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Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelBar

Remarks

The RadPanelBarcontrol is used to display a list of items in a Web Forms
page and is often used control for building collapsible side-menu
interfaces. The RadPanelBarcontrol supports the following features:
bullet Databinding that allows the control to be populated from various
datasourcesProgrammatic access to the RadPanelBarobject model
which allows to dynamic creation of panelbars, populate items, set
properties.Customizable appearance through built-in or user-defined skins.ItemsThe RadPanelBarcontrol is made up of tree of items represented
by Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem RadPanelItemobjects. Items at the first level (level 0) are
called root items. A items that has a parent item is called a child item. All root
items are stored in the P:Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelBar.Items Itemscollection. Child items are
stored in a parent item's P:Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem.Items Itemscollection.
Each item has a P:Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem.Text Textand a P:Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem.Value Valueproperty.
The value of the P:Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem.Text Textproperty is displayed in the RadPanelBarcontrol,
while the P:Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem.Value Valueproperty is used to store any additional data about the item,
such as data passed to the postback event associated with the item. When clicked, a item can
navigate to another Web page indicated by the P:Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem.NavigateUrl NavigateUrlproperty.

Inheritance Hierarchy

  • System.Object
  • System.Web.UI.Control
  • System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl
  • System.Web.UI.WebControls.BaseDataBoundControl
  • System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataBoundControl
  • Telerik.Web.UI.RadDataBoundControl : IControl, IControlResolver, IFeatureGroup, IPostBackDataHandler, IScriptControl, ISkinnableControl
  • Telerik.Web.UI.ControlItemContainer : IControlItemContainer, INamingContainer, IXmlSerializable
  • Telerik.Web.UI.HierarchicalControlItemContainer
  • Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelBar : IPostBackEventHandler, IRadPanelItemContainer

Properties

AllowCollapseAllItems RadPanelItemCollection

Gets or sets a value indicating whether all items can be collapsed.
This allows all the items to be collapsed even if the panelbar's ExpandMode is set to SingleExpandedItem or FullExpandedItem mode.

AriaSettings WaiAriaSettings

Gets the object that controls the Wai-Aria settings applied on the control's input element.

CausesValidation Boolean

Gets or sets a value indicating whether validation is performed when an item within
the control is selected.

Remarks

By default, page validation is performed when an item is selected. Page
validation determines whether the input controls associated with a validation
control on the page all pass the validation rules specified by the validation
control. You can specify or determine whether validation is performed on both the
client and the server when an item is clicked by using the CausesValidation
property. To prevent validation from being performed, set the
CausesValidation property to false.

ClientChanges IList1`

Gets a list of all client-side changes (adding an item, removing an item, changing an item's property) which have occurred.

Remarks

You can use the ClientChanges property to respond to client-side modifications such as
adding a new itemremoving existing itemclearing the children of an item or the control itselfchanging a property of the item
The ClientChanges property is available in the first postback (ajax) request after the client-side modifications
have taken place. After this moment the property will return empty list.

ClientDataSourceID String

Gets or sets ID of ClientDataSource control that is used for client side binding

ClientIDMode ClientIDMode

This property is overridden in order to support controls which implement INamingContainer.
The default value is changed to "AutoID".

CollapseAnimation AnimationSettings

Gets the settings for the animation played when an item closes.

Remarks

Use the CollapseAnimation property to customize the expand
animation of RadPanelBar. You can specify the
Type,
Duration and the
items are collapsed.
To disable expand animation effects you should set the
Type to
AnimationType.None. To customize the expand animation you can
use the ExpandAnimation property.

CollapseDelay Int32

Gets or sets a value indicating the timeout after which a panel item starts to
close.

Remarks

To customize the timeout prior to item closing use the
ExpandDelay property.

CookieName String

Specifies the name of the cookie which should be used when PersistStateInCookie is set to true.

Remarks

If this property is not set the ClientID property will be used as the name of the cookie.

CssClassFormatString String

The CssClass property will now be used instead of the former Skin
and will be modified in AddAttributesToRender()

DataBindings RadPanelItemBindingCollection

Gets the data bindings for panel items in the panelbar.

EnableAjaxSkinRendering String

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render the skin CSS files during Ajax requests

Remarks

If EnableAjaxSkinRendering is set to false you will have to register the needed control base CSS file by hand when adding/showing the control with Ajax.

EnableAriaSupport Boolean

When set to true enables support for WAI-ARIA.

EnableEmbeddedBaseStylesheet Boolean

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render the link to the embedded base stylesheet of the control or not.

Remarks

If EnableEmbeddedBaseStylesheet is set to false you will have to register the needed control base CSS file by hand.

EnableEmbeddedScripts Boolean

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render script references to the embedded scripts or not.

Remarks

If EnableEmbeddedScripts is set to false you will have to register the needed Scripts files by hand.

EnableEmbeddedSkins String

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render links to the embedded skins or not.

Remarks

If EnableEmbeddedSkins is set to false you will have to register the needed CSS files by hand.

EnableItemTextHtmlEncoding Boolean

Gets or sets a value indicating whether RadPanelBar should HTML encode the text of its items.

EnableRippleEffect Boolean

Returns true if ripple effect should be added

ExpandAnimation AnimationSettings

Gets the settings for the animation played when an item opens.

Remarks

Use the ExpandAnimation property to customize the expand
animation of RadPanelBar. You can specify the
Type,
Duration and the
To disable expand animation effects you should set the
Type to
AnimationType.None.
To customize the collapse animation you can use the
CollapseAnimation property.

ExpandDelay Int32

Gets or sets a value indicating the timeout after which a panel item starts to
open.

Remarks

Use the ExpandDelay property to delay item opening.
To customize the timeout prior to item closing use the
CollapseDelay property.

ExpandMode PanelBarExpandMode

Gets of sets a value indicating the behavior of RadPanelbar when an item is
expanded.

Remarks

Use the ExpandMode property to specify the way RadPanelbar
should behave after an item is expanded. The available options are:MultipleExpandedItems (default) - More than one item can
be expanded at a time.SingleExpandedItem - Only one item can be expanded at a
time. Expanding another item collapses the previously expanded one.FullExpandedItem - Only one item can be expanded at a
time. The expanded area occupies the entire height of the RadPanelbar. The
Height property should be set in order
RadPanelbar to operate correctly in this mode.

IsSkinSet String

For internal use.

Items RadPanelItemCollection

Gets a RadPanelItemCollection object that contains the root items of the current RadPanelBar control.

Remarks

Use the Items property to access the child items of RadPanelBar. You can also use the Items property to
manage the root items. You can add, remove or modify items from the Items collection.

ItemTemplate ITemplate

Gets or sets the template for displaying the items in
RadPanelBar.

KeyboardNavigationSettings KeyboardNavigationSettings

Used to customize the keyboard navigation functionality.

MaxDataBindDepth Int32

Gets or sets the maximum number of levels to bind to the RadPanelBar control.

Remarks

When binding the RadPanelBar control to a data source, use the MaxDataBindDepth
property to limit the number of levels to bind to the control. For example, setting this property to 2 binds only
the root panel items and their immediate children. All remaining records in the data source are ignored.

ODataDataSourceID String

Gets or sets the ODataDataSource used for data binding.

OnClientContextMenu String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called
before the browser context panel shows (after right-clicking an item).

Remarks

Use the OnClientContextMenu property to specify a JavaScript
function that will be executed before the context menu shows after right clicking an
item.Two parameters are passed to the handlersender (the client-side RadPanelbar object)
eventArgs with two properties
Item - the instance of the selected itemEventObject - the browser DOM event

OnClientItemAnimationEnd String

Gets or sets the name of the JavaScript function called when an item's expand/collapse animation finishes

OnClientItemBlur String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called
after an item loses focus.

Remarks

If specified, the OnClientItemBlur client-side event handler
is called when a panel item loses focus as a result of the user pressing a key or
clicking elsewhere on the page. Two parameters are passed to the handler:sender, the panelbar client object;eventArgs with one property, Item (the
instance of the panel item).This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientItemClicked String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called
after a panel item is clicked.

Remarks

This event is similar to OnClientItemFocus but fires only on
mouse click.If specified, the OnClientItemClicked client-side event
handler is called after a panel item is clicked upon. Two parameters are passed to
the handler:sender, the panelbar client object;eventArgs with one property, Item (the
instance of the panel item).This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientItemClicking String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
a panel item is clicked.

Remarks

This event is similar to OnClientItemFocus but fires only on
mouse click.If specified, the OnClientItemClicking client-side event
handler is called before a panel item is clicked upon. Two parameters are passed to
the handler:sender, the panelbar client object;eventArgs with one property, Item (the
instance of the panel item).The OnClientItemClicking event can be cancelled. To do so,
return False from the event handler.

OnClientItemCollapse String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
a group of child items collapses.

Remarks

If specified, the OnClientItemClose client-side event
handler is called when a group of child items closes. Two parameters are passed to
the handler:sender, the panelbar client object;eventArgs with one property, Item (the
instance of the panel item).This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientItemExpand String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
a group of child items expands.

OnClientItemFocus String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
a panel item gets focus.

Remarks

If specified, the OnClientItemFocus client-side event
handler is called when a panel item is selected using either the keyboard (the
[TAB] or arrow keys) or by clicking it. Two parameters are passed to the
handler:sender, the panelbar client object;eventArgs with one property, Item (the
instance of the panel item).This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientLoad String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called
after the RadPanelbar client-side object is initialized.

Remarks

If specified, the OnClienLoad client-side event handler is
called after the panelbar is fully initialized on the client.A single parameter - the panelbar client object - is passed to the
handler.This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientMouseOut String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
the mouse moves out of a panel item in the RadPanelbar control.

Remarks

If specified, the OnClientMouseOut client-side event handler
is called when the mouse moves out of a panel item. Two parameters are passed to
the handler:sender, the panelbar client object;eventArgs with one property, Item (the
instance of the panel item).This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientMouseOver String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
the mouse moves over a panel item in the RadPanelbar control.

Remarks

If specified, the
OnClientMouseOverclient-side event handler is
called when the mouse moves over a panel item. Two parameters are passed to
the handler:sender, the panelbar client object;eventArgs with one property, Item (the
instance of the panel item).This event cannot be cancelled.

PersistStateInCookie Boolean

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control would persists its state
between pages (expanded and selected items).

Remarks

Use the PersistStateInCookie property to make
RadPanelbar persist its state between pages. This feature requires
browser cookies to be enabled. Also the ClientID and
ID properties of the RadPanelbar control must be
the same in all pages accessible via the control (and containing it).Page1.aspx: ...
/radP:RadPanelbarPage2.aspx ...
/radP:RadPanelbar

PostBackUrl String

Gets or sets the URL of the page to post to from the current page when an item
from the panel is clicked.

PostBackUrl String

Gets or sets the URL of the page to post to from the current page when a tab
from the tabstrip is clicked.

RegisterWithScriptManager Boolean

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to register with the ScriptManager control on the page.

Remarks

If RegisterWithScriptManager is set to false the control can be rendered on the page using Web Services or normal callback requests/page methods.

RenderMode RenderMode

Specifies the rendering mode of the control. Setting the mode to Lightweight will yield
HTML 5/CSS 3 html and css. If the set value is Auto use ResolvedRenderMode to receive the actual RenderMode
with respect to the user angent of the current request.

Remarks

Lightweight rendering mode might change the outlook of the component in some older browsers
that don't support CSS3/HTML5.

ResolvedRenderMode RenderMode

Returns resolved RenderMode should the original value was Auto

RuntimeSkin String

Gets the real skin name for the control user interface. If Skin is not set, returns
"Default", otherwise returns Skin.

SelectedItem RadPanelItem

Gets the selected panel item.

Skin String

Gets or sets the skin name for the control user interface.

Remarks

If this property is not set, the control will render using the skin named "Default".
If EnableEmbeddedSkins is set to false, the control will not render skin.

ValidationGroup String

Gets or sets the name of the validation group to which this validation
control belongs.

Remarks

This property works only when CausesValidation
is set to true.

Methods

AddProperty

Adds the property to the IScriptDescriptor, if it's value is different from the given default.

Parameters

descriptor Telerik.Web.UI.IScriptDescriptor

The descriptor to add the property to.

name System.String

The property name.

value System.Object

The current value of the property.

defaultValue System.Object

The default value.

Returns

System.Void

ApplyConditionalRendering

Use this from RenderContents of the inheritor

Returns

System.Void

ClearSelectedItems

This methods clears the selected items of the current RadPanelBar instance. Useful when you need to clear item selection after postback.

Returns

System.Void

CollapseAllItems

This methods collapses all expanded panel items

Returns

System.Void

ControlPreRender

Code moved into this method from OnPreRender to make sure it executed when the framework skips OnPreRender() for some reason

Returns

System.Void

DescribeRenderingMode

Should be used by inheritors

Returns

System.Void

FindItem

Returns the first RadPanelItem
that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate.
The predicate should returns a boolean value.

Parameters

match System.Predicate{Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem}

The Predicate <> that defines the conditions of the element to search for.

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem

FindItemByText

Searches the RadPanelbar control for the first
RadPanelItem with a Text property equal to
the specified value.

Remarks

The method returns the first item matching the search criteria. If no item is
matching then null (Nothing in VB.NET) is
returned.

Parameters

text System.String

The value to search for.

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem A RadPanelItem whose Text property is equal
to the specified value.

FindItemByText

Searches the RadPanelbar control for the first
RadPanelItem with a Text property equal to
the specified value.

Remarks

The method returns the first item matching the search criteria. If no item is
matching then null (Nothing in VB.NET) is
returned.

Parameters

text System.String

The value to search for.

ignoreCase System.Boolean

A Boolean indicating a case-sensitive or insensitive comparison (true indicates a case-insensitive comparison).

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem A RadPanelItem whose Text property is equal
to the specified value.

FindItemByUrl

Searches the RadPanelbar control for the first
Item with a NavigateUrl
property equal to the specified value.

Remarks

The method returns the first Item matching the search criteria. If no Item is
matching then null (Nothing in VB.NET) is
returned.

Parameters

url System.String

The value to search for.

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem A RadPanelItem whose NavigateUrl
property is equal to the specified value.

FindItemByValue

Searches the RadPanelbar control for the first
RadPanelItem with a Value property equal
to the specified value.

Remarks

The method returns the first item matching the search criteria. If no item is
matching then null (Nothing in VB.NET) is
returned.

Parameters

value System.String

The value to search for.

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem A RadPanelItem whose Value property is
equal to the specified value.

FindItemByValue

Searches the RadPanelbar control for the first
RadPanelItem with a Value property equal
to the specified value.

Remarks

The method returns the first item matching the search criteria. If no item is
matching then null (Nothing in VB.NET) is
returned.

Parameters

value System.String

The value to search for.

ignoreCase System.Boolean

A Boolean indicating a case-sensitive or insensitive comparison (true indicates a case-insensitive comparison).

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelItem A RadPanelItem whose Value property is
equal to the specified value.

GetAllItems

Gets a linear list of all items in the RadPanelBar
control.

Remarks

Use the GetAllItems method to obtain a linear collection of all
items regardless their place in the hierarchy.

Returns

System.Collections.Generic.IList1` An IList containing all items (from all hierarchy
levels).

GetEmbeddedSkinNames

Returns the names of all embedded skins. Used by Telerik.Web.Examples.

Returns

System.Collections.Generic.List1`

GetXml

Gets an XML string representing the state of the control. All child items and their properties are serialized in this
string.

Remarks

Use the GetXml method to get the XML state of the control. You can cache it and then restore it using
the LoadXml method.

Returns

System.String A String representing the state of the control - child items, properties etc.

LoadClientState

Loads the client state data

Parameters

clientState System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary{System.String,System.Object}

Returns

System.Void

LoadContentFile

Populates the RadPanelBar control from external XML file.

Remarks

The newly added items will be appended after any existing ones.

Parameters

xmlFileName System.String

The name of the XML file.

Returns

System.Void

LoadPostData

Executed when post data is loaded from the request

Parameters

postDataKey System.String

postCollection System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection

Returns

System.Boolean

LoadXml

Loads the control from an XML string.

Remarks

Use the LoadXml method to populate the control from an XML string. You can use it along the GetXml
method to implement caching.

Parameters

xml System.String

The string representing the XML from which the control will be populated.

Returns

System.Void

OnItemClick

Raises the ItemClick event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelBarEventArgs

Returns

System.Void

OnItemCreated

Raises the ItematCreated event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelBarEventArgs

Returns

System.Void

OnItemDataBound

Raises the ItemDataBound event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.RadPanelBarEventArgs

Returns

System.Void

RaisePostDataChangedEvent

Executed when post data changes should invoke a changed event

Returns

System.Void

RegisterCssReferences

Registers the CSS references

Returns

System.Void

RegisterScriptControl

Registers the control with the ScriptManager

Returns

System.Void

SaveClientState

Saves the client state data

Returns

System.String