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Menu

  • Intuitive Navigation Systems

    The Telerik Menu for Windows Forms enables you to implement attractive navigation systems. Based on the Telerik Presentation Framework, the component gives you full control over item appearance, orientation, and text-wrapping, while allowing you to easily nest check boxes, images, or any other controls in design-time.

    In addition to the common features, supported by all Telerik menus, RadMenu supports Horizontal or Vertical Menu orientation, giving you extra flexibility when creating your application. When Orientation is set, its value determines the flow of the root group as well.

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  • Multiline Text and Image Support

    All Telerik Menus supports multiline text in its items, giving you the ability to display text on several lines, rather than truncating long text.

    Images and text can be displayed on menu items as well, giving you full control over the menu's look and feel. You can customize the image-text relation by setting the TextImageRelation property. Possible values are: Overlay, ImageAboveText, TextAboveImage, TextBeforeImage, and ImageBeforeText.
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  • Item Types

    RadMenu features a variety of items, including separator item, combo box item, button item and others. Additionally, using RadMenuContentItem, you can host any control such as a grid or a tab strip, in a menu item.
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  • Checked/Unchecked/Disabled Menu Items

    Using the powerful API of Windows Forms Menus you can have Checked, Unchecked, Disabled, or regular menu items, covering all common menu scenarios.
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  • Various animation options

    The Menu also features plenty of predefined animation styles to define how the popups should appear– linear, quad, bounce and elastic are just some of the animation offered. Custom animations are also supported.
  • Full Keyboard Support

    The Menu control delivers convenience with full support for Shortcuts, Accelerator Keys and Arrow-key navigation. For example, shortcuts can be assigned through the Shortcuts mechanism integrated in our framework. The component serializes InputBinding objects as a collection. Every InputBinding object binds the keyboard shortcut used for activation, a valid Command instance, and a command context that is the target object of the command's execution.
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  • CAB Integration

    The Menu and ContextMenu in Telerik UI for WinForms provide seamless integration with the Composite UI Application Block (CAB) smart client and its underlying infrastructure. The Composite UI Application Block is designed to help in building complex, enterprise-ready Windows Forms solutions by providing a proven architecture and implementation, based on common patterns found in line-of-business front-end applications. For more information please review Telerik UI for WinForms CAB Support.
  • Right to Left Layout

    The Menu also supports RightToLeft layout of its items and drop downs. See Localization and Right-to-Left Support for the full list of Telerik UI for WinForms controls supporting Localization and RTL languages.
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  • Extensive VS.NET Design-time Support

    The Menus provide rich design-time support functionality making customizations and configurations very easy. Some key capabilities include:

    • Easy inline item creation
    • Editors for managing the menu items at design time
    • Managing shortcuts and images
    • Visual Style Builder, Element Hierarchy Editor and Shape Editor productivity tools for full control over the UI
    • Options to search the forums or open the online documentation in the Smart Tag
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  • Appearance

    The control is shipped with a rich set of themes that allow you to easily build slick interfaces with the look-and-feel of some of the latest Windows and Office versions. The themes can be easily switched using a single property.

    Our framework also features support for custom themes, which can be built from scratch to fit your exact visual demands by using the Visual Style Builder productivity tool.

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