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Getting Started with WPF PipsPager

This tutorial will walk you through the creation of a sample application that contains a PipsPager control.

Assembly References

To use RadPipsPager, add a reference to the following assembly:

  • Telerik.Windows.Controls

Adding Telerik Assemblies Using NuGet

To use RadPipsPager when working with NuGet packages, install the Telerik.Windows.Controls.for.Wpf.Xaml package. The package name may vary slightly based on the Telerik dlls set - Xaml or NoXaml

Read more about NuGet installation in the Installing UI for WPF from NuGet Package article.

Defining the RadPipsPager

You can add RadPipsPager manually in XAML as demonstrated in the following example:

Adding RadPipsPager in XAML


Adding Items

The RadPipsPager control works with RadPipsPagerItem elements that are added to the Items collection of the control. These elements can be added both in XAML and in code.

Adding RadPipsPagerItems

RadPipsPager with manually added items

WPF RadPipsPager with manually added items

Data Binding

The RadPipsPager component allows you to navigate the items of any ItemsControl controls by binding to its collection.

The following example a basic scenario where the RadPipsPager is used together with another control.

Creating the model

public class Person 
    public string Name { get; set; } 
Public Class Person 
    Public Property Name As String 
End Class 

Creating the view model

public class MainViewModel 
    public MainViewModel() 
        this.People = new ObservableCollection<Person> 
            new Person() { Name = "Jack" }, 
            new Person() { Name = "Mike" }, 
            new Person() { Name = "Nick" } 
    public ObservableCollection<Person> People { get; set; } 
Public Class MainViewModel 
    Public Sub New() 
        Me.People = New ObservableCollection(Of Person) From { 
            New Person() With { 
                .Name = "Jack" 
            New Person() With { 
                .Name = "Mike" 
            New Person() With { 
                .Name = "Nick" 
    End Sub 
    Public Property People As ObservableCollection(Of Person) 
End Class 

Creating the view

<Grid HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"> 
        <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/> 
        <RowDefinition Height="*"/> 
    <telerik:RadSlideView x:Name="slideView" 
                          ItemsSource="{Binding People}" 
                <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" 
    <telerik:RadPipsPager ItemsSource="{Binding ElementName=slideView, Path=ItemsSource}" 
                          SelectedItem="{Binding ElementName=slideView, Path=SelectedItem}" 
RadPipsPager and RadSlideView result

WPF RadPipsPager and RadSlideView result

Setting a Theme

The controls from our suite support different themes. You can see how to apply a theme different than the default one in the Setting a Theme help article.

Changing the theme using implicit styles will affect all controls that have styles defined in the merged resource dictionaries. This is applicable only for the controls in the scope in which the resources are merged.

  • Choose between the themes and add reference to the corresponding theme assembly (ex: Telerik.Windows.Themes.Windows8.dll). You can see the different themes applied in the Theming examples from our WPF Controls Examples application.

  • Merge the ResourceDictionaries with the namespace required for the controls that you are using from the theme assembly. For the RadPipsPager, you will need to merge the following resources:

    • Telerik.Windows.Controls

The following example demonstrates how to merge the ResourceDictionaries so that they are applied globally for the entire application.

Merge the ResourceDictionaries

            <ResourceDictionary Source="/Telerik.Windows.Themes.Windows8;component/Themes/System.Windows.xaml"/> 
            <ResourceDictionary Source="/Telerik.Windows.Themes.Windows8;component/Themes/Telerik.Windows.Controls.xaml"/> 

Alternatively, you can use the theme of the control via the StyleManager.

The following image shows a RadPipsPager with the Windows8 theme applied.

RadPipsPager with the Windows8 theme

WPF RadPipsPager with the Windows8 theme

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