Themes not working in Blend

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  1. Rav
    Rav avatar
    36 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2011

    Posted 03 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik,

    Previously I have had themes working inside Expression Blend, however since upgrading to Q2 2011 this no longer works. I have all the necessary references created. When I type telerik:StyleManager.Theme= into Blend I usually get a droplist of available themes to select from, now I get none. When I type the theme manually, no change is made to the design.

  2. Vanya Pavlova
    Vanya Pavlova avatar
    2019 posts

    Posted 04 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Rav,


    I have just tested the behavior you described however everything works fine by my side. The Intellisense appeared and the corresponding theme is applied correctly. You may see the result at the attached pictures.
    May you verify that such a behavior can be observed only in Microsoft Expression Blend? 

    Please try the following one and let me know what happens:

    1. Create a brand new Silverlight project in Blend. 
    2. Manually add a reference to Telerik.Windows.Controls.dll and to Telerik.Windows.Themes.Expression_Dark.dll.
    3. Drag a single RadButton onto the ArtBoard and apply this theme to the button.

    Generally when you update RadControls using the VS Extensions, Expression Blend is not updated automatically. In such case you have to manually add the references you need in Blend environment.
    We will improve this in the future and Blend will be updated automatically. 

    Hope this helps!

    Best wishes,
    Vanya Pavlova
    the Telerik team

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