As you all know Telerik always strives to follow the latest UI innovations and improvements that the software market offers. With the release of Microsoft Office 2010 we turned our eyes and efforts into creating a theme that covers this style. As a result in Q3 2010 we introduced the Office2010 theme which followed the silverish look of Microsoft Office 2010.

However, we did not stop there. We wanted to provide the full color palette that Office2010 provides. This is why the Telerik Office2010 theme is going to be followed by new fellow themes – Office2011Black and Office2010Silver:






You should be able to easily differentiate the color style from the theme name (namely Office2010Black and Office2010Blue). For consistency, in Q1 2011 we are going to change the name of Office2010 to Office2010Silver. This will come as a small breaking change for the existing applications built with an older version of RadControls for WinForms, but we believe that this change is for the good and it will be easy to fix.

After you update to Q1 2011 you will need to remove the Office2010 reference and add a reference to the Telerik.WinControls.Themes.Office2010Silver.dll assembly. After that, search your solution for “Office2010Theme” and replace this string with “Office2010SilverTheme”. This should change the type of the Office2010 theme component to Office2010Silver. And finally, set the Office2010Silver theme to your control(s) as shown below:

ThemeResolutionService.ApplicationThemeName = "Office2010Silver"
// or for example 
radGridView1.ThemeName = "Office2010Silver";


We hope that you will like the new themes and will be happy to hear your feedback after Q1 2011 is released.

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Nikolay Diyanov

Diyanov is the Product Manager of the Native Mobile UI division at Progress. Delivering outstanding solutions that make developers' lives easier is his passion and the biggest reward in his work. In his spare time, Nikolay enjoys travelling around the world, hiking, sun-bathing and kite-surfing.

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