Silverlight Metro Theme: TextBox / PasswordBox inconsistencies

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  1. Sam
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    Posted 16 May 2012 Link to this post


    Hi there, I'm putting together a Metro theme sandbox app in Silverlight at the moment so that our visual designers can play around with the Metro palette, fonts, colors, etc, and see exactly how they look for all the different controls that we are using (Silverlight, Silverlight Toolkit and Telerik).

    One major inconsistency I've noticed is around the validation tooltip templates for TextBox and PasswordBox - they are not visually the same as those used in the rad controls (see attached picture), and they do not pick up the validation color in the Metro palette either.

    It looks like they have just been left at their original version, which I confirmed by looking at the XAML. 

    This is a major annoyance for me to fix directly, as it means I have to extract and copy the Metro control templates for TextBox and PasswordBox just so that I can patch the validation tooltip template with the correct one.

    Can you please fix this up in a future version of the Metro theme? It would save us a lot of hassle - the less template copies we have to deal with, the better.

    Thanks very much,

    Sam

  2. Tina Stancheva
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    Posted 21 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Sam,

    Please accept my apologize for the delayed response. I want to thank you for this feedback - I can see your point. However, the issue you described is a design decision driven by the fact that our controls use our own ValidationTooltip control. And as part of the RadControls suite, we wanted the ValidationTooltip to have different style settings for the different themes - each style matching the Telerik theme overall look-and-feel.

    However, we will definitely keep your suggestions in mind when discussing any style changed on the error tooltip of the controls.

    Greetings,
    Tina Stancheva
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  3. Sam
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    Posted 21 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Tina, thanks for your reply.

    I think you've misunderstood me here - what I would like Telerik to do is make the Metro control templates for TextBox and PasswordBox use exactly the same ValidationTooltip mechanism as all the RadControls do, so that they are consistent with the RadControls, particularly in terms of the Metro theme where the validation colour can be customized on the fly.

    This should be a very straightforward change to make - I could make the changes myself, of course, but I think this is something that should be fixed at theme-level, not at user-level. Note that this is probably an issue with the other Telerik themes as well, but I haven't checked.

    Hope that this request is clearer now!

    Thanks,

    Sam
  4. Tina Stancheva
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    Posted 22 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Sam,

    Thank you for the clarification. I can now better understand what you had in mind and you're right. We will do our best to address this inconsistency as soon as possible.

    All the best,
    Tina Stancheva
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  5. Tina Stancheva
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    Posted 23 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Sam,

    To follow up on this, I wanted to let you know that we updated the TextBox and PasswordBox validation tooltips style to match the validation tooltip style of the RadControls. This fix will be available with the Q2 2012 release.

    All the best,
    Tina Stancheva
    the Telerik team

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  6. Sam
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    Posted 23 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Tina, that's great! Thanks for the quick turnaround on this one. Look forward to getting the updated controls.

    Thanks,

    Sam
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