File Explorer Skins

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  1. aehlert
    aehlert avatar
    6 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2007

    Posted 30 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    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.
  2. Martin
    Martin avatar
    585 posts

    Posted 01 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    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
    the Telerik team

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