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Terry Delongchamp
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Terry Delongchamp asked on 27 Sep 2011, 05:54 PM
I did some searching around, but couldn't find an answer to this.

I have a PageView with 2 tabs that I have set to use the Office2007Silver theme.  I have added images to both of the tab and while those look nice the text on the tabs is too small and I would like to increase it.

I have tried changing the font size in several places, but none of them change the font.

I tried directly in the properties of the PageView object. 

I also expanded the PageView Tasks and clicked "Edit UI Elements" because this section helped me change properties of buttons I'd applied a theme to.  I tried the PageViewLabelElements, StripButtonElements... eventually I changed the font size for every single element in this section, but nothing changed.

So where/how do I change the font size on a tab on a PageView object that has a theme applied to it?

/<evin

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Terry Delongchamp
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answered on 28 Sep 2011, 08:43 PM
The solution on this page:
http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/winforms/page-view/want-the-page-name-to-be-in-black-color.aspx

is close.  I can use it to change the color of the text on the tabs, but unfortunately "page.item.font.size" is a read-only property.

Is there really no way to change the font size in the designer?

/<evin
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Ivan Petrov
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answered on 30 Sep 2011, 04:14 PM
Hi Terry,

Thank you for writing.

If you do not have a theme applied, you can change the font size by directly changing the Font property of the RadGridView. In your case, with a theme applied, you have to directly change the font of the tab items. Consider the following code snippet which achieves this:

Font newfont = new Font(this.radPageView1.Font.FontFamily, 20);
RadPageViewStripElement stripElement = (RadPageViewStripElement)this.radPageView1.ViewElement;
 
foreach (RadPageViewStripItem item in stripElement.ItemContainer.ItemLayout.Children)
{
  item.Font = newfont;
}

I hope this will help. if you have further questions, I would be glad to help.

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Terry Delongchamp
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answered on 30 Sep 2011, 04:59 PM
That did the trick, thanks.  I will add a new section to my page load event to go through and change all of the tabs.

I have the same issue with the RadGridView column headers.  How can I edit the font there for a grid that has a style applied to it?

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Ivan Petrov
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answered on 04 Oct 2011, 12:06 PM
Hello Terry,

Thank you for your reply.

You can use the RadGridView ViewCellFormatting event to change the font of the grid header cells. Here is a code snippet which demonstrates this:

public Form1()
{
  this.radGridView1.ViewCellFormatting += new CellFormattingEventHandler(radGridView1_ViewCellFormatting);
}
 
void radGridView1_ViewCellFormatting(object sender, CellFormattingEventArgs e)
{
  if (e.CellElement is GridHeaderCellElement)
  {
    e.CellElement.Font = new Font(e.CellElement.Font.FontFamily, 20);
  }
}

Should you have further questions do not hesitate to ask. Greetings,
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answered on 04 Oct 2011, 03:01 PM
How would that be written in VB? 

When I try the if statement below it tells me "GridHeaderCellElement is a type and cannot be used as an expression".

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answered on 04 Oct 2011, 03:08 PM
OK, I figured it out... should have just given it an extra half hour. =)

The VB version of the IF statement would be:
   
If TypeOf(e.CellElement) Is GridHeaderCellElement Then
    e.CellElement.Font = New Font("Arial", 12, FontStyle.Bold, GraphicsUnit.Point)
End If

Thank you for your help.

/<evin

 

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