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Rick Glos
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Rick Glos asked on 30 Mar 2010, 06:33 PM
I have a client that doesn't like the Office_Black styling of the GridView and wanted me to 'undo the reverse video effect' on the column headers when I recently upgraded the controls from Q2 2009 to Q1 2010.

Rather than do that I think it would be appropriate to choose an application-wide theme to all the controls.

We also use a number of other Telerik controls in this application (Toolbar, Window, TreeView, Calendar, etc).

I'd rather not have them go to the demo site and individually look at each control to pick a theme as I think that is a poor way to choose a theme which will affect all the controls.  I was hoping to find an aggregate page with many controls and the ability to switch themes.  I see there is one, but appears to be out of date: http://demos.telerik.com/silverlight/themes/default.aspx (missing themes, unavailable themes, and missing some important controls (like the gridview)).

I'm also considering deploying a beta of this application with all the themes and giving them an ability to switch themes but I'm concerned about application size since each theme DLL is 2.2 MB.

Is there a plan to update that demo?  Someone have a better idea?



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Hristo
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answered on 02 Apr 2010, 01:09 PM
Hello Rick Glos,

Indeed the link you have found is outdated, thanks for pointing this out. We'll consider how to handle this.

The size of each theme is due to the fact that this is the theme for our 40+ Silverlight controls.

We have a dummy project which includes most of our controls and I assume you can use it for a starting point. If you are interested please open a support ticket and I'll attach it there.


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