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Change BackColor for RabButtonElement in RadToolStrip Control

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Dian
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Dian asked on 13 Oct 2010, 02:39 AM
I have a search button added in RadToolStrip Control, I'd like to change its backcolor after user clicked it, but it doesn't work.

 

 

 

Me.RadBuSearch.Focus()

 

 

 

Me.RadBuSearch.BackColor = Color.Red

Can you help?

Thanks.

 

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Emanuel Varga
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answered on 13 Oct 2010, 04:51 AM
Hello Dian,

The normal backcolor of the button is given by a FillPrimitive which is using a Gradient, so that's the reason why you cannot just change the background color of the button.
To change this, you have to get the FillPrimitive and using the GradientStyle property you can change the type of gradient (Gel, Glass, etc.), and the color to use.
((FillPrimitive)button.ButtonElement.GetChildrenByType(typeof(FillPrimitive))[0]).BackColor = Color.Red;
((FillPrimitive)button.ButtonElement.GetChildrenByType(typeof(FillPrimitive))[0]).GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Solid;

Keep in mind, applying a BackColor like that will override any setting to the BackColor coming from a theme, and also it will cause the OnHover state to be less visible.

Hope this helps, if you have any other questions or comments, please let me know,

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Emanuel Varga
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answered on 19 Dec 2011, 11:52 PM
Could you show us that code in VB please? For a Q3 button.
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answered on 22 Dec 2011, 06:13 PM
Hi Don,

Thank you for writing.

Since Q3 2011, RadToolStrip control is no longer part of our suite, since it has been replaced by RadCommandBar. However, I assume that you need the code in VB to use it for RadButtonElements in other places, so here is it:
Dim button As New RadButtonElement()
button.ButtonFillElement.BackColor = Color.Red
button.ButtonFillElement.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Solid

If needed in future, feel free to use our free online C# to VB and vice versa converter at: http://converter.telerik.com/.

I hope that you find this information useful. Should you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to write back.
 
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