Custom skin with RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX

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  1. François
    François avatar
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    May 2008

    Posted 20 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I want to use a custom skin for my RadTabStrip (RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX). I've checked this tutorial on your site :

    New documentation for TabStrip Ajax Control

    but I don't find how to customise the image file (with Photoshop) like your tutorial for RadControls for ASP.NET classic :

    Documentation for classic TabStrip control

    If you check in the image file of the RadTabStrip skin (ASP.NET Ajax), the TabStripStates.gif use a different method to display each state of the tab. How can I customise that file to use another style for my tabs (like I've done with my skin with RadControl for ASP.NET classic)?

  2. François
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    18 posts
    Member since:
    May 2008

    Posted 20 May 2008 Link to this post

    I think I'm in the wrong section...

    Please move this discussion in the TabStrip for ASP.NET AJAX forum.

    Thanks.
  3. Paul
    Admin
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    Posted 21 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hello François,

    As you have noticed, the use of only one image in the RadTabStrip skins is due to a significant performance boost because of the reduced count of http requests. This technique is called image sprite and can be described as "old school" and extremely efficient. If you are interested, I recommend the "CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death" article at the A List Apart ezine. We do our best to use it across all our controls and you'll see it more often in the future. And of course, because of the increased complexity of the skin modifications, we are working simultaneously towards easier ways of adjusting the skins... but this is only a teaser, so don't mind it ;-)

    All the best,
    Paul
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