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Do you have any means for a variety of UI color expresion?

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Dmitry
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Dmitry asked on 31 Aug 2016, 12:20 PM
Your color Themes (VisualStudio 2013,Office2013,Windows 8 touch,Windows 8,Expression Dark, ... e.t.c) give not very rich color expression. For example, RadTreeListView is looked as in RadTreeListView.PNG file attached. What about your Green Theme - it is somewhat dark. Do you have any means for a variety of coloring?

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answered on 31 Aug 2016, 12:23 PM
RadTreeListView instance in RadTreeListView.PNG file has Office2013 style.
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answered on 02 Sep 2016, 07:21 AM
Hi Yaroslav,

In our more recent themes we provide a way of globally changing the palette colors. You can modify and customize the colors of the chosen theme to achieve a different coloring. You may like to try our Color Theme Generator, where you can change the various brushes runtime for each of the themes that support it and customize them to your needs.

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answered on 02 Sep 2016, 01:17 PM
Hello, Martin. I'll try Color Theme Generator. If some questions appeare, I'll ask you in this post. Thank you.
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answered on 17 Oct 2016, 01:42 PM
I tryed to use Telerik Color Theme Generator for WPF and I've not found any help information for beginners. How can I connect Color Theme Generator with my application? How to begin to work with Color Theme Generator? Please help.
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answered on 18 Oct 2016, 08:38 AM
Hi Yaroslav,

There was an issue with the exported code from the ColorThemeGenerator that we recently fixed, so if you have installed an older version (more than 2 weeks ago), I could suggest you uninstall and reinstall it again. The code exported was missing " " around the string values.

Our newer themes (the ones present in the ColorThemeGenerator) provide a theme palette that allows the change of the Colors for the SolidColorBrushes in our controls. The ColorThemeGenerator is a tool for visualization of the changes you are making to the colors in runtime and providing a ready-to-paste code with the values you have picked for the colors. 

The tool exports code that you can paste in the constructor of the MainWindow. There is an example in the following article about Windows8 and Windows8Touch but the principle is the same for all the newer themes (after Windows8).

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answered on 25 Oct 2016, 05:36 AM
How to uninstall an old version of ColorSchemeGenerator?
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answered on 25 Oct 2016, 11:41 AM

Dear, Martin. You write about ColorThemeGenerator the following: "...The tool exports code that you can paste in the constructor of the MainWindow..." I bag your pardon but I'm still not clear - how this is done. I develop multimodule Prism application (WPF MVVM) and I use your 'Office 2016' theme. For example, in one of the modules I have a View and there are some RadComboBox instances in this View. When each one of the RadComboBoxes in the View is dropped-down then I'd like to colorize the background of a selected element in 'Plum' color (#FFDDA0DD).

1) Please write me how I can do it using ColorThemeGenerator?

2) Do these changes in pallet affect all other ComboBox instances in my application or not?

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answered on 25 Oct 2016, 01:13 PM
Well, I was a little adjust to ColorThemeGenerator. So I set colors in CTG and then copy the colors to MainWindow (Shell) constructor.
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answered on 27 Oct 2016, 07:40 AM
Hello, Martin. Now I work with Color Theme Generator. Thank you very much for your help and support.
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answered on 22 Aug 2017, 03:36 PM

Hi sir, I tried the Color Theme Generator (latest  version available on august 2017). Not all theme are present. Is it possible to put all available themes in telerik?

 

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answered on 25 Aug 2017, 08:42 AM
Hello,

The themes that are present in the Color Theme Generator are the ones that support the theme Palette - a mechanism that we provide for global modification of a fixed number of brush and opacity resources for each of the themes. It is implemented in Windows8, Windows8Touch, VisualStudio2013, Office2013, Green, Office2016, Office2016Touch and Material themes. The other themes simply do not support such a mechanism and are not designed with one in mind so trying to implement it might not be possible at all in most of them and would introduce a breaking change.

You can make modifications for the older themes by extracting the Control templates and modifying them in Blend or VS designer or directly in XAML, which mean per control.

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