Exporting a theme as a package after color blending

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  1. Thibaut
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    Posted 26 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I am using the windows 7 theme. I want my application color to be red so I use color blending. I am not totally satisfied with the result, so I would like to edit the generated red theme in the VSB as it is mentioned in this blog post :

    http://blogs.telerik.com/blogs/posts/08-10-31/chameleon_skinning_coming_up_to_winforms_in_q3_2008.aspx
    "And finally if the resulting skin still needs some touches, you can export the modified theme data to xml files, and tweak them using the Visual Style Builder app, as much as you wish. "

    To export the theme I used the code attached in this thread, that uses XmlStyleBuilderRegistration objects.
    http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/winforms/themes-and-visual-style-builder/theme-and-addcolorblend-not-working.aspx

    This code generated 56 Xml files. I start the VSB and hit "Open directory" to load all xml file but VSB says that these files are old and no more supported.

    How can I export a color blended theme to edit it in the new VSB?

    Thank You
    Regards
    Thibaut
  2. Thibaut
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    Posted 31 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello again,

    According to this thread http://www.telerik.com/help/winforms/tools-visual-style-builder-working-with-visual-style-builder-loading-themes-created-with-the-old-vsb.html it seems that only repository items can be imported from old theme versions.

    I think I will make my changes to the base Windows 7 theme, the changes will still be reflected when the color blending happens.

    Regards
    Thibaut
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    Stefan
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    Posted 31 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Thibaut,

    Thank you contacting me.

    The blog and the forum thread that you have been looking at are old and they concern an already outdated theming mechanism which we no longer use. Since Q1 2010 when we have introduced a brand new and improved mechanism which currently does not support saving dynamically introduced changed to the theme.

    Let me know if you have additional questions.
     
    Best wishes,
    Stefan
    the Telerik team
    Q3’10 SP1 of RadControls for WinForms is available for download; also available is the Q1'11 Roadmap for Telerik Windows Forms controls.
  5. Thibaut
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    Posted 31 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Stefan

    Thank you for the clarification.

    I tried changing the base theme (without color blending) and it works well.

    Regards
    Thibaut

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