Hello everyone and welcome back to XAMLFlix Tuesday! In this episode, we are going to take a look at the powerful RadDataPager for Silverlight and WPF. As you go through the video series, you will see just how easy this control is to work with and that it delivers a powerful punch. This will not only impress your client, but your boss! Let’s get started.
What is RadDataPager?
RadDataPager provides the user with a navigation interface to page through any collection of data. The control provides paged data source to any data-bound controls. RadDataPager is extremely helpful when working with large collections of data, providing Data Virtualization when working with the RadGridView.
- Getting Started with RadDataPager – In this video, we will see how easy it is to get started with RadDataPager. We will begin by adding RadDataPager to RadGridView and demonstrate how it allows you to split your data into pages and display it in a user friendly way. (Download the Project)
- Interact with the End User before the Page Changes – In most cases, you should make sure there are no unfinished actions by the user (such as unsubmitted data) before continuing to the next page. In this video, we will prompt the user with a MessageBox making sure their latest changes have been saved before proceeding. (Download the Project)
- Creating Custom Converters with RadDataPager – In this video, we will take a look at implementing the IValueConverter interface with RadDataPager to customize actions when our application needs it. We will read the PageIndex property from RadDataPager and expose it in a TextBlock in our application. (Download the Project)
Wrap-Up & Share Your Thoughts
I hope this three part video series helped you get up to speed with RadDataPager. Thanks for reading (and watching) and if you have any questions or comments then please let me know.
Also, keep watching the XAMLflix page as we are releasing two new videos series along with a written tutorial each and every week.