PanelBar Display with Transparent Background

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  1. SB_PRO1
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    Oct 2009

    Posted 07 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hello
    Basically I trying to Learn the theme part. Now I am creating Theme for RADPanelBar  I want you to please have a look at this image


    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadgethd.com/media/2009/04/moxi-dvr-md-guide.jpg

    Now on left hand side you will notice some channels List, See 3rd last (ESPNEWS) if you see that they have color and at same time they have transparent background which is reflecting on the button/sub item of PanelBar. I tried using Theme Builder but was not able to make such Panel Bar with Transparent effect. In short what I need is to guide me how can I make a panel bar (RAD control), with some color effects as well as transparent effect. Can you please guide? Please refer to the Image and see the button, ESPNEWS, A’s at Yankees they have colors as well as transparent background.

    Regards

     

  2. Robert
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    Posted 08 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hello SB_PRO1,

    This forum post actually contains an example of how to set up a control to use transparency effects:

    In Visual Style builder, most of the objects you can edit will have an Opacity property. This property takes a decimal value between zero and one. Depending on how low or high this value is will determine the intensity of the transparency effect for the control. You also have the option of setting an alpha value on the various color settings of these objects. If you select a color property and click on the “…” to open the color picker, there will be an “A:” color. This color works the same as a typical RGB color and takes values from 0 – 255. 0 being completely transparent and 255 being completely opaque.

    I hope this helps.

    - Robert
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  4. SB_PRO1
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    Posted 08 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Robert
    Thanks for your reply. Well I checked it and Nothing comes up as needed. I even set the Opacity of the Control in Visual Style Builder to 0.6 and when I use that theme god knows where its taking the colors from. I did added theme manager and did what was required. I have attached the XML File, which theme builder needs. Hope it helps

    Anyone can please help on this?

    Regards
    PS: Please remname the attached file to XML.
  5. Robert
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    Posted 08 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hello SB_PRO1,

    Here is a theme & example project that shows how to create a transparent RadPanelBar:
    http://blogs.telerik.com/Libraries/Robert_Shoemate_s_Documents/TransparentPanelBarTheme.sflb?download=true

    - Robert
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