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As you already know Telerik controls in Windows8
theme use resources, that are linked to a one major singleton. The same is valid for Windows8Touch
theme, as well.
You are absolutely right, that this singleton object will affect the entire look and feel of all controls used in the application.
Looking at the information provided, you need to use some additional logic that will affect only specific part of the user interface. Using Windows8
theme this could not be easily achieved, because this theme does not expose theme pallette, as well. In fact, this theme is not designed to be extended in the way you need.
The closest possible option we may offer is to try out different color variations of Office2013
Both of them, provide different color variations and the resources used in this theme affect specific parts of the components.
theme exposes three color variations-White
theme also exposes three color variations-Light
These themes are a bit different from Windows8
, because they add additional customization of specific parts in single theme.
Once you switch these variations you could see that the difference from the default one is default background, color of headers, hover and selection effects etc. The control template is common for all of them, however with a single line of code you may affect the details you need using these variations.
If you want to change or to extend the detailed parts of these variations you may always edit the implicit styles of those components via XAML. There you could manually change the brush resources to point to the elements you need. Afterwards these changes will be reflected immediately in the defined UI.
May you verify how this suggestion corresponds to your needs?
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