WPF OneNote Inspired Radial Menu (Now available in v14.2)

Thinking Out Loud
10 November 2014

With our upcoming release, we'll add a new OneNote inspired WPF control to our product portfolio. If you've used OneNote in the past or the DevExpress WinForms Radial Menu we released some time ago, you'll be familiar with the features and capabilities of this new WPF control. If you're considering using a Radial Menu in your next project but are undecided, you may want to review the following article to better understand its implementation within Microsoft OneNote.

WPF OneNote Inspired Radial Menu


Like our PopupMenu, the DevExpress WPF Radial Menu can be set using the BarManager.DXContextMenu property:

<dxb:BarManager.DXContextMenu>

    <dxb:RadialContextMenu .../>
</dxb:BarManager.DXContextMenu>

The following is brief summary of the features we'll ship in v14.2:

  • Supports two states: expanded and collapsed. When collapsed, only the central button is visible. When a user clicks this button, the menu expands and displays all menu items associated with the control.
  • Just like the DevExpress Popup Menu, the Radial Menu works with bar items, allowing you to easily convert an existing DevExpress Popup Menu to the new Radial Menu.
  • The Radial Menu can be displayed on-screen with both a left and right mouse clicks (as well as tap & hold for touch-first devices).
  • You can control menu layout as needs dictate (for example, you can define minimum number of sectors or the first item index).
  • Both the BarSplitButtonItem and BarSplitCheckItem support standard dropdowns. This can be useful when you need to display a list of items (for example, a font list).

As always, we welcome your comments and feedback. Let us know what you think.

6 comment(s)
Marco G.
Marco G.

Hi,

that's great. It's one more feature of your super WinForms components that has become available in WPF.

But, I want to see more (complete) feature parity between WinForms and WPF. What about the following components:

WinForms Report Designer => fully functional WPF Report Designer

WinForms FilterControl => WPF FilterControl with the same functionality

... and all the oter great WinForms components with all its functionality that are still not available in WPF!

Thank you DevExpress.

10 November, 2014
Kenny B
Kenny B

Excellent, I've been waiting for this!

13 November, 2014
Peter Wood
Peter Wood

Agree with the others, please keep pushing on with WPF control improvements and new controls.  It's a much better platform than WinForms, and we have moved all of our new development to WPF.

17 November, 2014
Ranjith S P
Ranjith S P

Hi DevExpress Team,

That's looking great . Waiting for your release .

17 November, 2014
Steve Sharkey
Steve Sharkey

I would definitely say my failure to transition from WinForms to WPF is down to the more complete toolset available to WinForms compared with WPF. The eye candy is nice but it's pure functionality that keeps my customers coming back.

18 November, 2014
chris bolden
chris bolden

when/will this control be available for windows store apps?

9 January, 2015

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