Yes, you're right, I did edit the style of the control in Blend. You can take a look at this article
for more informaiton on how to edit the RadControls ControlTemplates
Basically, you can choose Edit Style to edit the style resources of the control. After clicking 'OK', Expression Blend will generate the default style of the RadPanelBarItem
control in the Resources
section of your Window
(or in a separate ResourceDictionary
- based on your choice in the Edit Style
dialog window). The properties available for the style will be loaded in the 'Properties'
pane and you will be able to modify their default values.
You can modify these properties to achieve the desired appearance. However most of the visual parts of the RadPanelBarItem have to be styled in its template. To modify it, select the style in the 'Objects and Timeline' pane, right-click on it and choose Edit Template -> Edit Current. In the same pane the element parts for the RadPanelBarItem 's template will get loaded.
Choosing Object->Eidt Template will generate the style and the template toghether and will load the the element parts for the RadPanelBarItem 's template in the 'Objects and Timeline' pane.
Object->Edit Additional Styles/Templates allows you to edit additional styles/templates exposed by the RadPanelBarItem class but in this case, you don't have to use any of the options provided in that list.
I hope this information helps.
the Telerik team