How to best approach theme customization?

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  1. Debbie
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    Dec 2011

    Posted 08 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hi,

    We are about to embark on restyling an application and we are using WPF controls. We have decided to use the metro theme as a base theme but have quite a few style changes to make to the controls within this. Mainly colour changes. What is the advised way forward for this? Do we duplicate the metro theme and then edit that or do we tackle it on a control by control basis with Expression Blend? I am new to WPF so could do with some best practice advice.

    Deb
  2. Vlad
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    Posted 08 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Deb,

     Please check this help article for more info:
    http://www.telerik.com/help/wpf/common-styles-appearance-colorizing-metro-theme.html

    Kind regards,
    Vlad
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  3. Debbie
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    Posted 20 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Vlad,

    Thanks for the link but that's not really close to the amount of customization we need to do. We need to change things in the base theme of Metro so that those changes are apllication wide. We have managed to create a custom theme based on parts of the metro theme but can't seem to get the Metro theme to work at all. Are we doing this correctly? Doing this on a control by control basis is not really a practical solution.

    I wish you had a step by step guide on how to create a custom theme. That would make our lives so much easier!

    Thanks,

    Deb
  4. Vanya Pavlova
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    Posted 22 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Debbie,

     

    Have you checked the following online help articles?: 

                                                  "Creating a Custom Theme Project"
                      "Creating a Custom Theme Project - Using the Telerik Approach"


    Regards,
    Vanya Pavlova
    the Telerik team

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