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Tim asked on 08 Dec 2011, 02:33 PM
Hi,

I am using special slots in timeline to mark public holidays etc... Thus I need the possibility to add some detail information to the special slot like adding a text "Independance day". I read in another post that tooltips are not possible in special slots. Is that still true?

So, what I tried to achieve is adding a textblock to my special day style "template" property. This works when I have a fixed text in there, but I am having trouble binding the text to the custom special slot class. As I read in the docs the DataContext of a special slot is of type DecorationBlock. Thus, tried with:

<Helper:CustomSpecialSlotStyleSelector.ExceptionDayStyle>
               <Style TargetType="telerik:HighlightItem" BasedOn="{StaticResource HighlightItemStyle}">
                   <Setter Property="Margin" Value="0,0,0,0" />
                   <Setter Property="Template">
                       <Setter.Value>
                           <ControlTemplate>
                               <Border Background="Red" Opacity="0.5" >
                                   <TextBlock Text="{Binding Slot.Reason}" />
                               </Border>
                           </ControlTemplate>
                       </Setter.Value>
                   </Setter>
               </Style>
           </Helper:CustomSpecialSlotStyleSelector.ExceptionDayStyle>


What am I doing wrong? Maybe, there is another way to add some text to a special block?

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Rosi
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answered on 13 Dec 2011, 10:13 AM
Hi Stefan,

I guess you have custom implementation of the Slot class. That is why I suggest you override the Copy and CopyFrom methods as it is shown here.

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Rosi
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