• .NET Mobile

    How to Customize Telerik's ASP.NET PivotGrid Cells Using the Built-in Templates

    Wondering how to customize the cells of RadPivotGrid? Read the full story about the recently-introduced template support to find out.
  • .NET Mobile

    How to set a custom height for RadButton and RadFormDecorated buttons in ASP.NET AJAX

    Lately we’ve been receiving one question quite often - is it possible to increase the RadButton and / or RadFormDecorator’s button default height. Usually people are trying to set the needed value to the Height property: <telerik:RadFormDecorator runat="server" DecoratedControls="All" /> <asp:Button runat="server" Text="RadForm Button" Height="40" /> <telerik:RadButton runat="server" Text="RadButton" Height="40"> </telerik:RadButton>   But the result is not pretty:      By default the RadButton as well as ASP Buttons and inputs of type=”button” decorated by the RadFormDecorator are visually built with sprite images that apply a specific gradient to the element. The sprite image has a specific height, which means you cannot just change the button’s height property because the sprite image will be either cut off or...
  • .NET

    Setting custom skin for the web report viewer

    I've been asked a few times by clients how to customize the web report viewer's skins, so they can better match their company identity. I would try to describe 'the process' in this post. We are trying to stay close to the approach used for the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, so one who has used our web controls would be pleasantly surprised to find two familiar properties in Telerik Reporting - Skin and SkinsPath. As their names suggest, the first one is used to specify the name of the skin, while the second one specifies the path where this skin can be found. Let's start with...
  • .NET

    WPF / Silverlight: RadChart PointMark Customization

    April 14, 2009 Share
    RadChart supported point mark visual indicators for chart series like Line, Area, Spline, etc. from version one, however, customization of these indicators was hard and certainly not for the faint-hearted. With the latest version of the control released this week (Q1 2009 SP1) we introduced two major improvements that significantly simplify the interaction with the point mark indicators.   Option 1: Customizing the appearance of the point marks through the PointMark API and predefined point mark shapes RadChart supports 8 predefined shapes that you can use for the point marks (members of the Telerik.Windows.Controls.Charting.MarkerShape enumeration): Circle (default) Diamond Hexagon Triangle Square SquareRounded StarFiveRay StarEightRay   Here is a sample code snippet that demonstrates...
  • .NET

    WPF: Customizing the chart series appearance in RadChart

    January 06, 2009 Share
    RadChart comes with a versatile collection of preset themes (Summer, Vista, Office). At times you may wish to use one of the predefined themes but customize its appearance a bit to fit your specific scenario / application and the control provides easy mechanism to achieve the desired effect. RadChart uses the concept of style palettes in order to style the various chart series. There are distinct style palettes for the various series types (Line, Bar, Pie, etc.) and each palette can contain as many style elements as you want -- the first style is applied to the first chart series of...