RadCarousel Setup

3 posts, 1 answers
  1. David
    David avatar
    3 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2016

    Posted 23 Dec 2016 Link to this post

    I have just downloaded the WinForms UI (30 Day Free Trial) and have been experimenting with the Carousel.  First, I want to use a background image in the Carousel or the Form; how do I turn off the gradient used in the carousel.  I tried setting backcolor to transparent with no effect.

    Second, I would like to create the same layout used in one of the Telerik Demos (See attached image).  How can I accomplish this?

    Last, I am using Visual Studio 2015 and I am unable to open many of the downloadable demos...including the demo for the Carousel!!!  I have spent a frustrating three hours trying to adjust settings without the correct results.

    I'm not sure I want to invest in a package without available help.  I was able to view some Carousel videos on YouTube, however the information I was looking for was not mentioned.  Please help.

    Dave

  2. Answer
    Dess
    Admin
    Dess avatar
    2110 posts

    Posted 26 Dec 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Dave,

    Thank you for writing.  

    Here is a sample code snippet demonstrating how to change the BackColor and disable the linear color in RadCarousel
    this.radCarousel1.BackColor = Color.Red;
    FillPrimitive fill = this.radCarousel1.CarouselElement.FindDescendant<FillPrimitive>();
    if (fill != null)
    {
        fill.GradientStyle = Telerik.WinControls.GradientStyles.Solid;
    }

    Additional information regarding RadCarousel is available in the following help article: http://docs.telerik.com/devtools/winforms/carousel/carousel

    The Demo application and its source code can be found in the installation folder which is usually located at this path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for WinForms R3 2016\Examples\QuickStart
    It is created in VS 2010, hence, it can be successfully opened in the VS 2015 as well. I have tested on my end and the  ExamplesCSVS2010.sln is opened in VS 2015 and run successfully. Alternatively, you can use the C#/VB tabs in the Demo application in order to investigate the exact code that is used.

    Note that the mentioned example uses a custom theme which is specifically designed for this demo. You can create a custom theme according to your requirement by using Visual Style Builder. You can read more details about using the Visual Style Builder here:

    1.     Loading predefined themes
    2.     
    Working with Repository Items
    3.     
    Saving and Loading Theme Files
    4.     
    Loading Themes from an External File
    5.     
    Loading Themes from a Resource
    6.     
    Applying Theme to a Control
    7.     
    http://tv.telerik.com/watch/winforms/visualstylebuilder/whats-new-visual-style-builder-q1-2010

    I hope this information helps. Should you have further questions I would be glad to help.

    Regards,
    Dess
    Telerik by Progress
    Try our brand new, jQuery-free Angular 2 components built from ground-up which deliver the business app essential building blocks - a grid component, data visualization (charts) and form elements.
  3. David
    David avatar
    3 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2016

    Posted 26 Dec 2016 in reply to Dess Link to this post

    Dess,

    Thank you so much for your assistance.  I was able to  locate, and more importantly successfully open the examples from the path that you provided.  These samples opened without problems whereas when I downloaded the samples (zipped) and tried to open them I encountered numerous problems...???  Anyway, I now have a starting place to begin experimenting.

    I was able to figure out most of the properties that I was trying to set with the carousel, however I'm sure the examples will help further.  I'm sure I'll be contacting you again for further assistance because I really do like the Telerik UI.  Again, I thank you for your assistance.

    Dave
Back to Top