Hi Colin Watts,
Sorry for the misunderstanding, but our support system shows that you are posting tickets under the Deloitte account which is registered to Uday Mandaa. Could you confirm that you do not belong to this company and also specify the name of the organization you are working for?
Apart from that I am republishing here the reply to the problem under discussion along with the accompanying sample application:
The solution to your requirements is to inherit the TelerikSPRadGridWebPart class and extend it for the purpose of you scenario. I am attaching a sample project demonstrating how to do so (in particular, how to change the web part menu items so that SPRadGridDesigner not be there). In addition, I am attaching a custom skin (named Sky) for the grid, menu and input controls. Do note that you have to unpack these css and image files and place them in a Sky directory under the wpresources
location for your web part. In my case, this directory was:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\wpresources\SPRadGridWebPart\22.214.171.124__00dad87d49e2b0c3\Sky
That is, wpresources\<Name of your WebPart assembly>\<assembly key token>\<Nume of custom skin>.
You can find more information on creating custom skins for the telerik control in our online documentation. For example:
Hope this information will guide you through your own implementation.
the Telerik team
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