Custom Theme Project RC 4

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  1. Ray Parker
    Ray Parker avatar
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    Mar 2010

    Posted 31 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    I've been unable to get any sort of custom theme to work.  I'm using 4 RC, etc.  The application is working fine other than this.

    What I want to do is to create a copy of the Office Blue them and change some colors at design time.  It would be great if you had a step-by-step recipe or could point me to one.  What I've been trying:

    • Created a Silverlight Library project (PmcCustomTheme) and took all of the xaml from the OfficeBlue (C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\RadControls for Silverlight Q1 2010\Themes\OfficeBlue) and put it a directory called Themes right off the root dir.
    • Created a class derived from Theme, call PmcBlue and put the following code in the constructor: Source = new Uri(@"/PmcBlue;component/Themes/Common.xaml", UriKind.Relative); =>  This particular line doesn't work.
    • In the other (Silverlight) project, I have this line in the constructor of my main page (MainPage.xaml.cs): StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new PmcBlue(); and have a reference to the other project to hook things up.

    Where am I going wrong?

    Thank you in advance!

    PS:  Also, I have made sure to include references to everything in the theme project.
  2. Kalin Milanov
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    Kalin Milanov avatar
    447 posts

    Posted 05 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Ray Parker,

    Please find attached a sample solution which applies a Office_Blue as a custom theme.
    The steps taken are as follows:
    1. Create your project
    2. Add Office_Blue theme project to your solution
    3. Convert the Office_Blue project to SL4 project
    4. In your project add a project reference to Office_Blue
    5. In app XAML define Office_Blue as application theme (you will need reference to Telerik.Windows.Controls to do that)

    I hope this works.

    Sincerely yours,
    Kalin Milanov
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