How caI disable Skins in all Telerik controls ?

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  1. Michel
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    Posted 05 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Is there a "master" Property I can set to disable all coloring from Telerik ?

    I want the basic Windows' current Theme to be displayed...

    Thanks !
  2. Vanya Pavlova
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    Posted 05 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Michel,

     

    Office_Black theme is the default theme for all RadControls-Silverlight, WPF. You may apply to these controls any other theme as part of the Telerik theme suite. If  you want to change the theme to match the default Windows basic theme you may create your own custom theme to achieve the desired look and feel.

     

    Best wishes,
    Vanya Pavlova
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  4. Michel
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    Posted 08 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    So there is no way to "disable" the default theme ?
    All I want is to see the standard behavior for the controls.
    It is strange that I have to go through the trouble of creating a new theme... 
    Is there a "NoTheme" theme I can download ?
    Thank you.
  5. Vlad
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    Posted 08 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi,

     "NoTheme" theme will be equal to no XAML - you will simply not see anything.

    Kind regards,
    Vlad
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  6. David
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    Posted 09 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Michel,

    To clarify, Telerik do not provide a theme that matches the style of the theme used by the system controls. To emulate this style, a custom Telerik theme will need to be created and applied to the Telerik controls.

    As I understand, all WPF controls require a theme to instruct WPF how to render the control. The system controls themselves have their own theme to emulate the look of standard Windows, however this is an emulated look (for instance, the highlight colors are actually hard-coded into the theme). Without any theme, there are no instructions on how to render the control and you would therefore not see anything.

    It's just a pity that there isn't a Telerik theme that matches the theme used by the system controls. What I've actually done is the reverse and applied the Telerik theme to the system controls for a more uniform appearance, however this also isn't perfect because Telerik does not provide coverage for all system controls in their themes. I achieved this using:
    http://www.telerik.com/community/code-library/wpf/general/284356-global-dynamic-theme-application-to-all-controls.aspx

    I'm trying to get customer support to rally Telerik to extend their themes to cover more system controls at:
    http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/wpf/general-discussions/vote-here-to-show-your-support-telerik-themes-for-wpf.aspx
    however it doesn't look very successful.

    Kind regards,
    Dave.
  7. Michel
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    Posted 09 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Thanks David for the clarification !

    This is unfortunate indeed, I have used DevExpress on other projects and the default behavior was as expected not forcing a custom look on our application...

    The choice of using Telerik for this project will bring more work on our part...

  8. Hristo
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    Posted 10 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Michel,

    RadControls for WPF are a third-party controls and they are built from scratch and have nothing to do with their standard counterparts. This is why our default theme is not a "custom" look but rather the expected one. The main reason for the differences with the standard one is based mainly on clients' requests - most of our clients want to get away from the standard look and feel. This is why we offer 9 built-in themes - all based on clients' feedback.

    Also, I hope you will agree with me that our controls should blend with each other and not with all other themes available from standard controls or competitive vendors. Given the fact that sometimes our clients want to use controls from different vendors, we have provided them the possibility to fully customize our controls so they can achieve the best result for them.

    If you have any specific issues while creating your custom theme, please let me now. Our support officers will do their best to assist you.


    Best wishes,
    Hristo
    Unit Manager
    the Telerik team

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  9. Michel
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    Posted 10 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    I understand. 
    The blame is on our side when the choice was made to use controls with embedded styling...
  10. Christopher Taylor
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    Posted 26 Apr 2012 Link to this post

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  11. Louis
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    Posted 06 Mar 2015 Link to this post

    I like Vlad's answer. Straight to the point no BS like the others. I really respect that and would be willing to buy this product, but the other guys answers make me very hesitant regarding their customer service practices. Remember that the customer is always right and NOT to be so arrogant to get on any senseless confrontation such as this.
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