MOSS Themes - Rad Skins

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  1. Bruce Van Buren
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    Sep 2005

    Posted 11 Sep 2007 Link to this post

    We are starting to use RAD controls in Moss and was wondering what was the best strategy for integrating MOSS themes and RAD skins. 

    Should we just apply the MOSS theme name as the skin name for each control and create a new skin for each MOSS theme for each control.

    Lot of work.  Is there a better (easier) way?

    Bruce VB
  2. Lini
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    Posted 12 Sep 2007 Link to this post

    Hi Bruce,

    Could you explain a bit more about MOSS themes. Do you mean the normal ASP.NET 2.0 themes or a MOSS 2007 specific implementation?

    You can set our controls' Skin property either directly (e.g. from the code, or using SharePoint Designer). You can also set the Skin property globally for all controls on the site via an application setting in the web.config file. For example:

           <add value="Office2007" key="Telerik.WebControls.Skin" />

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  3. Bruce Van Buren
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    Sep 2005

    Posted 12 Sep 2007 Link to this post

    Hey thanks for the quick reply.

    Here is an overview of themes in Moss
    MOSS comes with themes OTB and you can add your own.

    They are located in
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\THEMES\(theme dir). Each directory has a few style sheets 30+gif/jpg. This is small sample some of the themes that comes with MOSS

    Anyway each Web Site can be set to a different theme set by the end user which overrides any settings from SP Designer.  To be consistant  the skin must change as well. 

    By your response I would say MOSS themes are not supported directly. 

    A possible solution is for the telerik control be configured to ignore skins entirely and simply pointed to a MOSS theme directory and style sheet.  Are skins a requirement?  Are there standard css classes on RAD controls that can be set using standard style sheet in a non radcontrols directory or must a RadControlsDir be used?

    I guess this not a MOSS question but a ASP.NET / RAD controls general question. 

    Thanks !
    Bruce Van Buren

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