Populating RadTileList With Tiles

This tutorial will walk your through the population of RadTileList and will show you how:

  • Populate RadTileList with a collection of custom objects

  • Populate RadTileList with custom Tiles

Populating RadTileList With a Collection of Custom Objects

Firstly, for the purpose of this tutorial, we will create a new class Employee with a couple of properties:

Example 1: Defining the Employee class

public class Employee 
{ 
    public string FirstName 
    { 
        get; 
        set; 
    } 
    public string LastName 
    { 
        get; 
        set; 
    } 
    public string Occupation 
    { 
        get; 
        set; 
    } 
    public int Salary 
    { 
        get; 
        set; 
    } 
} 
Public Class Employee 
    Public Property FirstName() As String 
        Get 
            Return m_FirstName 
        End Get 
        Set(value As String) 
            m_FirstName = value 
        End Set 
    End Property 
    Private m_FirstName As String 
    Public Property LastName() As String 
        Get 
            Return m_LastName 
        End Get 
        Set(value As String) 
            m_LastName = value 
        End Set 
    End Property 
    Private m_LastName As String 
    Public Property Occupation() As String 
        Get 
            Return m_Occupation 
        End Get 
        Set(value As String) 
            m_Occupation = value 
        End Set 
    End Property 
    Private m_Occupation As String 
    Public Property Salary() As Integer 
        Get 
            Return m_Salary 
        End Get 
        Set(value As Integer) 
            m_Salary = value 
        End Set 
    End Property 
    Private m_Salary As Integer 
End Class 

Note that in case you want to be notified on the changes made on the data item, the class Employee should implement INotifyPropertyChanged Interface and raise the PropertyChanged event every time a property value changes.

Once the class Employee is defined, we will define an EmployeeService class that will return an ObservableCollection, containing several hard-coded employees:

Example 2: Defining the EmployeeService class

public class EmployeeService 
{ 
    public EmployeeService() 
    { } 
 
    public static ObservableCollection<Employee> GetEmployees() 
    { 
        ObservableCollection<Employee> employees = new ObservableCollection<Employee>(); 
        employees.Add(new Employee() { FirstName = "Sarah", LastName = "Blake", Occupation = "Suppliess Manager", Salary = 3500 }); 
        employees.Add(new Employee() { FirstName = "Jane", LastName = "Simpson", Occupation = "Security", Salary = 2000 }); 
        employees.Add(new Employee() { FirstName = "John", LastName = "Peterson", Occupation = "Consultant", Salary = 2600 }); 
        employees.Add(new Employee() { FirstName = "Peter", LastName = "Bush", Occupation = "Cashier", Salary = 2300 }); 
        return employees; 
    } 
} 
Public Class EmployeeService 
 
    Public Sub New() 
    End Sub 
    Public Shared Function GetEmployees() As ObservableCollection(Of Employee) 
        Dim employees As New ObservableCollection(Of Employee)() 
        employees.Add(New Employee() With { _ 
         .FirstName = "Sarah", _ 
         .LastName = "Blake", _ 
         .Occupation = "Supplies Manager", _ 
         .Salary = 3500 _ 
        }) 
        employees.Add(New Employee() With { _ 
         .FirstName = "Jane", _ 
         .LastName = "Simpson", _ 
         .Occupation = "Security", _ 
         .Salary = 2000 _ 
        }) 
        employees.Add(New Employee() With { _ 
         .FirstName = "John", _ 
         .LastName = "Peterson", _ 
         .Occupation = "Consultant", _ 
         .Salary = 2600 _ 
        }) 
        employees.Add(New Employee() With { _ 
         .FirstName = "Peter", _ 
         .LastName = "Bush", _ 
         .Occupation = "Cashier", _ 
         .Salary = 2300 _ 
        }) 
        Return employees 
    End Function 
 
End Class 

Secondly, you must define RadTileList's ItemTemplate, like so:

Example 3: Defining the ItemTemplate

<telerik:RadTileList x:Name="RadTileList"> 
  <telerik:RadTileList.ItemTemplate> 
    <DataTemplate> 
      <Grid Background="#FF006AC1"> 
        <Grid.RowDefinitions> 
          <RowDefinition /> 
          <RowDefinition /> 
          <RowDefinition /> 
          <RowDefinition /> 
        </Grid.RowDefinitions> 
        <Grid.ColumnDefinitions> 
          <ColumnDefinition/> 
          <ColumnDefinition/> 
        </Grid.ColumnDefinitions> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Text="First Name"/> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="1" Text="{Binding FirstName}" /> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" Text="Last Name"/> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" Text="{Binding LastName}" /> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" Text="Occupation"/> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1" Text="{Binding Occupation}" /> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="0" Text="Salary"/> 
        <TextBlock Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="1" Text="{Binding Salary}" /> 
      </Grid> 
    </DataTemplate> 
  </telerik:RadTileList.ItemTemplate> 
</telerik:RadTileList> 

Please note that you can show/hide the horizontal scrollbar by setting the ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility attached property.

Afterwards, all you need to do is to set the ItemsSource of the RadTileList:

Example 4: Setting the ItemsSource of RadTileList

public MainPage() 
{ 
    InitializeComponent(); 
    this.RadTileList.ItemsSource = EmployeeService.GetEmployees(); 
} 
    } 
Public Sub New() 
    InitializeComponent() 
    Me.RadTileList.ItemsSource = EmployeeService.GetEmployees() 
End Sub 

Populating RadTileList With Custom Tiles

A typical usage of Custom RadTileList's Tiles is available on this online demo.

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