RadContextMenu item size/spacing

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  1. BJ
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    Apr 2013

    Posted 02 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    I am working with a RadContextMenu attached to a RadTreeView.  When I am using the default theme, the spacing between the menu items is similar to menus in most Windows applications.  When I switch to the Windows 7 theme (which I would like to use), the space between the menu items is much larger.  Is there a way to modify the context menu spacing to be similar to the control default when I am using the Windows 7 theme?  Do I have to create a custom theme?

    .NET 4.0 WinForms application
    Visual Studio 2010
    Telerik 2013 Q2
  2. Dimitar
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    Posted 04 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hello BJ Myers,

    Thank you for writing.

    You do not need to create a new theme, you can edit the Windows7 theme to display similar context menu. If you do not know how to extract predefined themes consider the following link: Loading Predefined Themes.

    Once you open the Windows7 theme in the VIsual Style Builder there are few easy steps to reduce ContextMenu items spacing:
    • Expand RadMenuDropDown and select RadMenuItem
    • Expand RadMenuItem in Elements window 
    • Change the RadMenuItem, margin padding or any other property to style the menu.
    I have attached a picture to illustrate the steps I took.

    I hope this helps. Should you have any other questions do not hesitate to ask.

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