Copy elements from one theme to another

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  1. Craig
    Craig avatar
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    Mar 2014

    Posted 02 Sep 2016 Link to this post

    I have created a custom theme that is a copy of a standard theme (I exported a .tssp file, made a copy, and started editing the copy). I would like to copy some individual elements from a different them to my custom theme (for example, the RadForm along with it's titlebar icons). So far I haven't been successful in figuring out how to do this. Is it possible? If so, could you list the steps necessary to do it? (I would prefer to keep everything contained in one custom .tssp file if possible.)



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    Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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    Posted 06 Sep 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Craig,

    Thank you for writing.  

    Visual Style Builder doesn't allow you to copy element's style from one theme and paste it to another one. It is necessary to apply all desired settings manually to the respective property or repository item.

    You can read more details about using the VisualStyleBuilder here:
    1.     Loading predefined themes
    2.     Working with Repository Items
    3.     Saving and Loading Theme Files
    4.     Loading Themes from an External File
    5.     Loading Themes from a Resource
    6.     Applying Theme to a Control

    I hope this information helps. Should you have further questions I would be glad to help.

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  3. Craig
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    6 posts
    Member since:
    Mar 2014

    Posted 06 Sep 2016 in reply to Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr. Link to this post

    Dess, thanks for your response. This seems like a massive oversight on Telerik's part...the process of manually copying all settings is tedious and error-prone. Please consider this a request to add the ability to copy and paste settings between themes.



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