Custom Theme Breaks

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  1. Paul
    Paul avatar
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    Feb 2009

    Posted 27 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    On the application that I am developing, we were using the 2008 (Q3? - Late Fall) release and pulled a custom theme project from a Telerik blog and I no longer cna remember who's blog it was that I found that project. However, we purchased the Telerik controls this spring and installed th Q1 2009 version. The problem is that the old custom theme does not work with the new one. All of the changes that we made to the brushes no longer have any effect. It stays the default black theme. Is there a new project out there to customize the looks of the RadControls. I know they should be customizable, however, I can't get them to change at all. They really conflict with the desired look and feel of our application. 
  2. Todd Anglin
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    Aug 2005

    Posted 27 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Paul-

    I think that the Q1 2009 release changed the way many of the RadControls for Silverlight were styled, so I expect you will need to update your custom themes. To do that, you have a couple of options:

    1. The simplest approach is to open the RadControls in Blend > Select a control > Click the "Edit control template..." menu action > and then edit a copy of the default template. This will create a copy of the default XAML template that you can start editing right away.
    2. If you want to edit one of the non-default themes, a little more work is required. The tutorial for editing the non-defualt themes is not yet posted, but if you'd like an early draft, simply open a support ticket and the support team can send it to you.

    The good news is that all RadControls in Q1 are fully Blend 2 compatibile, which means you can edit any of their templates directly in Blend. Hopefully that will help you get started with your XAML customizations.

    Hope that helps-
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