Applying themes to core silverlight controls

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  1. Jon Bergquist
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    Sep 2008

    Posted 18 Dec 2008 Link to this post

    Hi - I've finally managed to figure out how to apply your themes to Telerik controls but it does not affect the other controls on my page.  I'm using a combination of controls from SL framework, SL toolkit, the free AGDatagrid, and Telerik.  How do I achieve a consistent theme across all these controls or is that even possible?  I know the SL toolkit uses the ISM to apply themes.  I'm assuming that won't work for Telerik controls?  I would really like to apply their ShinyBlue theme to all my controls.


  2. Neil
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    Jul 2008

    Posted 01 May 2009 Link to this post

    I'm in exactly the same position. My application is built around the standard controls and I have used the Toolkit's theming. I'm now substituting controls when I need the additional power or features, ie. the combobox, but this doesn't use the default combobox theme applied by the toolkit theming mechanism.

    I realise from looking at other posts that I could use Telerik's theming mechanism but would then have to explicitly style each standard control. The number of these over the number of Telerik controls used makes this a none option. I much prefer the type driven theming of the Toolkit.

    I expect that myself and Jon are not the only ones to be in the situation of using multiple control providers and if anyone has an idea of how to apply a common theming practice across all these controls I'd be very appreciative of the help also.

    Cheers, Neil

  3. Nikolay
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    Posted 04 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Neil,

    Thanks for your question.

    Unfortunately, there no easy way around this problem at this time. We will definitely think of either styling all the default controls with our themes or vice versa - providing an equal theme as one of the available themes for the default Silverlight Toolkit controls. We realize that this will be really beneficial for users like you, and we will surely work in this direction for the next Q2 release. I am afraid that we cannot promise to deliver such a theme with Q2 as we already started working on other major tasks. Nevertheless, if we do not manage to include such a theme in the Q2 release, we will be working on this task right after that.

    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team

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  4. Neil
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    Posted 05 May 2009 Link to this post

    Nick, Thanks for taking the time to reply it is much appreciated. I look forward to what you guys come up with, and understand that it may not be in the next release.

    Jon, Sorry for hijacking your question. Hope you found the answer useful.

    Thanks, Neil.
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