Telerik Themes and Native Silverlight Control Themes

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  1. Robert
    Robert avatar
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    Dec 2008

    Posted 02 Aug 2010 Link to this post


    What is the best method for creating a custom theme in an application that uses both native silverlight controls and Telerik controls?

    The concept for creating a theme in Blend is understood, I'm looking for the best method for blanketing all the components, Telerik and native in one theme.  We also plan to duplicate and adjust the theme to create additional themes or at least create just a different set of brushes to apply without making any changes to the templates.

    My understanding is that it is not possible to apply a native silverlight theme like Cosmopolitan or Windows7 to the Telerik controls, correct?

    Thank you,
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    Miroslav avatar
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    Posted 05 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Robert,

    With the Silverlight controls we distribute the source code of our themes, this should be a good starting point.

    We also provide styles for the default controls as well, but they must be applied explicitly, by setting the telerik:StyleManager.Theme property.

    This is the fastest way to achieve a consistent look.

    The brushes for our themes are either in a shared file or at the beginning of each resource dictionary, so changing just the colours of a theme should be straightforward.

    Currently we have a Windows7 theme but unfortunately no Cosmopolitan.

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  4. Robert
    Robert avatar
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    Dec 2008

    Posted 10 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Miroslav,

    Excellent, thank you for the reply.

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