Getting Started

This article will walk you through defining and using a RadBook control.

Assembly References

In order to use the RadBook control in your projects you have to add references to the following assemblies:

  • Telerik.Windows.Controls
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation

You can find more info here.

Define a RadBook control

RadBook is an ItemsControl. The pages of the book are represented by the RadBookItem control. RadBookItem is a ContentControl. Below is a basic declaration of RadBook with several pages:

Example 1: Defining a RadBook

<telerik:RadBook Margin="50"> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="Red"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 1" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="BlueViolet"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 2" HorizontalAlignment="Right" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="RosyBrown"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 3" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="Chocolate"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 4" HorizontalAlignment="Right" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
</telerik:RadBook> 
This is the result of the above code:

RadBook Getting Started - Step1

Adding content to the pages of the Book

You can add any UIElement as a content of the pages. RadBookItem has a Content property which you can populate with a single root panel which contains the page content.

Example 2: Adding RadBookItems

<telerik:RadBook Margin="50"> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="Red"> 
        <StackPanel> 
            <TextBlock Text="Page 1" FontSize="36"/> 
            <Button Content="Click Me"/> 
        </StackPanel> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="BlueViolet"> 
        <StackPanel> 
            <TextBlock Text="Page 2" HorizontalAlignment="Right" FontSize="36"/> 
            <Image Source="Koala.jpg" Width="320" Height="240"/> 
        </StackPanel> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="RosyBrown"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 3" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="Chocolate"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 4" HorizontalAlignment="Right" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
</telerik:RadBook> 
RadBook Getting Started - Step2

Setting the initial page

To set the initial page that will be displayed - set the RightPageIndex property:

Example 3: Setting the intially displayed page

<telerik:RadBook Margin="50" x:Name="RadBook1" RightPageIndex="3"> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="Red"> 
        <StackPanel> 
            <TextBlock Text="Page 1" FontSize="36"/> 
            <Button Content="Click Me"/> 
        </StackPanel> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="BlueViolet"> 
        <StackPanel> 
            <TextBlock Text="Page 2" HorizontalAlignment="Right" FontSize="36"/> 
            <Image Source="Koala.jpg" Width="320" Height="240"/> 
        </StackPanel> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="RosyBrown"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 3" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
    <telerik:RadBookItem Background="Chocolate"> 
        <TextBlock Text="Page 4" HorizontalAlignment="Right" FontSize="36"/> 
    </telerik:RadBookItem> 
</telerik:RadBook> 
RadBook Getting Started - Step3

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