Consistent MainWindow and Dialog theming, how?

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  1. Martin
    Martin avatar
    7 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2012

    Posted 19 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Our application MainWindow is derived from RadRibbonWindow, our dialogs and other popups are derived from RadWindow.

    RadWindow applies theming to its non-client area, RadRibbonWindow ignores the current theme and has the stock Win7 Aero chrome. This inconsistency looks ridiculous. How do we get it so that it is consistent?

    We can easily make it so that our dialogs do not have the themed non-client area by deriving them from Window instead of RadWindow, but then the selected theme is not applied by all of the dialog's controls which looks even worse.

    What would you suggest?
  2. Tina Stancheva
    Tina Stancheva avatar
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    Posted 20 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Martin,

    Unfortunately at the moment the RadRibbonWindow can only be styled to use the Telerik built-in themes in a non-aero Windows theme. However, we've already fixed this and you'll be able to test it with the latest internal build.

    In order to apply the built-in Telerik themes on the RibbonWindow, you need to follow the steps described in this article. Please note that we haven't yet fully tested this fix and we'll appreciate your feedback. Also, the documentation notes that the theming approach can only be used for non-aero based Widnows themes, but as soon as we properly test the fix and release it with Q1 2013, we'll update the article.

    Kind regards,
    Tina Stancheva
    the Telerik team

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