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Getting Started

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a simple application with the AccordionControl:

Tip

See the complete example to learn more: How to: Create a Simple Application with the AccordionControl.

Expanded Step 1. Add a Data Model

  1. The AccordionControl can be bound to any object that implements the IEnumerable interface or its descendant (for example, IList, ICollection).

    The code sample below demonstrates a simple data model that is used in this tutorial:

Expanded Steps 2-3. Add a View Model

  1. Create a view model that retrieves data from the data model:

  2. Build the solution. Invoke the main window's smart tag and define its data context as shown in the image below:

Expanded Steps 4-5. Add the AccordionControl to a View

  1. Drag the AccordionControl from the DX.18.2: Navigation & Layout Toolbox tab and drop it onto the main window:

  2. Right-click the control and select Layout | Reset All to allow the AccordionControl to fill the entire window:

Expanded Steps 6-7. Bind the AccordionControl to Data

  1. Invoke the AccordionControl's smart tag and define the ItemsSource field:

  2. Define the ChildrenPath field that specifies the path to the property that contains an accordion item's children:

    Tip

    Refer to the Data Binding topic for details on different approaches to binding the AccordionControl to data.

    The code sample below demonstrates the generated code:

Expanded Step 8. Get the Result

  1. Run the solution to see the result:

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