buttons show default before being skinned

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  1. Chris
    Chris avatar
    15 posts
    Member since:
    May 2009

    Posted 13 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    I am using the form decorator and in IE8 I see my buttons on the page and then they blink into the skinned version. In IE7 the blink happens faster, but it's still there... I have just finished installing the lastest version of rad controls, hoping that would fix my issue - it does not. The odd thing is that on your demo page, the buttons don't show at first then the skinned versions appear. I looked at the source, and it doesn't look like your doing anything special to hide them in code behind or HTML. The only forum posts I can find on the subject are from 2008 so I'm not clear if this is a generally accepted issue or not. I have fixed the padding issue using css, but I still have the blinks. Help.

  2. Martin
    Martin avatar
    585 posts

    Posted 17 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Chris,

    There are not special hacks for RadFormDecorator on our online demos. However, as the decoration is done entirely on the client (in the case with the buttons, we wrap the original control in a <a /> tag and use both elements to add style) if there are multiple controls or the page is not in a standards compliance mode the decoration may slow down, which is the reason for showing up the unskinned buttons while decorating. I am afraid that I cannot provide you with a fix for this, as we have tries to optimize as much as possible the performance of the control.

    Sincerely yours,
    Martin Ivanov
    the Telerik team

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