Available for: Windows 8.1

Define RadRadialMenu as a Static Resource

If you wish to reuse the same RadRadialMenu for different targets, then you could define it as a static resource. The problem is that the RadRadialMenu is a FrameworkElement and if you define it directly in the Resources of the Page, it will be attached to the visual tree as a child of the Page. This leads to a problem - when the menu is used as a contex menu, it is visualized in a popup; if the menu is already in the children collection of the page, it can not be added as a child of the popup.

As a workaround you can create a class that has a RadRadialMenu property that will hold the instance of the radial menu we will reuse. This class is not a FrameworkElement, hence it will not be added to the visual tree and we will avoid the problem.

public class RadialMenuProvider
    public RadRadialMenu Menu { get; set; }

Now we can define an instance of this class in the Resources of the Page.

    <local:RadialMenuProvider x:Key="menuProvider">
                <telerikPrimitives:RadialMenuItem Header="Item 1"/>
                <telerikPrimitives:RadialMenuItem Header="Item 2"/>
                <telerikPrimitives:RadialMenuItem Header="Item 3"/>

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