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If you edit a RadSplitButtontElement or another element by the Element Hierarchy Editor
, you should know that these settings are applied to one instance only. If you want to apply the same settings on another instance, you should again open the Element Hierarchy Editor and set the properties manually.
For the case, where you want to have one and the same style for numerous instances, you should use themes. As you can notice in our Help Documentation, themes can be created with the help of Visual Style Builder
. When you have a theme loaded into your project
, you should just set the ThemeName
of the control instances or ApplicationThemeName
for the whole application. Please note that RadElements do not have a ThemeName property - they get their style according to the theme and style set to the owner control.
So, in your case you should use themes if you want to have one and the same style applied to all RadDropDownButtonElement instances that have RadToolStrip.ThemeName property equal to Vista.
I am attaching a sample project where this approach is demonstrated. You need to have themes for RadSplitButton and/or RadDropDownButton (depending on which button you are using) with ThemeName Vista.
We will address the issue regarding RadSplitButtonElement and RadDropDownButtonElement Vista themes in one of our next releases. I am updating your Telerik points for the feedback.
the Telerik team