Which is preferred and recommended way to create skins?

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  1. Wiesław
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    Jun 2013

    Posted 08 May 2015 Link to this post

    Which is prefered and recommended way to create custom skins?

    I know that i can create skin with Visual Style Builder and compile it with acTelerikStylesAssembly to DLL library, which i can attache to SkinManager etc.

    I know that i can copy files from C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for ASP.NET AJAX Q1 2015\Skins, rename it with acTelerikStylesRenaming or manual and place them in App_Themes folder etc.

    But...

    In C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for ASP.NET AJAX Q1 2015\Skins subfolders i have more folders and files than in skin *.zip file downloaded from VisualStyleBuilder. Why? If i create two skins by two different ways, my application will be working in the same way and looks great with both skins?

    I must create four skins for my application (light and dark for normal users and two high contrast for users with some dysfunction), and this will be hard work for me, that i must know how to make it with minimal effort.

    P.S. Sorry for my bad English.

  2. Magdalena
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    Posted 11 May 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Wiesław,

    As styles in the Visual Style Builder are not updated every release, a skin created by Visual Style Builder can be different from a skin copied from the "Telerik\UI for ASP.NET AJAX Q1 2015\Skins" directory. As all skins for classic render modes with gradients and border radius use background images, customizing such skins by Visual Style Builder is limited. We plan to introduce new Theme Builder the next official release where you can customized all skins in lightweight render mode in easier way.

    Regards,
    Magdalena
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  4. Wiesław
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    Jun 2013

    Posted 11 May 2015 in reply to Magdalena Link to this post

    But read this URL:

    http://www.telerik.com/support/code-library/how-to-load-skins-from-external-assemblies

    And now I wan't create my custom DLL with only my own skins, and I don't know if I should copy files from Visual Style Builder or from folders in Program Files.

    Which way is better?

  5. Magdalena
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    Posted 11 May 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Wiesław,

    As styles in the Visual Style Builder are not updated every release, we recommend you to copy files from the "Skin" folder as there you could find the last version of the CSS files.

    Regards,
    Magdalena
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