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Theme to all controls (besides ControlDefault)

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Stargazer asked on 20 Nov 2008, 12:03 PM
Hi!

Some where long the line, I've read that the Q3 release of winforms would have a common theme to all controls, besides the ControlDefault one.

My question is how, if so, has this been implemented? All the themes available have properties to work on every control?

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Peter
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answered on 20 Nov 2008, 03:57 PM
Hello Stargazer,

Thank you for writing.

Yes, we have several common themes for our controls. You can find detailed information on them in the help.

In Q3 2008 we introduced a new feature called Theme Color Blending. It allows you to style entire applications very easily. You should to set a new color for the theme’s parameter and that's all! The new color scheme will be applied to all Telerik WinForms controls in your application. For more info you may take a look at this blog post on theme color blends:
http://blogs.telerik.com/MihailValkov/Posts/08-10-31/Chameleon_skinning_coming_up_to_WinForms_in_Q3_2008.aspx

Here is short code sniped that demonstrate this.

Theme currentThemeTheme currentTheme = ThemeResolutionService.GetTheme("Desert");//we will modify desert theme 
if (currentTheme.ThemeProperties.ContainsKey("BaseColor"))          
    currentTheme.ThemeProperties["BaseColor"] = (HslColor)Color.Red; 
  
I hope this helps.

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Peter
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answered on 21 Nov 2008, 04:51 PM
Hi Peter!

Understood! ;)

Although, I think your snippet is wrong, and it will bite on people's behinds if they use it as it is ;)

Theme currentTheme = ThemeResolutionService.GetTheme("Desert");//we will modify desert theme  
if (currentTheme.ThemeProperties.ContainsKey("BaseColor")) 
    currentTheme.ThemeProperties["BaseColor"] = HslColor.FromColor(Color.Red);  

I think it should be more like that. At least the other example failed to compile because of the first line and the last (the cast is invalid, it says). Am I right?

;)


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Peter
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answered on 24 Nov 2008, 08:36 AM
Hi Stargazer,

Yes, you are right - this cast is invalid. Thank you for the cooperation.

 
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Peter
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