Visual Bugs in a Ribbon Form

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  1. DoomerDGR8
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    Posted 13 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello. I have used a RadRibbonForm and dropped a Windows7Theme on it. I explicitly specified the theme name on the controls (RibbonBar, StatusStrip). The Visual Studio IDE shows me the correct Office 2010-like ribbon interface. How ever, upon running on my Windows 7 x64 machine, The rendered form look somewhat different.

    Please see attached image.

    Also, I'm tired of specifying the theme on every element. I'm using Visual Inheritance and my Base form has an instance of Windows7Theme element dropped on it with it's modifiers being Private. All forms inheriting the Base Form are rendering with Windows7 theme but all elements on the form(s) are not. I have asked this question here as well.

    Please help me out, kindly.
  2. Richard Slade
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    Posted 13 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello,

    The items in the menu that you have pointed out are themed. This style is part of the Windows7Theme (see attached screenshot).
    You can specify a theme for the entire application. Please have a look at the documentation at this link

    Hope that helps
    If you have any questions, please let me know
    Richard
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  4. DoomerDGR8
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    Posted 13 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    It doesn't look good ... the brown menu... And what about the text appearing corrupt for the Ribbon's Quick Access buttons? Why doesn't my runtime-form look like the design-time form? It looks like the application's title bar is being rendered by Windows 7 and not by the Telerik's theme.
  5. Richard Slade
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    Posted 13 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello,

    On my machine (Win7 64bit) there is no difference between the two I'm afriad. The theme renders correctly in my opinion and there is no corruption of text in the quick access area either.

    If the colours are not to your taste, then you can use visual Style Builder to create your own custom theme.
    If you have any other questions ot comments, please let me know
    Thanks
    Richard
  6. Richard Slade
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    Posted 13 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hassan,

    Additionally, you can load and alter the existing Windows7Theme as described in this forum post
    Regards,
    Richard
  7. Richard Slade
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    Posted 14 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    For anyone reading this, the answer to the original question regarding the corrupt quick access bar items can be found here
    Richard
  8. Peter
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    Posted 18 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Hassan,

    Thank you for the writing.

    I would suggest that you follow Richard's answer regarding the process of tuning existing themes.
    Please refer to this help article about Visual Style Builder and theme editing.

    Do not hesitate to contact us if you have other questions.

    Kind regards,

    Peter
    the Telerik team

     

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