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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.