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Kenneth Jackson
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Kenneth Jackson asked on 05 Sep 2008, 03:26 PM
I have created a new theme and in that theme I want the RadLabel to default with a transparent background.
 
I assumed this was the backcolor of the Fillprimitive , but that has not worked.

I then went as far as to make the backcolor of all the primitives and even the rootelement itself transparent , but still when I apply the new theme the backcolor is always that of 'control'.

So my first question is , is this bugged or am I missing something and secondly which is in fact the correct property to set for this ? (ie: the backcolor belonging to which primitive?)

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Nikolay
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answered on 09 Sep 2008, 07:54 AM
Hi Kenneth Jackson,

RadLabel's BackColor property is an ambient property. This means that if not explicitly set for a control, the property will take its value from the parent container control. Therefore, if you want to create a theme with transparent background, the RadLabel's RootElement BackColor property should be set to Transparent.

As far as I can understand, you have already tried this approach. However, I also tested the case and it worked correctly on my side. I am attaching a sample theme to demonstrate this. Just drag and drop a RadLabel on the form and apply the theme to it. The background color should turn to transparent. If you continue experiencing any issues concerning this case, please open a new support ticket and send me a sample project and a sample theme, which I will analyze further.

I hope this helps. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me.
 
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Nikolay
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Kenneth Jackson
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answered on 10 Sep 2008, 05:18 AM
Tried it again and it worked , I must have not saved my changes
properly before ? Not sure , but either way it's sorted.

Thank you.
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