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Controlling Appearance

There are a number of ways you can customize the look & feel of your RadPanelBar control:

Layout

  • Use the Height and Width properties to limit the dimensions of the panel bar. Note that the Height property does not have an effect unless the ExpandMode is "FullExpandedItem".
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For more information about expand modes, see Expanding and Collapsing Items.

  • Use the Expanded property of a RadPanelItem object to specify whether it appears expanded.

  • Use the PreventCollapse property of a RadPanelItem object to specify whether it can be collapsed.

  • Add separators to a the items by creating an item with the IsSeparator property set to True.

  • Use the dir="rtl" attribute to give the panel bar a right-to-left orientation:

Look and Feel

  • To change the overall look and feel of the panel bar, set the Skin property.

  • To change the way the child panel items appear or disappear, use Animations.

  • To change the look of an individual item in the panel bar, including reflecting the item's state, use a CSS class property.

  • Use the item properties to add images to items.

  • Use templates to add controls to panel items.