Until now there were two ways to create new themes for RadControls. The first one is to use the Visual Style Builder tool (http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms/tools.aspx) and to create or modify an existing theme. The other way is a bit tricky as you should edit an XML file. We know that sometimes these XML files can be huge. That’s why, we added a third option in our latest release. Now you can create your own theme utilizing a simple CSS-like syntax.
We are eager to show you the power of this feature. Let’s start with something simple, the following code changes the background for the pie segment named Apple to red in our new chart control:
Theme theme = Theme.ReadCSSText (cssFormattedTextString);
Theme theme =
StyleGroup styleGroup =
PropertySettingGroup settingGroup =
PropertySetting setting =
setting.EndValue = 1;
setting.AnimatedSetting.EndValue = 1;
setting.AnimatedSetting.MaxValue = 1.02;
setting.AnimatedSetting.NumFrames = 30;
setting.AnimatedSetting.Interval = 30;
setting.AnimatedSetting.ApplyEasingType = RadEasingType.OutElastic;
setting.AnimatedSetting.RandomDelay = 200;
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