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Ish
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Ish asked on 07 Feb 2010, 08:30 AM
Hello,

I would like to know if you have any plans of supporting more than one release of ASP.NET AJAX components using VSB. Currently skins made with VSB do not fully work with the Q2 components. Lot of times look and feel changes are requested by clients but updating the code base is usually not an option in large scale production applications.

I am concerned that once I will ship an application and three months later the customers would like changes to their skin I would be stuck making such changes manually.

I understand that currently VSB is in beta but would it be possible to either support targeting multiple versions or having something like 2009Q2.stylebuilder.telerik.com and 2009Q3.stylebuilder.telerik.com etc. I am not saying that maintain and fix any bugs in the old version, but at least leave it available for those of us who need it without requiring us to upgrade our code base everytime you decide to change the CSS and stylebuilder.

Thanks,
Ish

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Ish
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answered on 07 Feb 2010, 08:40 AM
Or alternative would be to ship VSB as an application with each version as other component vendors do.

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answered on 08 Feb 2010, 01:07 PM
I haven't had any issues with using the VSB for any version of the 2009 controls since the application came out. What kind of issues are you running into? I know that the application won't work with the earlier versions of the controls (2008 and below) since the changes to skinning that Telerik made, but I'm pretty sure there hasn't been any changes since then and the VSB should work fine with all versions of the 2009 controls.
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answered on 11 Feb 2010, 06:19 AM
Hello Ish,

We do not plan to provide different VSB versions for different RadControls versions in the near future, but we will consider your suggestion. Thank you.

As of Q3 2009, some RadControls (ToolTip, ComboBox) have a base stylesheet, which could override styles in the custom skin (created for the Q2 2009 version). If this is the case, you should set EnableEmbeddedBaseStylesheet="false" for the given control.

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Dimo
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