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Lindsay Miles asked on 20 May 2010, 09:31 PM
Hello,

if we can position controls (buttons in this case) on a canvas using the canvas.top and canvas.left in the xaml for the given button, how can be position buttons dynamically added to a canvas at run-time? 

Something like:

Canvas cvs = new Canvas;
RadButton btn = new RadButton
{
Tag = "btnONE", Width = 32, Height = 32, Content = "ONE"
}
cvs.Children.Add(btn);

Lets say I have 10 of these (obviously named/tagged differently) in a loop...the buttons should be 5 rows of 2 in the order they were added - ie: left, right, left, right for 5 rows...

How can I position each button? What I'm getting in my code is 10 btns on top of each other.

In xaml I have canvas.top="0" canvas.left="0"
then in next btn canvas.top="0" canvas.left="32"
then in next btn canvas.top="32" canvas.left="0"
then in next btn canvas.top="32" canvas.left="32"

etc etc etc.

Make sense?

Thanks

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answered on 21 May 2010, 02:46 PM
Issue Solved.

Added a StackPanel to RadPane then various Grids and Canvases in the xaml.
In my C# code, added required rows and set col width and row height etc etc.
Built the buttons as before and added to relevant Grid or Canvas.

All works and looks good.

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