Data Binding

RadFluidContentControl provides data binding support. This means that you can bind its Content, SmallContent and LargeContent properties and also define a DataTemplate for each content.

This article demonstrates how to data bind the control to a simple business model.

Defining the model

The model will contain few string properties for each content and also a property that holds the current state of the control.

Example 1: Defining the model

public class FluidContentModel : ViewModelBase 
{ 
    private FluidContentControlState state;         
 
    public FluidContentControlState State 
    { 
        get { return this.state; } 
        set 
        { 
            this.state = value; 
            this.OnPropertyChanged("State"); 
        } 
    } 
 
    public string SmallContent { get; set; } 
    public string NormalContent { get; set; } 
    public string LargeContent { get; set; } 
}     
Public Class FluidContentModel 
    Inherits ViewModelBase 
 
    Private state As FluidContentControlState 
 
    Public Property State As FluidContentControlState 
        Get 
            Return Me.state 
        End Get 
        Set(ByVal value As FluidContentControlState) 
            Me.state = value 
            Me.OnPropertyChanged("State") 
        End Set 
    End Property 
 
    Public Property SmallContent As String 
    Public Property NormalContent As String 
    Public Property LargeContent As String 
End Class     

The ViewModelBase class is part of the Telerik.Windows.Controls.dll. Read more about this in the ViewModelBase article.

Setting up the View

When the model is set up, it can be provided to the RadFluidContentControl via its DataContext property. In the example we will set it explicitly but in the general case the property will be probably inherited from the parent control.

Example 3: Setting up the model

public partial class MyUserControl : UserControl 
{ 
    public MyUserControl() 
    { 
        InitializeComponent(); 
 
        FluidContentModel model = new FluidContentModel(); 
        model.SmallContent = "Small content"; 
        model.NormalContent = "Normal content"; 
        model.LargeContent = "Large content"; 
        model.State = FluidContentControlState.Normal; 
        this.radFluidContentControl.DataContext = model;             
    } 
} 
Public Partial Class MyUserControl 
    Inherits UserControl 
 
    Public Sub New() 
        InitializeComponent() 
        Dim model As FluidContentModel = New FluidContentModel() 
        model.SmallContent = "Small content" 
        model.NormalContent = "Normal content" 
        model.LargeContent = "Large content" 
        model.State = FluidContentControlState.Normal 
        Me.radFluidContentControl.DataContext = model 
    End Sub 
End Class 

Example 4: Setting up the control

<telerik:RadFluidContentControl x:Name="radFluidContentControl" 
                                ContentChangeMode="Manual" 
                                State="{Binding State}" 
                                SmallContent="{Binding SmallContent}" 
                                Content="{Binding NormalContent}"  
                                LargeContent="{Binding LargeContent}"> 
    <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContentTemplate> 
        <DataTemplate> 
            <Border Background="Bisque"> 
                <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" VerticalAlignment="Center" TextAlignment="Center" /> 
            </Border> 
        </DataTemplate> 
    </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContentTemplate> 
    <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.ContentTemplate> 
        <DataTemplate> 
            <Border Background="Olive"> 
                <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" VerticalAlignment="Center" TextAlignment="Center" /> 
            </Border> 
        </DataTemplate> 
    </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.ContentTemplate> 
    <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContentTemplate> 
        <DataTemplate> 
            <Border Background="LightGoldenrodYellow"> 
                <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" VerticalAlignment="Center" TextAlignment="Center" /> 
            </Border> 
        </DataTemplate> 
    </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContentTemplate> 
</telerik:RadFluidContentControl> 
Each content property has a corresponding content template property, so you can define a DataTemplate and bind it's controls to the view model as shown in Example 4.

Defining Additiona Logic for Updating the State

This section shows how to link the State property of the RadFluidContentControl to a drop down list via the State property defined in the view model.

Example 5: Setting up the control

<Grid x:Name="gridPanel"> 
    <Grid.ColumnDefinitions> 
        <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/> 
        <ColumnDefinition /> 
    </Grid.ColumnDefinitions> 
    <ComboBox SelectedValue="{Binding State, Mode=TwoWay}" SelectedValuePath="Content"  
              VerticalAlignment="Top" Margin="20 0 20 0"> 
        <ComboBoxItem Content="{x:Static telerik:FluidContentControlState.Small}" /> 
        <ComboBoxItem Content="{x:Static telerik:FluidContentControlState.Normal}" /> 
        <ComboBoxItem Content="{x:Static telerik:FluidContentControlState.Large}" /> 
    </ComboBox> 
    <telerik:RadFluidContentControl x:Name="contentControl" 
                                    Grid.Column="1" 
                                    ContentChangeMode="Manual" 
                                    State="{Binding State}" 
                                    SmallContent="{Binding SmallContent}" 
                                    Content="{Binding NormalContent}"  
                                    LargeContent="{Binding LargeContent}"> 
        <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContentTemplate> 
            <DataTemplate> 
                <Border Background="Bisque"> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" VerticalAlignment="Center" TextAlignment="Center" /> 
                </Border> 
            </DataTemplate> 
        </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContentTemplate> 
        <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.ContentTemplate> 
            <DataTemplate> 
                <Border Background="Olive"> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" VerticalAlignment="Center" TextAlignment="Center" /> 
                </Border> 
            </DataTemplate> 
        </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.ContentTemplate> 
        <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContentTemplate> 
            <DataTemplate> 
                <Border Background="LightGoldenrodYellow"> 
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" VerticalAlignment="Center" TextAlignment="Center" /> 
                </Border> 
            </DataTemplate> 
        </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContentTemplate> 
    </telerik:RadFluidContentControl> 
</Grid> 
To make the binding in the drop down list work we need to move the data context from the RadFluidContentControl parent control that hosts it.

Example 6: Setting up the control

this.gridPanel.DataContext = model; 
Me.gridPanel.DataContext = model 

Figure 1: Data binding example

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