Dynamically change draghandle color

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  1. Frank
    Frank avatar
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    Mar 2009

    Posted 07 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    I'd like to change the color of the draghandle for each of my slider controls individually.  I'll set a color initially server-side and then dynamically client-side.  Would someone point me to samples and/or a write-up on how to do this, please?  I have several of them in a user control.  I'll be using the Outlook skin.

  2. Tsvetie
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    Posted 12 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Frank,
    I am not quite sure what you mean by saying that you want to change the color of the dragHandle of a RadSlider. The dragHandle is actually an image and in case you just want to change the color of that image, you will have to create another image with the necessary color. You can apply this image using the CssClass property of the RadSlider control on the server. For example:
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        RadSlider1.CssClass = "CustomDragHandle";

    <head id="Head1" runat="server">
        <style type="text/css">
            .CustomDragHandle .rslHorizontal .rslTrack a.rslDraghandle
                background: url("MyCustomImage.gif") no-repeat 0 0;
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
        <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager" runat="server" />
        <telerik:RadSlider ID="RadSlider1" runat="server">

    Additionally, you can get a reference to the dragHandle HTML element on the client and set its background-image as inline style the following way:
    <telerik:RadSlider ID="RadSlider1" runat="server" OnClientValueChange="ChangeDragHandleImage">
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function ChangeDragHandleImage(sender, args)
        if(sender.get_value() > 50)
            var dragHandle = sender.get_dragHandles()[0];
            dragHandle.style.background = 'url("MyCustomImage.gif") no-repeat 0 0';

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  3. Frank
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    2 posts
    Member since:
    Mar 2009

    Posted 12 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Thanks Tsvetie...

    I thought it might have to do with changing the draghandle image.  In any case, your examples will be a great help.

  4. vinod nagda
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    33 posts
    Member since:
    May 2010

    Posted 09 Jul 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Friends,

       I am working in Wpf Application in C#.net.
      and i have some problem Regarding Radslider.
      I want to change the image of Radslider dragHandle and apply volumecontrol.png
     Image for DragHandle of RadSlider which i have sent to you.
     Please Help Me
    Thanks In advance
  5. Kiril Stanoev
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    Posted 15 Jul 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Vinod,

    I assume you have in mind RadSlider for WPF. If so, I've prepared a small project that shows how to replace the original handle with your custom one. Additionally, I'd suggest you have a look at this article, as it explains how to modify the look and feel of our controls.

    Best wishes,
    Kiril Stanoev
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