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Fluid Design

This article explains the fluid design capabilities RadButton offers. The examples below show how you can set its size in percent so it can resize with its parent element.

Generally, responsive design means that the page and its content are able to adapt to different screen resolutions without deteriorating the user experience. This often includes changing the font size and having dimensions set in percent.

Fluid Design with Lightweight Render Mode

The Lightweight Render Mode is available since Q1 2015.

Figure 1: RadButton with Lightweight render mode set to 100% width and height

button-fluid-design-lightweight

Example 1: Shows the markup that provides fluid design of the RadButton in Figure 1.

<style>
    html, body, form {
        height:100%;
    }
</style>

<div style="width:40%; height:30%;">
    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="StandartButton" RenderMode="Lightweight"
        Text="Standart Button" ButtonType="StandardButton" Skin="Silk" Width="100%" Height="25%">
    </telerik:RadButton>

    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="SkinnedRadButton" RenderMode="Lightweight"
        Text="Skinned Button" ButtonType="SkinnedButton" Skin="Silk" Width="100%" Height="25%">
    </telerik:RadButton>

    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="LinkRadButton" RenderMode="Lightweight"
        Text="Link Button" ButtonType="LinkButton" Skin="Silk" Width="100%" Height="25%">
    </telerik:RadButton>

    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="Checkbox" RenderMode="Lightweight"
        Text="Checkbox" ButtonType="ToggleButton" ToggleType="CheckBox" Skin="Silk" Width="100%" Height="25%">
    </telerik:RadButton>

    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="RadioButton" RenderMode="Lightweight"
        Text="Radio Button" ButtonType="ToggleButton" ToggleType="Radio" Skin="Silk" Width="100%" Height="25%">
    </telerik:RadButton>
</div>

Fluid Design with Classic Render Mode

Figure 2: RadButton with Classic render mode set to 100% width

button-fluid-design-classic

RadButton with Classic render mode provides two Button Types that can be used with fluid width (e.g., Width="100%").They are LinkButton and SkinnedButton.In the example below you will find a basic approach that configures the button to inherit the parent's width.

Example 2: Shows the markup that provides fluid design of the RadButton in Figure 2.

<div style="width:40%; height:30%;">
    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="SkinnedRadButton" Text="Skinned Button" 
        ButtonType="SkinnedButton" Skin="Silk" Width="100%">
    </telerik:RadButton>

    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="LinkRadButton" Text="Link Button" 
        ButtonType="LinkButton" Skin="Silk" Width="100%">
    </telerik:RadButton>
</div>

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