BoxesItemStyle

The BoxesItemStyle property, introduced with the Q1 2016 release of UI for Silverlight, makes it easy to customize the boxes of the selected items of a RadAutoCompleteBox. The following article will demonstrate how to apply a custom BoxesItemStyle to a RadAutoCompleteBox.

Applying BoxesItemStyle

First, you need to create a RadAutoCompleteBox with an ItemsSource bound to a collection of business objects:

Check this article for some more detailed information how to bind the ItemsSource to a collection of business objects.

RadAutoCompleteBox declaration

<telerik:RadAutoCompleteBox x:Name="radautocomplete1" Margin="10" ItemsSource="{Binding Agency}" DisplayMemberPath="Name"/> 
The following screenshot shows how RadAutoCompleteBox will look:

radautocompletebox-boxesitemstyle-1

Next, you need to create a custom Style that targets RadAutoCompleteBoxItem and customize the items as needed:

Custom BoxesItemStyle

<Style TargetType="telerik:RadAutoCompleteBoxItem" x:Key="CustomBoxesItemxStyle"> 
  <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Yellow" /> 
  <Setter Property="Background" Value="LightBlue" /> 
  <Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="Calibri" /> 
  <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="14" /> 
  <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="1" /> 
  <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="Red" /> 
</Style> 

If you are using Implicit Styles, please notice that the Style should based on the default RadAutoCompleteBoxItemStyle.

Custom BoxesItemStyle with Implicit Styles

<Style TargetType="telerik:RadAutoCompleteBoxItem" x:Key="CustomBoxesItemxStyle1" BasedOn="{StaticResource RadAutoCompleteBoxItemStyle}"> 
  <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Yellow" /> 
  <Setter Property="Background" Value="LightBlue" /> 
  <Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="Calibri" /> 
  <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="14" /> 
  <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="1" /> 
  <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="Red" /> 
</Style> 
Finally, you need to set the BoxesItemStyle property of the RadAutoCompleteBox with the created Style:

Setting of BoxesItemStyle

<telerik:RadAutoCompleteBox x:Name="radautocomplete" Margin="10" 
                                ItemsSource="{Binding Agency}" 
                                BoxesItemStyle="{StaticResource CustomBoxesItemxStyle}" 
                                DisplayMemberPath="Name"/> 
The following screenshot shows how the RadAutoCompleteBox looks after the BoxesItemStyle gets applied:

radautocompletebox-radautocompletebox-boxesitemstyle-2

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