RadCarousel Setup

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  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.


  2. Answer
    Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
    Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.  avatar
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    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
    Working with Repository Items
    Saving and Loading Theme Files
    Loading Themes from an External File
    Loading Themes from a Resource
    Applying Theme to a Control

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

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  3. David
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    3 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2016

    Posted 26 Dec 2016 in reply to Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr. Link to this post


    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.

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