisableHTMLRendering = false;
            e.VisualItem.Text = "<html><b>" + DateTime.Now + "</b>" + Environment.NewLine + e.VisualItem.Data.Text;

            e.VisualItem.DrawBorder = true;
             
            e.VisualItem.BorderBoxStyle = BorderBoxStyle.FourBorders;
            e.VisualItem.BorderLeftWidth = 0;
            e.VisualItem.BorderTopWidth = 0;
            e.VisualItem.BorderRightWidth = 0;
            e.VisualItem.BorderBottomWidth = 2;
            e.VisualItem.BorderBottomColor = Color.Black;
        }

I hope this information helps. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Regards,
Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Principal
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commented on 09 Sep 2021, 01:12 PM

Wow, thanks! You make it look all too easy.

This is exactly what I was trying to achieve. After a day of trying I was able to use the RadListView to get it mostly looking like that, but that visual item formatting trick really made that dynamic list possible.
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