Edit Telerik Metro theme in Blend 5

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  1. Pan
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    Mar 2012

    Posted 11 Apr 2012 Link to this post


    I installed RadControls for Silverlight Q1 2012 SP1 trial in my machine.

    I want to change RadCombobox style theme.

    I looking for this link 
    but I can not do  "Edit a Copy" by ButtonChrome 

    Then generate ButtonChromeStyle again by hitting Object > Edit Template > Edit a Copy. Inside the template you can drill down to find the ButtonChrome control:

    See my screen in this "error.jpg" image.

    The other question 

    i looking for this link 

    But I not looking for the Themes Solution in my machine. Just looking for  theme file. How cai i modify theme?


  2. Dani
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    Posted 12 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Pan,

    Expression Blend currently generates only the default Office Black theme. If you need to customize RadComboBox for Metro theme, you need to take the style from the Themes.Implicit folder, Metro subfolder. Just where you show on the screenshot.

    Another thing you need to note is that ButtonChrome is not used in the Metro theme and RadComboBox does not contain a ButtonChrome for Metro theme.

    I attach here a sample that shows what files you should merge and where you should merge them in order to customize the RadComboBoxStyle for Metro theme. Search for NOTE.

    Hope it helps.

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  3. Pan
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    Posted 20 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Thank you for a quick reply.

    Many Thanks
  4. Kristjan
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    Posted 21 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Dani

    I was reading this thread and downloaded sample, RadComboboxMetro.zip.  It seams to be missing some files, namely the three XAML files undir the Metro folder in the solution.

    Is it possible for you to fix the problem and repost the sample ?

    Best regards,
  5. Masha
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    Posted 26 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Pan,

    You can take needed resources from the RadControls installation folder on your machine. Inside it you will find the Themes folder which contains all themes resources. Take missing .xaml files and include the same resources in your project.

    I hope this helps.  

    Kind regards,

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  6. Mark
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    Posted 24 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    I'm trying to alter a RadComboBox to be similar in style to the JetPack business application theme that many of us know and love.
    I've pulled out the relevant combobox style from the JetPack styles (copied here in case there are any masters at this process that care to help)

    I was trying to look to this example for a bit of how to, as Blend is gone in VS 2012.

    There was no "NOTE" in the referenced zip file in the thread. If possible, is there any guidance or direction that can be given?
    Many thanks,

    [Edit - I've removed the code as I was able to accomplish this using Telerik's help documentation.  Here is a direct link: Custom Theme]

    Unfortunately I cannot upload a sample.
  7. Masha
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    Posted 29 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Mark,

    Default styles as well as the control templates for the JetPack application theme and Telerik RadComboBox are different. Therefore when trying to make one of them have the same look and feel as the other one, you will have to manually modify the style for the control.

    When trying to customize RadComboBox to look as your customized ComboBox control, please take into consideration the fact that RadComboBox has a default Office Black theme, which is reflected by a ButtonChrome control inside the template of RadComboBox. You may need to generate and customize the button chrome as well. Also remember to make your modifications both on the Editable and NonEditable ControlTemplates of RadComboBox.

    I've sent generated RadComboBox and ButtonChrome style in the attached project.
    I hope it helps.

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  8. Mark
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    Posted 29 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Masha,
    Thank you for the additional information and sample.  It was quite helpful.

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