Create Multicolumn Menu

The default arrangement of the items in the Popup of RadMenuItem/RadMenuGroupItem is in vertical stack. This is because the ItemsPanel of RadMenuItem/RadMenuGroupItem is a vertically oriented StackPanel. In order to achieve a different layouting of the sub items you have to change the panel, for this scenario you can use either RadWrapPanel or RadUniformGrid.

We are going to use a RadMenuGroupItem for the dropdown and set an IconTemplate to every RadMenuItem inside of it. So at first we create a Style that targets the RadMenuGroupItem and in it sets the ItemsPanel property to the desired value (in this case a vertically oriented RadWrapPanel with maximum height of 350).

<Style x:Key="MultiColumnMenuItemStyle" TargetType="telerik:RadMenuGroupItem"> 
    <Setter Property="ItemsPanel"> 
        <Setter.Value> 
            <ItemsPanelTemplate > 
                <telerik:RadWrapPanel MaxHeight="350" Orientation="Vertical" /> 
            </ItemsPanelTemplate> 
        </Setter.Value> 
    </Setter> 
</Style> 
Apply the created style to the RadMenuGroupItem items by setting it to the ItemContainerStyle property of the desired top-level RadMenuItem.

<telerik:RadMenu> 
    <telerik:RadMenuItem Header="File" /> 
    <telerik:RadMenuItem Header="Options" ItemContainerStyle="{StaticResource MultiColumnMenuItemStyle}"> 
        <telerik:RadMenuGroupItem> 
            <telerik:RadMenuItem Header="Options 1" IconTemplate="{StaticResource IconTemplate}" IconColumnWidth="35" Height="35" /> 
            <telerik:RadMenuItem Header="Options 2" IconTemplate="{StaticResource IconTemplate}" IconColumnWidth="35" Height="35" /> 
            <!-- More Menu Items --> 
            <telerik:RadMenuItem Header="Options 30" IconTemplate="{StaticResource IconTemplate}" IconColumnWidth="35" Height="35" /> 
        </telerik:RadMenuGroupItem> 
    </telerik:RadMenuItem> 
</telerik:RadMenu> 
Here is a snapshot of the result.

Rad Menu How To Multicolumn Menu 01

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