Gradient on contentpanel?

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  1. RP Brongers
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    Jan 2007

    Posted 04 Jan 2007 Link to this post


    When you set the EnableTabControlMode to true, the tabItemXX.ContentPanels appear, of which the BackColor can then be set. How do I create a gradient on that panel, preferably using the Visual Style/Theme Builder? The contentpanels do not show up in the Children/Control Structure.
    If this is not possible, what would be the preferred way to create gradient tab-contentpages?

    (I am using the current 2006Q4 versions)

  2. Mike
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    Posted 04 Jan 2007 Link to this post

    Hi RP,

    Actually the ContentPanel that appears in the tabstrip content  area is a generic Windowsforms Panel control, and cannot be customized easily to display gradient background. That's why, by default, the content panel is transparent so it just displays the TabBase-gradient as a background. And you can customize the TabBase-fill element with the VSB application. If you need per-tabItem background customization, you can do it in the code-behind, handling the TabSelected event. You can access all the features of the gradient-fill primitive, like BackColor2, GradientStyle, etc, through the radTabStrip.TabElement.TabContent property. Hope you'll have fun customizing the control as you wish.

    the telerik team
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