DockPanel Suggestion

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  1. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 27 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    I had recently made a request/suggestion to have Expression Theme. I've also played with DockPanel and It's going to be a great tool for building real application.

    Now I would like to take my suggestion one step further. I had said, it would be great for designers to use the Expression Theme and now I'm thinking, it would be great to have the DockPanel follow that theme so we can create an Expression look alike that looks like expression and not only like VS.

    Hope this will strike new ideas!
    Thanks!
    ..Ben
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    Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 30 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hi ..Ben,

    We send your proposal to our UX team and our policy is that we do not make a theme for a single control only, but for the entire suite.

    For Q1 we will have the OfficeBlack theme applied for RadDocking too.

    For the expression theme I can't go any further providing you with an estimate when it will be available. We have 2-3 themes scheduled for implementation right now.

    I think that for the moment the Office_Black theme is going to be a good replacement of the Expression theme that you requested.

    BTW: talking about the Office_Black theme, we are thinking for making it the default theme for the suite. What is your opinion on the matter?

    Sincerely yours,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  3. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 30 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Valentin;
    >>For the expression theme I can't go any further providing you with an estimate when it will be available. We have 2-3 themes scheduled for implementation right now.<<
    I understand and I know we don't have much time for Q1. I just wanted to broaden the picture by getting closer to the "Designer" look & feel. As long as you have it on the radar, I'm fine!

    >>BTW: talking about the Office_Black theme, we are thinking for making it the default theme for the suite. What is your opinion on the matter?<<
    The office black looks nice as a default and certainly make you look different. Just a couple of things to note:
    a) Would the size of the XAP get bigger due to bigger DLL for the office black?
    b) I recently ran into an issue, where the Tab page is white. And it does not go well into the whole black theme. That's something to look into.

    >>We send your proposal to our UX team and our policy is that we do not make a theme for a single control only, but for the entire suite.<<
    I understand that! I just wanted to emphasis how the dockpanel and black theme, will come closer to expression already!

    Thank you for your consideration!
    ..Ben
  4. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 30 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Ben,

    I don't expect the XAP file to become bigger. Basically we will replace the current default skin with the other so if there are differences they should be minimal.

    Best wishes,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  5. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 30 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Awesome! A Win, Win solution! :-)
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