Combo Box Theming and Styling

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  1. Saurabh Nandu
    Saurabh Nandu avatar
    104 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2006

    Posted 23 Feb 2011 Link to this post


    This is in concern with the styling of RadComboBox. I did went along to all of your posts regarding changing and applying new theme to the control. But none of them helped me with the solution.

    I have attached an image of how i need my control to look. I did try out to change the resource files of each control in Expression Blend.
    But no changes where reflected. Instead it takes a lot of time to load each change.

    I tried to figure out the hierarchy of the controls present in it, i.e. RadComboBox - Default -> NotEditableComboBox -> PART_DropDownButton -> RadToggleButton -> ButtonCrome. But still couldn't come up with any solution.

    What i want to achieve :

    1.) How can i change the background of this control to plain white instead of the current light blue gradient?

    2.) how can I change the radius value of this control?

    In general what should be my approach while changing the look and feel of the individual component (such as scrollbars, item templates, chrome buttons etc.)

    I would appreciate it if you could provide me with the step-by-step approach.

    Thank You.


  2. Konstantina
    Konstantina avatar
    2332 posts

    Posted 25 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Saurabh,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    You are on the right track. To change the background colour of the ComboBox in NonEditble mode, you will have to change the style of the ButtonChrome control. How to do this you can find in this KB article. You can use the same approach for each element - editing and applying the style for each one you want to change.

    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team
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