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daniel asked on 05 Aug 2010, 09:03 PM
I was wondering how I would go about adding shadows to an existing skin... currently my site is using the "Telerik" Skin, but in many instances, forms, and various boxes I would like to add a drop shadow for added depth on the page, as most of what is laid out on my dashboard control page for my aspx application is fairly plain jane...

I currently understand from my research that EnableShadows="True" is now supported, but was only recently released just a few months ago... unfortunately, the major constraint that I currently have to work around is the fact that my server is running off of .net 2.0, and I do not foresee an upgrade anytime in the near future...

Would it be best to edit the sprites for universal drop shadow effects?  I see this as my only solution as of now, and if the file directories could be pointed to me if this method is best, it would be very much appreciated...

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Alex Gyoshev
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answered on 06 Aug 2010, 07:02 AM
Hello Daniel,

The ASP.NET AJAX assemblies work in a .net 2.0 setup, so you may consider an update. Adding the shadows manually to the skin might cost you a lot of effort, depending on how much you want to add; furthermore, the shadows in the release are consistent across browsers, even such that do not support the box-shadow CSS3 property.

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Alex Gyoshev
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answered on 06 Aug 2010, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the quick reply,

I'm fairly unversed with applying skin updates, as I've mainly only used and modified the default ones provided in my version of the assembly. 

Would I have to purchase an updated assembly package?  How do I go about applying these updated skins without breaking my website for an extended period of time?  Do I have to remote desktop connect to apply these changes server side, or is it a matter of registering the assemblies on the .aspx files and updating the actual files server side? Does this update cost money, would I have to purchase a new skin package?

I'm using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, are the assemblies by chance included with this software package?

Thanks for the help.
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Alex Gyoshev
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answered on 09 Aug 2010, 08:09 AM
Hello Daniel,

The latest version of the Telerik.Web.UI assembly contains shadows support (as you have read) for several of our controls - for example, RadMenu and RadToolTip. The assembly does work under .NET 2.0, and the difficulty of an upgrade depends on which version you currently use (the forum thread info states 2010.2.713, which is the last version). Of course, in order to work with the controls, you have to purchase them - but you can try them out in the trial version that you already downloaded. We do not ship stand-alone skin packages - only the ones packaged with the assembly.

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Alex Gyoshev
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