Tutorial request - Color changer

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  1. Murray
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    Aug 2010

    Posted 28 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Would be possible to get a tutorial on how you change colors (using transparent theme) as you have done in the Silverlight sample application "Holiday Planner"? I've downloaded the application but as I'm a designer I find it hard to figure out how it is implimented due to it being a viewmodel project, and VS2010 throwing and exception on MainPage.xaml (Exception was thrown on "DataTemplate": Invalid XAML).

    A simple project and tutorial would be VERY helpful as the principle of using a transparent skin and simply dynamically changing some background colors (I think that's what you are doing?) is exactly what I want to do with our application!

    Thank you for taking the time to read my request!

    Murray Eaton
  2. Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 29 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Murray,

    The concept of the transparent theme is as follows :

    The telerik control is transparent and  this way the final appearance depends on the background set behind the control .
    Such demo you may find here : http://blogs.telerik.com/kalinmilanov/posts/10-06-09/how_do_you_see_something_which_is_transparent.aspx

    There is a small online demo app in the blog. On the left, there is a color picker . You can click on the different colors and test the appearance with different colors.

    In general all you need to do is just place a border behind the transparent telerik control. Setting different colors to this border should do the trick .

    Pavel Pavlov
    the Telerik team
    Browse the videos here>> to help you get started with RadControls for WPF
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