The items of RadPanelBar have a few important properties, which are listed below:
Text is the text of the item as it appears in the panel bar.
ToolTip is the text of a tooltip that appears when the user hovers the mouse over the item.
Setting the tooltip can enable an accessibility feature: Special accessibility readers like JAWS can pronounce the tooltip of the highlighted item.
Enabled controls whether the item is enabled or disabled.
IsSeparator specifies whether the panel item acts as a separator.
Expanded specifies whether the item is expanded.
PreventCollapse specifies whether the user can collapse the item once it is expanded.
Selected specifies whether the item is selected.
Value lets you associate a text value with the panel item that you can use when programming the panel bar behavior.
NavigateUrl and Target cause the panel item to automatically launch another Web page (specified by NavigateUrl) in the window specified by Target. If the Target property is not set, the new Web page uses the current browser window.
PostBack specifies whether the item causes a postback.
CssClass, ClickedCssClass, DisabledCssClass, ExpandedCssClas, and FocusedCssClass control the appearance of the panel item when it is in its normal state, clicked, disabled, expanded, and holds input focus, respectively.
ImageUrl, SelectedImageUrl, DisabledImageUrl, ExpandedImageUrl, and HoveredImageUrl let you specify an image that appears on the left of the panel item when it is in its normal state, clicked, disabled, expanded, and when the mouse hovers over it, respectively.
ImagePosition specifies the position of the image in the panel item.
In addition to the built-in properties, you can add your own custom attributes to panel items to expand their functionality.
There are numerous ways to populate a panel bar with items. These include