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Monica
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Monica asked on 11 Sep 2013, 03:25 PM
Hi,

I'm wondering if there is a way to build custom skins but also give the user a way to pick built in skins.  For example, I may want to set up a new skin called CustomSkin1 and then give the user a preference screen to select the look they want.  I would allow them to select CustomSkin1 but also Metro, Vista etc...

Once selected can I globally change my EnableEmbeddedSkins property on the telerik controls via a master page or something like that or does this setting have to be set on ever control?  I found ways to do this via web.config but that will not work since I basically need to do it per user.

Thanks

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Ivan Zhekov
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answered on 16 Sep 2013, 07:25 AM
Hello, Monica.

The RadSkinManager performs exactly that: sets the skin globally for all controls on the page that have no specified skin. To use it, simply add it to your page like that:

<telerik:RadSkinManager runat="server" Skin="Default" />

Of course if you need to modify the skin on the fly, you need to add an ID to be able to access the SkinManager from code behind.

As for switching the between embedded and external skins, you will need to set the EnableEmbeddedSkins property for all controls to false when using external skins and to true when using embedded. That may prove to be tricky, since you will need to listen for the OnSkinChanged event.

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Ivan Zhekov
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