Change Combo box color

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  1. BET
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    Feb 2013

    Posted 13 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,
     My telerik controls version is 2013.1.417.40. My combo boxes are appearing in gray color. I want to change the combobox color to  white.
    our old telerik controls version was 2012.2.724.40 and the combo box color was white.
    we want to maintain the color consistency of the combo boxes with the new telerik controls.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Boyan Dimitrov
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    Posted 16 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hello,

    Indeed there are breaking changes in 2012 Q3. For more details please check this out. Please try to change only combo's sprite or set AllowCustomText to true in order to have the RadComboBox appearance look used in 2012 Q2. 
    //markup code

    <telerik:RadComboBox runat="server" ID="RadComboBox1"
              AllowCustomText="true" >
       </telerik:RadComboBox>

    Kind regards,
    Boyan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
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  4. BET
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    Posted 16 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Boyan, 
     Thank you for the response.
      I added AllowCustomText="true", now the combo box is appearing as white but the drop down is appearing as gray. Please see attached screenshot.
    Thanks
  5. Boyan Dimitrov
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    Posted 21 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I am afraid that we would need a bit more time  to change that drop down color. I would like to assure you that I will post  here a workaround as soon as possible. 

    Thank you for understanding. 

    Kind regards,
    Boyan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
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  6. AratiS
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    Posted 21 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Boyan,

    Were you able to get a workaround for this issue?. We are facing this in all of our applications, appreciate if you can provide a resolution ASAP.

    Thanks,
    Arati
  7. AratiS
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    Posted 21 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Boyan,

    Were you able to get a workaround for this issue?. We are facing this in all of our applications, appreciate if you can provide a resolution ASAP.

    Thanks,
    Arati
  8. Ivan Zhekov
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    Posted 26 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Hi, Arati.

    As Boyan has noted, the change is not a bug or an issue, instead it's an improvement in terms of usability, as outline in the forum thread he referenced -- http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/aspnet-ajax/combobox/possible-breaking-changes-2012-q3.aspx.

    The main point of this improvement is:
    -- if it looks like a textbox, then you can write in it (ComboBox with custom text, RadInput)
    -- If it looks like a button, then you can select a value from a list (Combo w/o custom text, DropDownList etc)

    There were, as pointed out in this thread some visual discrepancies and we are targeting them.

    ---

    That said, there are customers like you, who are not pleased with the way the control looks. In such cases we prepare a modified version of the sprite image. To do so we need to know the skin you are using.

    Note:The above modifications do not apply for any skin newer than 2012 Q3 (currently BlackMetroTouch, Silk and Glow), as well as for ComboBox light-weight rendering skins.

    Regards,
    Ivan Zhekov
    Telerik
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  9. AratiS
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    Posted 26 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Ivan,

    Thank you for the response.
    We are using Outlook skin for our combo boxes. So going forward will I have to use a modified sprite image every time I upgrade to a newer telerik version? Also, can you please let me know if using a customized sprite image could cause any issues?

    Thanks,
    Arati
  10. Ivan Zhekov
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    Posted 01 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hello, Arati.

    I have attached the a sample page with two comboboxes (with and without custom text) with the skin patch applied.

    Regards,
    Ivan Zhekov
    Telerik
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  11. AratiS
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    Posted 01 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks Ivan for sending me the customized skin.
    Do I need to copy these files into my telerik folder?  (C:\Program Files\Telerik\RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2013\Skins\Outlook), 
    Also, I had following questions about using this customized skin.
    - Going forward will I have to use a modified sprite image every time I upgrade to a newer telerik version?
    - Can you please let me know if using a customized sprite image could cause any issues?



  12. Ivan Zhekov
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    Posted 02 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hello, Arati.

    Placing the file
    You need to place the file within your project e.g. your web site and reference the CSS file.

    New custom sprite on upgrade?
    It's unlikely that you will have to modify it. Still, as we deprecate the classic render mode, you will not be use the customized rendering.

    Possible issues
    Again, unlikely. The css file targets only Outlook skin and only if you include it i.e. it's a safe scenario.

    Regards,
    Ivan Zhekov
    Telerik
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