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Smart Tag

The RadTabStrip and RadMultiPage Smart Tags allow easy access to frequently needed tasks. You can display the Smart Tag by right clicking on a RadTabStrip or RadMultiPage control in the design window, and choosing Show Smart Tag.

Unbound RadTabStrip Smart Tag

When RadTabStrip is unbound, the Smart Tag looks like the following:

Using the unbound RadTabStrip Smart Tag you can perform the following:

RadTabStrip Tasks

  • Choose Data Source lets you bind the tab strip declaratively by selecting a data source from a drop-down list of all available data source components. If you select <New Data Source...> the standard Windows Data Source Configuration Wizard appears, where you can create and configure a data source component.

  • Build RadTabStrip... opens the RadTabStrip Item Builder, where you can create and configure statically-defined items for your tab strip.

  • Related RadMultiPage attaches a RadMultiPage control that is already on the page to the RadTabStrip. Choose a RadMultiPage control from the drop down list.

  • AddRadMultiPage creates a new RadMultiPage control on the Web page and attaches it to the RadTabStrip.

Ajax Resources

  • Add RadAjaxManager... adds a RadAjaxManager component to your Web page, and displays the r.a.d.ajax Property Builder where you can configure it.

  • Replace ScriptManager with RadScriptManager replaces the default ScriptManager component that is added for AJAX-enabled Web sites with RadScriptManager.

  • Add RadStyleSheetManager adds a RadStyleSheetManager to your Web page.

Skin

The Skin drop-down lets you preview the built-in skins and select one for your tab strip.

Learning Center

Links navigate you directly to RadTabStrip examples, help, or code library. You can also search the Telerik web site for a given string.

Edit Templates

Clicking the Edit Templates link brings up a template design surface where you can create or edit the templates your RadTabStrip uses.

Bound RadTabStrip Smart Tag

When RadTabStrip is bound to a data source, the Smart Tag looks like the following:

Smart Tag of Bound TabStrip

Using the bound RadTabStrip Smart Tag you can perform the following:

RadTabStrip Tasks

  • Choose Data Source lets you change the declarative menu binding by selecting a data source from a drop-down list of all available data source components. If you select "" the standard Windows Data Source Configuration Wizard appears, where you can create and configure a data source component. If you select "(None)", you remove the existing binding.

  • Configure Data Source... opens the standard Windows Data Source Configuration Wizard, where you can configure the currently bound data source component.

  • Edit RadTabStrip Databindings... opens the NavigationItemBinding Collection Editor, where you can specify databindings to map between the fields in the data source and RadTab properties.

  • Once the Data Source is chosen, you can select each one of the following: DataFieldID, DataFieldParentID, DataTextField, DataValueField and DataNavigationUrlField. For the first two, you need to select the fields in the Data Source that will be used when creating the hierarchy of the RadTabStrip. The rest will serve data respectively for the Text, Value and NavigateUrl properties of RadTabs.

  • Related RadMultiPage attaches a RadMultiPage control that is already on the page to the RadTabStrip. Choose a RadMultiPage control from the drop down list.

  • AddRadMultiPage creates a new RadMultiPage control on the Web page and attaches it to the RadTabStrip.

  • Edit Templates brings up the template design surface, where you can create or edit the templates your RadTabStrip uses.

RadMultiPage Smart Tag

The RadMultiPage Smart Tag looks like the following:

RadMultiPage's Smart Tag

The Ajax Resources and Learning center sections contain the same options as appear in the RadTabStrip Smart Tag. In addition, the RadMultiPage Smart Tag lets you select the following:

RadMultiPage Tasks

  • Add RadPageView adds a RadPageView to the end of the RadMultiPage control's PageViews collection.