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Getting Started with WPF TileList

This tutorial will walk your through the creation of a sample application that contains RadTileList and will show you how:

  • Add RadTileList to your project

  • Select RadTileList's Tile

  • Reorder RadTileList's Tile

Assembly References

To use the RadTileList in your projects you have to add references to the following assemblies:

  • Telerik.Windows.Controls
  • Telerik.Windows.Data

You can find the required assemblies for each control from the suite in the Controls Dependencies help article.

Adding Telerik Assemblies Using NuGet

To use RadTileList 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.

Creating RadTileList

  • Create a new WPF project

  • Add RadTileList as demonstrated below:

Example 1: Defining RadTileList


Two lines of code are important here:

  • The import of the Telerik schema:

Example 2: Importing the Telerik schema

  • The declaration of the RadTileList control inside the Grid:

Example 3: Declaring RadTileList inside a Grid container

<Grid Background="White"> 
  <telerik:RadTileList > 

Now if you run the application, you have an empty Tile

Rad Tile List Getting Started image WPF

Select a Tile

You can select a Tile by clicking or tapping on it. The selected Tile will look like:

Rad Tile List Getting Started Selected Tile WPF

RadTileList's Tile Types

You can specify the Tile type through its property - TileType.

There are three types of Tiles:

  • Single

  • Double

  • Quadruple

Rad Tile List Getting Started Tile Types image WPF

The default Tile's type is - Double.

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 RadTileList, you will need to merge the following resources:

    • Telerik.Windows.Controls

Example 4 demonstrates how to merge the ResourceDictionaries so that they are applied globally for the entire application.

Example 4: 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.

Figure 1 shows a RadTileList with the Windows8 theme applied.

Figure 1: RadTileList with the Windows8 theme

RadTileList with Windows8 theme

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