Office2007 Skin - looks bad after upgrade from 2008 to 2010 AJAX controls

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  1. Manny Siddiqui
    Manny Siddiqui avatar
    13 posts
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    Jan 2010

    Posted 29 Oct 2010 Link to this post


    We recently upgraded one of the applications from Telerik AJAX Controls 2008 version to 2010 version and all of a sudden everything is big and ugly. Height of the text boxes, grid rows, grid columns and other controls has increased, lots of padding around controls, etc! I thought backward compatibility was big with Telerik, but looks like it is not.

    Can somebody help me figure out the best way to deal with this issue? We really want to upgrade to the new version and would like to minimize the changes needed.

    We have been using Office2007 skin.

    Manny Siddiqui
  2. Dimo
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    8440 posts

    Posted 01 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Manny,

    In the beginning of 2009 we made a major RadControls skin rework, which had several different goals. Indeed, this was a major breaking change, but also a one-time initiative which brought the expected positive results.

    I strongly recommend you to move on to the new embedded skins of RadControls. If you insist on having the old looks, you can use these converted skins:

    Note that you will still need to make some further changes to your skin, because there have been new features included in RadControls since Q1 2009, which have led to the existence of new CSS classes and styles, that you don't have. So the bottomline is that if you prefer using a custom non-embedded skin, it will be best if you create it again, based on the current embedded skins:

    Let us know if you have any specific questions about the new skins.

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