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Matthew
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Matthew asked on 02 Feb 2009, 03:29 PM
I have a page that contains a RadTabControl much like this:

<tn:RadTabControl Background="White"
                               fxui:ContentLayout.ContentName="body"
                               ItemsSource="{Binding Views, Converter={StaticResource pageListTabConverter}}"
                               SelectedItem="{Binding SelectedView, Mode=TwoWay, Converter={StaticResource pageTabConverter}}" />

In my converters I am handling multiple types of views to be displayed to the user.  In these converters I set the tab HeaderText as such:

tab = new RadTabItem {Content = view, DataContext = view.Model};
var headerBinding = new Binding("HeaderText") {Source = view.Model};
tab.SetBinding(HeaderedContentControl.HeaderProperty, headerBinding);

What I'm interested in doing is being able to set the HeaderTemplate style to contain a button so I can let the user click this button to close the object.  In your examples however this is all setup through the xaml.  Is there a way to do this programmatically?

<Setter Property="HeaderTemplate">
                        <Setter.Value>
                            <DataTemplate>
                                <Grid Margin="3">
                                    <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                                        <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
                                        <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                                        <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
                                    </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" Grid.Column="1" FontSize="11"
                                        Margin="5 0 5 0" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
                                    <Button Content="x" FontSize="11" VerticalAlignment="Center"
                                        Grid.Column="2" />
                                </Grid>
                            </DataTemplate>
                        </Setter.Value>
                    </Setter>

Thanks in advanced.



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Hristo
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answered on 05 Feb 2009, 05:03 PM
Hello Matthew,

In Silverlight 2 you cannot create DataTemplate in code. The only way is to define it in XAML as a resource. Then you can get a reference in code and set it to the HeaderTemplate property.

Let me know if you need more help.

Sincerely yours,
Hristo
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