FormDecorator vs. SkinManager?

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  1. Rob Ainscough
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    Posted 18 Sep 2018 Link to this post

    Could someone help me understand the differences between these two controls and why one would be used over the other?

    After reading the documentation they seem VERY VERY similar so I'm not sure why both exists.

    Cheers, Rob.

  2. Rumen
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    Posted 19 Sep 2018 Link to this post

    Hi Rob,

    Thank you for your question.

    The FormDecorator helps the developer to decorate the available on the page form (input, button, checkbox, select and other) components so that they look similarly to the available in the Telerik ASP.NET AJAX suite form controls: RadPushButton, RadCheckBox, RadTextBox, RadDropDownList and other. The form decorator gives you the 21 themes available for the Telerik components.

    RadSkinManager applies only for the Telerik AJAX controls and provides the ability to globally change their skins. 


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    Rumen
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  3. Rob Ainscough
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    Posted 19 Sep 2018 in reply to Rumen Link to this post

    Hi Rumen,

    So they both apply to only Telerik AJAX controls only difference being one is "by page" and one is "global" to application?  Wouldn't it be more simple to just a single control manager that allow "global" (all pages) or "selective page/control" rather than two separate controls?

    Cheers, Rob.

  4. Rumen
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    Posted 20 Sep 2018 Link to this post

    Hi Rob,

    RadFormDecorator applies to the HTML elements on the page: <input>, <textarea>, <select>, while RadSkinManager applies to <telerik:RadTextBox>, <telerik:RadDropdownList>, <telerik:RadCheckBox>.

    Regards,
    Rumen
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