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mike okon
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mike okon asked on 01 May 2013, 10:39 AM
Hi, Can you please show how to use tiles for navigation to other Silverlight pages? I want to make it such that if a user clicks on the tile it sends them to another page. Is this not the intended function of the control?

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Rossen Hristov
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answered on 01 May 2013, 10:48 AM
Hi,

The tiles have no intended function since it is you, the developer, that define what is inside them. We don't know what you will put inside them. It can be absolutely anything and only you know what it will be. You can place anything in the tiles. So if you place a button or a hyperlink you can do anything when the user clicks them -- for example navigate to somewhere else. You are free to place any controls and wire any custom logic behind them. 

The tile list simply manages the positioning and ordering of tiles on the screen -- it does not care what is inside those tiles because only you know what is inside them -- we don't know.

For more information on how to define the template of the tiles please check the online documentation.

I hope this makes sense.

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mike okon
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answered on 01 May 2013, 05:18 PM
Hi

Thanks for the heads Up

I have since put a hyperlink on the tile and all works well. That is until I attempt to use the touchscreen. The hyperlink is not recognised using touch. What needs to be changed on order to activate a hyperlink in a tile. Buttoms seem to work ok but I am using frame navigation and am unable to link the button to the frame uri mapper

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mike okon
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answered on 01 May 2013, 06:20 PM
Hi

I have managed to get the button working. However can you confirm that hyperlinks will not work inside tiles, Or is there a workaround?

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Rossen Hristov
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answered on 02 May 2013, 08:08 AM
Hello,

We are not aware of any problems with hyper-links inside the tiles. Can you please open a new support ticket and attach a sample project that we can debug to see what exactly is going on.

Thanks in advance.

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mike okon
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answered on 02 May 2013, 09:33 AM
I am not sure this will help as you do not have my Make of screen ( Acer T232HL ) It is the latest in Acers line and if fully 10 point touch enabled . But who knows if this is the feature needed. It could be that the screen is not up to the task. If you are using a different make and do not experience this effect then I can only find my screen at fault

The problem is simple. Place a hyperlink in a RadTile , It works when using the mouse . it doesn't work when using a touchscreen. The hyperlink needs a mouse over state before the click event. Using the touch screen there is no mouse over state. The first initial touch of the tile activates the tile and has no effect on the hyperlink

I am since using a button. The effect is not evident then.

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John
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answered on 16 Dec 2013, 06:21 PM
>>>The tile list simply manages the positioning and ordering of tiles on the screen<<<

Does this mean if the end user rearranges the tiles to suit their specific needs, the TileList will save this new positioning? or is it the developer rearranges the tiles and that's that?  

If the the end user can indeed rearrange the tiles and save it as so, can they also change the tile size to suit their needs?


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Maya
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answered on 18 Dec 2013, 11:42 AM
Hello John,

Each Tile has DisplayIndex and their arrangement depends on that. So, you can save those values and restore them afterwards.
As for their size, you can control it by TilePlaceholderSide property.



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