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Sadjad
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Sadjad asked on 13 Jun 2012, 05:36 AM
In my project some properties of my item could not be set in usual way. these are complicated types which have to set in a customized popup window. this behavior simply could be done by UI Type Editors in .net but it seems the radpropertygrid does not support the EditorAttribute's Component Model. This is exactly what I'm looking for but I couldn't find any similar approach for wpf and rad controls after hours of searching. I appreciate it if someone give me a hint.

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Maya
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answered on 13 Jun 2012, 08:24 AM
Hello Sadjad,

Actually, RadPropertyGrid does not support Editor Attribute for the time being. However, it is a good idea and we will definitely consider its implementation. I have logged it in our system as a feature request.   
As for providing a solution for the current state of RadPropertyGrid, I would need a bit more details about your exact scenario. Would it appropriate for you to define PropertyDefinition-s and set the required editor inside ? 

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answered on 13 Jun 2012, 09:57 AM
As it described in the link I put in my post before I want to have my own window and access it through the specific property in propertygrid let's say like a small button with text attribute of (...) and after pressing the button the window pops up so I can set my values. these values are gonna set in my item using UITypeEditor. The EditorAttribute takes care the connecting the whole complex like this:
class MyItem
{
...
[EditorAttribute(typeof(myUITypeEditorclass), typeof(System.Drawing.Design.UITypeEditor))]
publuc Mytype ThisProperty { set;get;}
}

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answered on 15 Jun 2012, 02:27 PM
Hello Sadjad,

My recommendatation would be to create the editor you require and set it as Editor for the property you want. Another possible approach would be to work with data template selectors as illustrated in this demo.  

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answered on 26 Jun 2012, 11:14 AM
Hi again

I want to suggest another feature which I understand radpropertygrid does not support yet. The Question here shows how we can display just the properties required and prevent not wanted ones be used by propetygrid. But actually it didn't worked on my wpf project and after debugging I understood the TypeConverter didn't consider by propertygrid. It'll be quite useful if it support such capability.

Thanks for your attention
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Maya
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answered on 29 Jun 2012, 11:11 AM
Hello Sadjad,

I might be missing something here, but why not working with Browsable attribute instaead ? Please take a look at our demos for a reference.

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answered on 30 Jun 2012, 04:20 AM
hey

The problem with browsable is it needs a constant parameter to show or show not an attribute. But in that case I did not know which attributes needs to be displayed till run-time. It's kind of a user's choice dependent situation. when creating an instance of the object it clarifies which one has to be shown.
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answered on 25 Sep 2012, 04:31 PM
I too needed an approach that required "runtime" knowledge to know if a property needed an attribute (or even a property for that matter).

I implemented CustomTypeDescriptor and CustomPropertyDescriptor (for the RadPropertyGrid). This gave me the support to define attributes/properties/events at runtime.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163816.aspx (an older article, but works :) )

Perhaps you could find a similar solution using this approach.

Thanks!
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answered on 10 Jun 2014, 02:29 PM
This is almost a two years old post, and looks like this is still not supported. Please confirm?
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Maya
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answered on 10 Jun 2014, 03:02 PM
Hi Yasir,

I am actually developing the feature at the moment. I will expose a new attribute that will have editor control, target property and style (dropDown, Modal, None) as properties and will enable the user to define an editor quite more easily than the WinForms approach with inheriting from UITypeEditor. Thus you will be able to add directly just a RadNumericUpDown for a particular numeric property. 
Will that fit into your scenario ? If appropriate for you, could you share more information about your exact settings so that we can test it during the QA process ?
Thank you in advance for the cooperation or any feedback that you have. 


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answered on 10 Jun 2014, 03:36 PM
The property takes comma separated values and I need to pop a dialog where user can add, delete and edit values and need to validate the list. When can I expect this to be in a build?
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answered on 11 Jun 2014, 10:44 AM
Hi Yasir,

Thank you for the feedback. The feature will be included in one of our next internal builds right after our testing procedures are passed.

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answered on 23 May 2016, 12:23 PM

Hello ,

This is almost a four years old post, and looks like this is still not supported. Please confirm?

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Stefan
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answered on 26 May 2016, 07:41 AM
Hello Moti,

This feature is actually introduced as of Q2 2014 SP1. You can check out the Release History for this version. I suggest you also taking a look at the Editor Attribute topic for more information on this matter.

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answered on 20 Sep 2016, 09:18 AM

Hi Stefan,

       Is there any option to complete invoke our own dialog instead of invoking usercontrol with editor style as Modal.I required it because I don't want to have minimize and maximize buttons for my window,I want to give my own title and image  to the window. I feel UITypeEditor in Winfroms is flexible to use than this Editor attribute in Telerik.

I have another requirement of opening OpenFileDialog when user clicks edit button. How to achieve this?? 

Regards,

Nagasree.

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Dilyan Traykov
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answered on 20 Sep 2016, 12:00 PM
Hello Dharmavaram,

I've attached a sample project where I'm handling RadPropertyGrid's BeginningEdit event and initializing a new RadWindow there in order to achieve the desired behavior. You can use it as a guide and implement your own custom logic. Bear in mind that for this to work,EditMode should be set to Single.

Regarding your second requirement, you can have a look at the AutoBindBehavior with EditorTemplateSelector demo from the SDK Samples Browser which demonstrates a similar behavior.

I hope you find this helpful. Do let me know if you need any further assistance on the matter.

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