Office_Black theme gone away with SP1?

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  1. GEB
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    Posted 22 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    I am using the Office_Blue theme at the application level (default), but have been using the Office_Black theme for charts.  The Office_Black theme is missing from the Q1 SP1 release on 4/22/10.  Has it been obsoleted?
  2. Valeri Hristov
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    Posted 26 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hello GEB,

    The Office Black theme is not deleted - it is the default theme of all controls and is present in the control assemblies. You could apply it by setting telerik:StyleManager="Office_Black" without additional references.

    Kind regards,
    Valeri Hristov
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  3. GEB
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    Posted 26 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    I am using the method you recommend, and with SP1 this does not cause the Office_Black style to be used.  For example, I set the default style to Office_Blue at the application level, and then override it within a chart (identical to your recommendation), and the Office_Blue style is still used.
  4. Valeri Hristov
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    Posted 27 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hello GEB,

    Please, find attached a simple application that overrides the application (Office_Blue) theme with Office_Black. It seems to work properly, am I doing something wrong?

    Sincerely yours,
    Valeri Hristov
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  5. GEB
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    Posted 27 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Thank you very much for the example.  I believe that something else has now changed with the default Office_Black theme that had me confused.  In previous versions of RadControls, when the Office_Black theme was used, the chart would have a very rich black background with a light gray pattern (as opposed to the horizontal gray bars it has today).  So, I believe that I am seeing the Office_Black default theme, but the default appearance is very different that when using the original Office_Black theme.  What happened to the rich background that used to exist that made the charts look so good?  It appears to me that at least for charting, the Office_Black theme has changed dramatically (for the worse).
  6. GEB
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    Posted 27 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    The attcahed sample you sent is a SL3 sample.  I converted this to SL4, and to .NET4, used your latest RadControls for SL4 assemblies (SP1), and the Office_Black theme stopped working.  I can upload the converted project if you want me to open a support ticket.
  7. Valeri Hristov
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    Posted 03 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hello GEB,

    Could you check the versions of the Telerik assemblies? The Silverlight 3 themes appear to be incompatible with the Silverlight 4 applications. I converted the application and updated the references, and everything seems to work fine.

    All the best,
    Valeri Hristov
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  8. GEB
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    Posted 03 May 2010 Link to this post

    I am not able to load your last project in VS2010, so it doesn;t look like a valid project for some reason.  On my test project, I did verify that I am using all SL4 components, and that I'm using the Telerik assemblies that were SP1 for SL4 (not SL3).
  9. Valeri Hristov
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    Posted 04 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi GEB,

    It is strange that when I opened the attached solution, the Silverlight application was initially unloaded. But righclicking the unloaded project and selecting Reload Project from the context menu works.

    All the best,
    Valeri Hristov
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