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Fluid Content Control

RadFluidContentControl is a flexible content control used to build responsive layouts.

This article shows how to integrate the RadFluidContentControl in RadTileView.

RadFluidContentControl exposes three content properties - Content, SmallContent and LargeContent. Only the content of one of these three properties is visible at any given time. The currently visible content can be changed manually by setting the ContentChangeMode property to Manual and selecting the current state using the State property. Or it can be changed automatically using the NormalToLargeThreshold and NormalToSmallThreshold properties.

Automatic Content Changing

By default the currently visible content of RadFluidContentControl is automatically changed based on the current size of the control. To manually define the sizes, set the NormalToLargeThreshold and NormalToSmallThreshold properties. The NormalToSmallThreshold is used to determine when the small content will be shown, in the cases when the normal Content is currently visible and vice versa. The NormalToLargeThreshold property controls when the normal content will be hidden and the LargeContent shown.

The next example works with the following content sizes - SmallContent (200px X 200px), NormalContent (400px X 400px) and LargeContent (600px X 600px).

Example 1: Automatic Content Changing

<telerik:RadFluidContentControl NormalToSmallThreshold="400 400" NormalToLargeThreshold="600 600"> 
    <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
        <Border Background="LightBlue" Width="200" Height="200"> 
            <TextBlock Text="Small Content" /> 
        </Border> 
    </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
    <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
        <Border Background="LightGreen" Width="400" Height="400"> 
            <TextBlock Text="Normal Content" /> 
        </Border> 
    </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
    <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
        <Border Background="LightYellow" Width="600" Height="600"> 
            <TextBlock Text="Large Content" /> 
        </Border> 
    </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
</telerik:RadFluidContentControl> 
The following list describes how to threshold properties work.
  • NormalToSmallThreshold: Setting it to the size of the normal content means that as soon as enough space (400px X 400px from the example) is available, the normal content will be shown. Alternatively, the control will hide the normal content (and show the small content) as soon as the available size is not enough to properly render the normal content.

  • NormalToLargeThreshold: Setting it to the size of the large content means that as soon as enough space (600px X 600px from the example) is available, the large content will be shown. Alternatively, the control will hide the large content (and show the normal content) as soon as the available size is not enough to properly render the large content.

In case you need to specify only the width or height of a threshold, you can set the other value to 0 - this way it will be disregarded.

Manual Content Changing

To change the currently visible content manually, set the ContentChangeMode property of RadFluidContentControl to Manual and select the current state using the State property. The State property can be synced with the TileState property of the RadTileView items.

The following example shows how to use the TileStateChanged event of RadTileView in order to update the State property of RadFluidContentControl.

Example 2: Manual Content Changing

<telerik:RadTileView TileStateChanged="RadTileView_TileStateChanged" Width="600" Height="400"> 
    <telerik:RadTileViewItem Header="Item A"> 
        <telerik:RadFluidContentControl ContentChangeMode="Manual"> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
                <TextBlock Text="Small Content A" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
                <TextBlock Text="Normal Content A" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
                <TextBlock Text="Large Content A" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
        </telerik:RadFluidContentControl> 
    </telerik:RadTileViewItem> 
 
    <telerik:RadTileViewItem Header="Item B"> 
        <telerik:RadFluidContentControl ContentChangeMode="Manual"> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
                <TextBlock Text="Small Content B" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
                <TextBlock Text="Normal Content B" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
                <TextBlock Text="Large Content B" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
        </telerik:RadFluidContentControl> 
    </telerik:RadTileViewItem> 
 
    <telerik:RadTileViewItem Header="Item C"> 
        <telerik:RadFluidContentControl ContentChangeMode="Manual"> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
                <TextBlock Text="Small Content C" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.SmallContent> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
                <TextBlock Text="Normal Content C" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.Content> 
            <telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
                <TextBlock Text="Large Content C" TextAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/> 
            </telerik:RadFluidContentControl.LargeContent> 
        </telerik:RadFluidContentControl> 
    </telerik:RadTileViewItem> 
</telerik:RadTileView> 

Example 3: Handling the TileStateChanged event

private void RadTileView_TileStateChanged(object sender, Telerik.Windows.RadRoutedEventArgs e) 
{ 
    var item = (RadTileViewItem)e.Source; 
    var fluidControl = (RadFluidContentControl)item.Content; 
    switch (item.TileState) 
    { 
        case TileViewItemState.Maximized: 
            fluidControl.State = FluidContentControlState.Large; 
            break; 
        case TileViewItemState.Minimized: 
            fluidControl.State = FluidContentControlState.Small; 
            break; 
        case TileViewItemState.Restored: 
            fluidControl.State = FluidContentControlState.Normal; 
            break; 
    } 
} 
Private Sub RadTileView_TileStateChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Telerik.Windows.RadRoutedEventArgs) 
    Dim item = CType(e.Source, RadTileViewItem) 
    Dim fluidControl = CType(item.Content, RadFluidContentControl) 
 
    Select Case item.TileState 
        Case TileViewItemState.Maximized 
            fluidControl.State = FluidContentControlState.Large 
        Case TileViewItemState.Minimized 
            fluidControl.State = FluidContentControlState.Small 
        Case TileViewItemState.Restored 
            fluidControl.State = FluidContentControlState.Normal 
    End Select 
End Sub 

Fluid Control Large and Small Content
Fluid Control Normal Content

See how to use the Manual ContentChangeMode in a data binding scenario in the Use RadFluidContentControl in RadTileView article.

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