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aehlert asked on 30 Nov 2009, 07:17 PM
I was wondering how to control the formatting of the file explorer control thru skins?

The skins directory for this control only contains a .gif file of what it looks like.  The only .Css file I see for the control is located outsides the skin directory.

When I change the control to use a custom skin I made, it will use it for the tree potion of the control; but the rest of the control will not be changed.

I want to be able to change the fonts and padding of the AddressBox of the control, but dont' see a way to do it.

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answered on 01 Dec 2009, 07:25 AM
Hi aehlert,

FileExplorer is a composite control that consists of a couple of other controls included in our suite, and practically its appearance is made-up by the skins of these controls. In order to create custom skin for RadFileExplorer you need to create custom skins for:

 - RadToolBar
 - RadTreeView
 - RadGrid
 - RadSplitter
 - RadUpload
 - RadFormDecorator
 - RadMenu (for the context menu)

To set FileExplorer to use custom skins you have to:

1. Set EnableEmbeddedSkins="false" in the server declaration of the control
2. Register the .css files for the controls in the <head /> section of the page by using the <link /> tag
3. Set Skin="SkinName"

In case you decide to modify an existing skin, you should know that the non-embedded skins that RadControls are shipped with are stored in the [RadControlsRoot]/Skins. You will find detailed information about skins in our help topics.

Martin Ivanov
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