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Collapsible menu from Demo application

Environment

Date Posted Product Author
March 27, 2015 RadCollapsiblePanel for WinForms Desislava Yordanova

Problem

This article demonstrates how to achieve the collapsible menu from the Demo application.

collapsiblemenudemoapplication

Solution

Firstly, you should create a new project with a RadForm. Afterwards, drag a RadCollapsiblePanel and a RadPanorama from the Toolbox and drop them onto the form. You need to insert a RadListControl in the RadCollapsiblePanel.

Then, you should change the RadCollapsiblePanel.ExpandDirection to Right and customize its style by changing the header font, fore color, rotate the text etc.We should apply a specific image to the HeaderButtonElement for the expanded and collapsed state. We will use LightVisualElement s for the up and down arrows added to the CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.Children collection. In order to customize the RadListControl, we can use the VisualItemFormatting event.

Font font = new Font("Arial", 14f);
Font itemsFont = new Font("Arial", 11f);

public Form1()
{
    InitializeComponent();

    this.BackColor = Color.White;

    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.Width = 250;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.Dock = DockStyle.Left;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.ExpandDirection = Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadDirection.Right;

    this.radPanorama1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
    this.radPanorama1.PanoramaElement.BackColor = Color.Transparent;

    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.HeaderText = "ALL CONTROLS";
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.Margin = new Padding(0, 0, -5, 0);
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.AngleTransform = 180;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.Font = font;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.ForeColor = Color.White;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.StretchHorizontally = true;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.StretchVertically = true;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.ShowHeaderLine = false;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.ControlsContainer.PanelElement.Border.Visibility = Telerik.WinControls.ElementVisibility.Collapsed;

    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.Collapsed += radCollapsiblePanel1_Collapsed;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.Expanded += radCollapsiblePanel1_Expanded;

    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.MinSize = new Size(40, 40);
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Image = Properties.Resources.chevron_left;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.ImageLayout = ImageLayout.Zoom;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Shape = null;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.DrawFill = false;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.DrawBorder = false;

    Color greenColor = Color.FromArgb(55, 155, 83);
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.BackColor = greenColor;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.PanelContainer.BackColor = greenColor;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.PanelContainer.Margin = new Padding(20, 0, 0, 0);
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Solid;

    LightVisualElement upButton = new LightVisualElement();
    upButton.StretchVertically = false;
    upButton.MaxSize = upButton.MinSize = new System.Drawing.Size(50, 35);
    upButton.Click += upButton_Click;
    upButton.Image = Properties.Resources.arrow_up;
    upButton.MouseEnter += upButton_MouseEnter;
    upButton.MouseLeave += upButton_MouseLeave;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.Children.Add(upButton);

    LightVisualElement downButton = new LightVisualElement();
    downButton.StretchVertically = false;
    downButton.MaxSize = downButton.MinSize = new System.Drawing.Size(50, 35);
    downButton.Click += downButton_Click;
    downButton.Image = Properties.Resources.arrow_down;
    downButton.MouseEnter += downButton_MouseEnter;
    downButton.MouseLeave += downButton_MouseLeave;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.Children.Add(downButton);

    radListControl1.ListElement.BackColor = Color.Transparent;

    radListControl1.ItemHeight = 40;
    radListControl1.VisualItemFormatting += listControl_VisualItemFormatting;
    radListControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
    radListControl1.ListElement.DrawBorder = false;
    for (int i = 0; i < 50; i++)
    {
        radListControl1.Items.Add("Item" + i);
    }
    radListControl1.ListElement.Scroller.ScrollState = ScrollState.AlwaysHide;
    radListControl1.SelectedIndexChanged += radListControl1_SelectedIndexChanged;
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.PanelContainer.Controls.Add(radListControl1);
}

private void radListControl1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, Telerik.WinControls.UI.Data.PositionChangedEventArgs e)
{
    this.radPanorama1.Items.Clear();
    for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++)
    {
        RadTileElement tile = new RadTileElement();
        tile.Text = "Tile" + e.Position + "." + i;
        this.radPanorama1.Items.Add(tile);
    }
}

private void radCollapsiblePanel1_Expanded(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Image = Properties.Resources.chevron_left;
}

private void radCollapsiblePanel1_Collapsed(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    this.radCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Image = Properties.Resources.chevron_right;
}

private void downButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    DoScrollList(false);
}

private void upButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    DoScrollList(true);
}

public void DoScrollList(bool scrollUp)
{
    if (scrollUp)
    {
        if (this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value >= this.radListControl1.ListElement.ItemHeight)
        {
            this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value -= this.radListControl1.ListElement.ItemHeight;
        }
        else
        {
            this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value = 0;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        if (this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value < this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Maximum -
            this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.LargeChange)
        {
            int p = this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value + this.radListControl1.ListElement.ItemHeight;
            p = Math.Min(p, this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Maximum - this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.LargeChange);
            this.radListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value = p;
        }
    }
}

private void listControl_VisualItemFormatting(object sender, VisualItemFormattingEventArgs args)
{
    args.VisualItem.ForeColor = Color.White;
    args.VisualItem.Font = itemsFont;
    args.VisualItem.DrawBorder = true;
    args.VisualItem.BorderBoxStyle = Telerik.WinControls.BorderBoxStyle.FourBorders;
    args.VisualItem.BorderBottomWidth = 0.5f;
    args.VisualItem.BorderBottomColor = Color.White;
    args.VisualItem.BorderTopWidth = 0;
    args.VisualItem.BorderLeftWidth = 0;
    args.VisualItem.BorderRightWidth = 0;        
    args.VisualItem.DrawFill = false;

    if (args.VisualItem.Selected)
    {
        args.VisualItem.Image = Properties.Resources.active_tab_arrow_menu_1;
        args.VisualItem.ImageAlignment = ContentAlignment.MiddleRight;
        args.VisualItem.TextImageRelation = TextImageRelation.TextBeforeImage;
        args.VisualItem.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Linear;
        args.VisualItem.DrawFill = true;
        args.VisualItem.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(26, 155, 86);
        args.VisualItem.BackColor2 = Color.FromArgb(24, 149, 81);
        args.VisualItem.BackColor3 = Color.FromArgb(21, 143, 74);
        args.VisualItem.BackColor4 = Color.FromArgb(20, 138, 70);
    }
    else
    {
        args.VisualItem.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.ImageProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local);
        args.VisualItem.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.TextImageRelationProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local);
        args.VisualItem.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.BackColorProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local);
        args.VisualItem.BackColor = Color.Transparent;
        args.VisualItem.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Solid;
    }
}

private void downButton_MouseLeave(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    LightVisualElement btn = sender as LightVisualElement;
    btn.Image = Properties.Resources.arrow_down;
}

private void downButton_MouseEnter(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    LightVisualElement btn = sender as LightVisualElement;
    btn.Image = Properties.Resources.arrow_down_hover;
}

private void upButton_MouseLeave(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    LightVisualElement btn = sender as LightVisualElement;
    btn.Image = Properties.Resources.arrow_up_hover;
}

private void upButton_MouseEnter(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    LightVisualElement btn = sender as LightVisualElement;
    btn.Image = Properties.Resources.arrow_up;
}

Private font As New Font("Arial", 14.0F)
Private itemsFont As New Font("Arial", 11.0F)

Public Sub New()
    InitializeComponent()

    Me.BackColor = Color.White
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.Width = 250

    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.Dock = DockStyle.Left
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.ExpandDirection = Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadDirection.Right

    Me.RadPanorama1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill
    Me.RadPanorama1.PanoramaElement.BackColor = Color.Transparent

    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.HeaderText = "ALL CONTROLS"
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.Margin = New Padding(0, 0, -5, 0)
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.AngleTransform = 180
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.Font = font
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.ForeColor = Color.White
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.StretchHorizontally = True
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderTextElement.StretchVertically = True
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.ShowHeaderLine = False
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.ControlsContainer.PanelElement.Border.Visibility = Telerik.WinControls.ElementVisibility.Collapsed

    AddHandler Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.Collapsed, AddressOf radCollapsiblePanel1_Collapsed
    AddHandler Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.Expanded, AddressOf radCollapsiblePanel1_Expanded

    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.MinSize = New Size(40, 40)
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Image = My.Resources.chevron_left
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.ImageLayout = ImageLayout.Zoom
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Shape = Nothing
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.DrawFill = False
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.DrawBorder = False

    Dim greenColor As Color = Color.FromArgb(55, 155, 83)
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.BackColor = greenColor
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.PanelContainer.BackColor = greenColor
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.PanelContainer.Margin = New Padding(20, 0, 0, 0)
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Solid

    Dim upButton As New LightVisualElement()
    upButton.StretchVertically = False
    upButton.MaxSize =   New System.Drawing.Size(50, 35)
    upButton.MinSize = upButton.MaxSize

    AddHandler upButton.Click, AddressOf upButton_Click
    upButton.Image = My.Resources.arrow_up
    AddHandler upButton.MouseEnter, AddressOf upButton_MouseEnter
    AddHandler upButton.MouseLeave, AddressOf upButton_MouseLeave
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.Children.Add(upButton)

    Dim downButton As New LightVisualElement()
    downButton.StretchVertically = False
    downButton.MaxSize = New System.Drawing.Size(50, 35)
    downButton.MinSize = downButton.MaxSize
    AddHandler downButton.Click, AddressOf downButton_Click
    downButton.Image = My.Resources.arrow_down
    AddHandler downButton.MouseEnter, AddressOf downButton_MouseEnter
    AddHandler downButton.MouseLeave, AddressOf downButton_MouseLeave
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.Children.Add(downButton)

    RadListControl1.ListElement.BackColor = Color.Transparent

    RadListControl1.ItemHeight = 40
    AddHandler RadListControl1.VisualItemFormatting, AddressOf listControl_VisualItemFormatting
    RadListControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill
    RadListControl1.ListElement.DrawBorder = False
    For i As Integer = 0 To 49
        RadListControl1.Items.Add("Item" & i)
    Next
    RadListControl1.ListElement.Scroller.ScrollState = ScrollState.AlwaysHide
    AddHandler RadListControl1.SelectedIndexChanged, AddressOf radListControl1_SelectedIndexChanged
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.PanelContainer.Controls.Add(RadListControl1)
End Sub

Private Sub radListControl1_SelectedIndexChanged(sender As Object, e As Telerik.WinControls.UI.Data.PositionChangedEventArgs)
    Me.RadPanorama1.Items.Clear()
    For i As Integer = 0 To 4
        Dim tile As New RadTileElement()
        tile.Text = "Tile" & e.Position & "." & i
        Me.RadPanorama1.Items.Add(tile)
    Next
End Sub

Private Sub radCollapsiblePanel1_Expanded(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Image = My.Resources.chevron_left
End Sub

Private Sub radCollapsiblePanel1_Collapsed(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Me.RadCollapsiblePanel1.CollapsiblePanelElement.HeaderElement.HeaderButtonElement.Image = My.Resources.chevron_right
End Sub

Private Sub downButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    DoScrollList(False)
End Sub

Private Sub upButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    DoScrollList(True)
End Sub

Public Sub DoScrollList(scrollUp As Boolean)
    If scrollUp Then
        If Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value >= Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.ItemHeight Then
            Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value -= Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.ItemHeight
        Else
            Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value = 0
        End If
    Else
        If Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value < Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Maximum -
        Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.LargeChange Then
            Dim p As Integer = Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value + Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.ItemHeight
            p = Math.Min(p, Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Maximum - Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.LargeChange)
            Me.RadListControl1.ListElement.VScrollBar.Value = p
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub listControl_VisualItemFormatting(sender As Object, args As VisualItemFormattingEventArgs)
    args.VisualItem.ForeColor = Color.White
    args.VisualItem.Font = itemsFont
    args.VisualItem.DrawBorder = True
    args.VisualItem.BorderBoxStyle = Telerik.WinControls.BorderBoxStyle.FourBorders
    args.VisualItem.BorderBottomWidth = 0.5F
    args.VisualItem.BorderBottomColor = Color.White
    args.VisualItem.BorderTopWidth = 0
    args.VisualItem.BorderLeftWidth = 0
    args.VisualItem.BorderRightWidth = 0
    args.VisualItem.DrawFill = False

    If args.VisualItem.Selected Then
        args.VisualItem.Image = My.Resources.active_tab_arrow_menu_1
        args.VisualItem.ImageAlignment = ContentAlignment.MiddleRight
        args.VisualItem.TextImageRelation = TextImageRelation.TextBeforeImage
        args.VisualItem.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Linear
        args.VisualItem.DrawFill = True
        args.VisualItem.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(26, 155, 86)
        args.VisualItem.BackColor2 = Color.FromArgb(24, 149, 81)
        args.VisualItem.BackColor3 = Color.FromArgb(21, 143, 74)
        args.VisualItem.BackColor4 = Color.FromArgb(20, 138, 70)
    Else
        args.VisualItem.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.ImageProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local)
        args.VisualItem.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.TextImageRelationProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local)
        args.VisualItem.ResetValue(LightVisualElement.BackColorProperty, Telerik.WinControls.ValueResetFlags.Local)
        args.VisualItem.BackColor = Color.Transparent
        args.VisualItem.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Solid
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub downButton_MouseLeave(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Dim btn As LightVisualElement = TryCast(sender, LightVisualElement)
    btn.Image = My.Resources.arrow_down
End Sub

Private Sub downButton_MouseEnter(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Dim btn As LightVisualElement = TryCast(sender, LightVisualElement)
    btn.Image = My.Resources.arrow_down_hover
End Sub

Private Sub upButton_MouseLeave(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Dim btn As LightVisualElement = TryCast(sender, LightVisualElement)
    btn.Image = My.Resources.arrow_up_hover
End Sub

Private Sub upButton_MouseEnter(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Dim btn As LightVisualElement = TryCast(sender, LightVisualElement)
    btn.Image = My.Resources.arrow_up
End Sub

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