Getting Started with WPF Rating (SfRating)

This section explains how to configure the SfRating control in a real-time scenario and also provides a walk-through on some of the customization features available in the SfRating control.

Assembly deployment

Refer to the control dependencies section to get the list of assemblies or NuGet package that needs to be added as a reference to use the SfRating control in any application.

You can find more details about installing the NuGet package in a WPF application in the following link:
How to install nuget packages

Creating Application with SfRating control

In this walk through, user will create a WPF application that contains SfRating control.

  1. Creating project
  2. Adding control via designer
  3. Adding control manually in XAML
  4. Adding control manually in C#

Creating project

Below section provides detailed information to create new project in Visual Studio to display SfRating control.

Adding control via designer

The SfRating control can be added to the application by dragging it from Toolbox and dropping it in designer. The required assembly will be added automatically.

Adding control via designer

Adding control manually in XAML

In order to add SfRating control manually in XAML, do the below steps,

  1. Add the below required assembly references to the project,

    • Syncfusion.SfShared.WPF
    • Syncfusion.SfInput.WPF
  2. Import Syncfusion WPF schema http://schemas.syncfusion.com/wpf in XAML page.

  3. Declare SfRating in XAML page.

<Window x:Class="SfRating_GettingStarted.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
        xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
        xmlns:local="clr-namespace:SfRating_GettingStarted"
        mc:Ignorable="d"
        Title="SfRating Application" Height="450" Width="800"
        xmlns:syncfusion="http://schemas.syncfusion.com/wpf">

    <Grid>
        <syncfusion:SfRating ItemsCount="5" Width="150"/>
    </Grid>
</Window>

Add control manually in C#

In order to add SfRating control manually in C#, do the below steps,

  1. Add the below required assembly references to the project,

    • Syncfusion.SfShared.WPF
    • Syncfusion.SfInput.WPF
  2. Import SfRating namespace Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.Input.

  3. Create SfRating control instance and add it to window.

using Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.Input;

namespace SfRating_GettingStarted
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class MainWindow : Window
    {
        
        public MainWindow()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            //Creating an instance of SfRating control. 
            SfRating newrating = new SfRating()
            {
                ItemsCount = 5,
                Width = 150
            };
            //Adding SfRating as window content.
            this.Content = rating;
        }
    }
}

Customize number of rating items

The number of rating items to be displayed can be customized using ItemCounts property in SfRating control.

NOTE

The default value of ItemsCount is 0.

<syncfusion:SfRating ItemsCount="5" Width="150"/>
SfRating rating = new SfRating()
{
    ItemsCount = 5,
    Width = 150
};

Set value

The display value to be selected among the rating items can be set in the SfRating control using Value property.

NOTE

By default, value of this property is 0.

<syncfusion:SfRating ItemsCount="5" Value="3" Width="150"/>
SfRating rating = new SfRating()
{
    ItemsCount = 5,
    Width = 150,
    Value = 3
};

Precision of selection

The SfRating control provides option to rate the items in full, half, and exact value using the Precision property.

NOTE

By default, the value of Precision property is Standard.

<syncfusion:SfRating ItemsCount="5" Precision="Exact" Width="150"/>
SfRating rating = new SfRating()
{
    ItemsCount = 5,
    Width = 150,
    Precision = Syncfusion.Windows.Primitives.Precision.Standard
};

SfRating Getting Started

View Sample in GitHub