13.4. Improving the Home Page with a Dashboard

Visitors like to see a home page that displays some information, not just an empty page with a bunch of menu options. Many applications implement some kind of dashboard for the landing page, with relevant summary information. Let's add a dashboard to the sample application.

13.5.1. Implementing RadTileView

For the dashboard, we will implement a RadTileView control. This control is a container for objects of type RadTileViewItem, although it can also be classified as a layout control like Grid and StackPanel. Items are displayed in the form of boxes that can be dragged with the mouse to a new location, and only one item at a time can be maximized.

Each RadTileViewItem is capable of implementing ...

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