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Getting Started with WinForms Rating

Below are the basic steps needed to get started with RadRating control in Visual Studio:

1. Drag RadRating from the Visual Studio Toolbox to the form.

WinForms RadRating Getting Started

  1. Set the Caption to “The best movie ever”.

  2. Set the SelectionMode property to HalfItem.

  3. In the code behind subscribe to the ValueChanged event, where you can calculate and display the average rating:

Handling the ValueChanged event

double averageRating = 0;
int numberOfChanges = 0;

public RatingGettingStarted()

    this.radRating1.Caption = "The best movie ever";
    this.radRating1.Description = "Your rating:";
    this.radRating1.SelectionMode = Telerik.WinControls.UI.RatingSelectionMode.HalfItem;
    this.radRating1.ValueChanged += radRating1_ValueChanged;

private void radRating1_ValueChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadRating rating = sender as Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadRating;
    if (rating != null)
        averageRating += (double)rating.Value;
        double result = averageRating / numberOfChanges;
        rating.Description = string.Format("Your rating: {0:F2}/{1}", result, rating.Maximum);

Private averageRating As Double = 0
Private numberOfChanges As Integer = 0
Public Sub New()
    Me.RadRating1.Caption = "The best movie ever"
    Me.RadRating1.Description = "Your rating:"
    Me.RadRating1.SelectionMode = Telerik.WinControls.UI.RatingSelectionMode.HalfItem
    AddHandler Me.RadRating1.ValueChanged, AddressOf radRating1_ValueChanged
End Sub
Private Sub radRating1_ValueChanged(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Dim rating As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadRating = TryCast(sender, Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadRating)
    If rating IsNot Nothing Then
        averageRating += CDbl(rating.Value)
        numberOfChanges += 1
        Dim result As Double = averageRating / numberOfChanges
        rating.Description = String.Format("Your rating: {0:F2}/{1}", result, rating.Maximum)
    End If
End Sub

5. Press F5 to run the application.

WinForms RadRating Getting Started Result

See Also

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