Last Updated: 15 Feb 2022 14:37 by ADMIN
Created on: 10 Jan 2019 19:26
Category: UI for WinForms
Type: Feature Request
LoadPackageResource from RadThemeManager

I have a custom Fluent theme as a package, it would be nice if there was a way to load packages (Embedded Resource or files) with the RadThemeManager.

Rather than typing this: Telerik.WinControls.ThemeResolutionService.LoadPackageResource("GUI.Themes.Fluent_Custom.tssp");

Right now the RadThemeManager only supports XML files. Feeding it a tssp file doesn't work.


For it to show up in design-time I have to assign it all of the unpackaged XML files and then delete the RadThemeManager for the theme to show up, otherwise the load time is like 7 seconds, where as embedded packages load super fast.

The fluent theme has a lot of XML files and this is a huge pain, supporting 1 Embedded Resource tssp package would be nice.


Would also be nice if the RadThemeManager could apply/change a theme globally somewhere in the SmartTag menu or RadThemeManager properties.

Instead of having to type this: ThemeResolutionService.ApplicationThemeName = "Fluent_Custom";

Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Principal
Posted on: 15 Feb 2022 14:37
Hello, Mike,    

Please make sure that you cast your vote for the item in order increase its priority. The more votes a feature gathers, the higher its priority becomes.

Meanwhile, since it is possible to build your own custom style, it is possible to specify this theme as default while designing your application. Please refer to the following help article:

In case you have any further inquiries regarding the Telerik UI for WinForms suite, I would recommend you to submit a support ticket from your Teleirk account. Thus, the support engineers would gladly assist you. Thank you for your understanding.

I hope this information helps.

Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Principal
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Posted on: 14 Feb 2022 18:34
I'm looking for a similar solution.  In .NET 6.0 WinForms, I'd like to be able to select one of my custom themes (as a .tssp file embedded in a referenced sub-project) in the form designer in order to design using that theme.
Posted on: 11 Jan 2019 09:59
Hello Shawn,

This indeed will be useful. I have updated your Telerik Points.

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