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Getting Started with WPF Menu

This topic will walk you through the creating of RadRadialMenu.

To use RadRadialMenu in your project you have to add references to the following two assemblies:

  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.dll
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation.dll

Adding Telerik Assemblies Using NuGet

To use RadRadialMenu when working with NuGet packages, install the Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation.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.

RadRadialMenu as a Normal Menu

You can include the control in your page by either dragging it from the toolbox in Visual Studio, or manually creating the control. Below is an example of how to create the RadRadialMenu control in code behind and XAML code:

Creating RadRadialMenu

    <telerik:RadRadialMenuItem Header="Item 1" /> 
    <telerik:RadRadialMenuItem Header="Item 2" /> 
    <telerik:RadRadialMenuItem Header="Item 3" /> 
where telerik namespace is defined like this:

Creating RadRadialMenu with code

var radialMenu = new RadRadialMenu(); 
radialMenu.Items.Add(new RadRadialMenuItem() { Header = "Item 1" }); 
radialMenu.Items.Add(new RadRadialMenuItem() { Header = "Item 2" }); 
radialMenu.Items.Add(new RadRadialMenuItem() { Header = "Item 3" }); 

RadRadialMenu as a Context Menu

Here is a simple example demonstrating how to declare a RadRadialMenu instance as a context menu for a TextBox using its ShowEventName and HideEventName properties.

RadialMenu as a ContextMenu

<TextBox Text="Some Text"> 
        <telerik:RadRadialMenu ShowEventName="GotFocus" HideEventName="LostFocus"> 
            <telerik:RadRadialMenuItem Header="Item 1" /> 
            <telerik:RadRadialMenuItem Header="Item 2" /> 
            <telerik:RadRadialMenuItem Header="Item 3" /> 
For further reference check RadRadialMenu as a ContextMenu topic.

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.

To change the theme, you can follow the steps below:

  • 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 RadRadialMenu, you will need to merge the following resources:

    • Telerik.Windows.Controls
    • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation

Example 1 demonstrates how to merge the ResourceDictionaries so that they are applied globally for the entire application.

Example 1: 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"/> 
            <ResourceDictionary Source="/Telerik.Windows.Themes.Windows8;component/Themes/Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation.xaml"/> 

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

Figure 1 shows a RadRadialMenu with the Windows8 theme applied.

Figure 1: RadRadialMenu with the Windows8 theme

RadRadialMenu with Windows8 theme

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