• .NET

    Save Development Time with the Theme Viewer for RadControls for WinForms

    With the number of the themes in our suite constantly increasing (two more are coming in Q1 2011) it will surely take some time to review all of them for the different controls. This may sound like a simple problem, however the plot thickens when you are creating a new theme and you would like to know whether your forms look properly with your custom theme, and whether you are not missing an unstyled element here and there. As a result, in Q1 2011 we will introduce a new tool that solve these issues for you, and will save you time...
  • .NET

    Changing Silverlight application themes at runtime

    We have received a lot of questions how can the application theme be changed at run time. The most important thing here to mark is that each time the application theme is changed all the controls should be re-drawn. Without going into too much detail, we could explain the application themes as a mechanism to replace the content of the Generic.xaml file in every loaded Telerik assembly at runtime. This does not affect the controls that already have default style applied, hence the need to create new instances. Because in the Silverlight applications the RootVisual cannot be changed at run time, we...
  • .NET Mobile

    50% more ASP.NET skins

      A big thank you guys! Tribute to the generosity of you, our community, we now have 50% more skins available for the telerik ASP.NET components. Check out the latest additions in our Skins Exchange Program and feel free to download a copy for your project. Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorite community skin – we have an Xbox and free RadControls licenses waiting for the winners. Voting will close on September, 15th. Once again, I would like to express our enormous gratitude to everyone who took the time to contribute their custom-made skins to the program. What started as a...
    September 05, 2008
  • .NET Mobile

    Visual Style Builder Survey

    Once again, I am excited to announce the start of a new initiative to improve the user experience with skinning the Telerik controls. We are starting work on a new Visual Style Builder application for the ASP.NET AJAX Controls and a major upgrade of the existing application for the WinForms Controls. The Visual Style Builder will allow easy, point-and-click customization of component skins, eliminating the need to get acquainted with the front-end structure of the controls. The Visual Style Builder will also speed up development of skins across several components - you will be able to define a style once and...
  • .NET Mobile

    Skin Exchange Program

    I am enthusiastic to announce the launch of the Telerik Skin Exchange Program – http://www.telerik.com/skins! We have created a meeting place for community members to exchange home-grown skins for the Telerik ASP.NET AJAX components. We know a lot of you have come up with amazing designs for our components and wanted to enable a platform to show these off and help the community. Seeing the tremendous support you guys give to each other every day on our forums and code library, I am confident you will take up on the initiative so we can build up a useful new resource...