This section is intended to give you a broad understanding of the possible ways in which you can change the visual appearance of the RadDocking control. You will need this information if you want to customize its appearance.
To learn how to style the controls from the UI for Silverlight suite read the common topics about Styling and Appearance. If you are new to the controls they will give you the basic knowledge about it.
Like most Silverlight controls, the RadDocking also allows you to template it in order to change the control from the inside. Except for templating the whole control, you can template parts of it or even independent controls related to it.
Note that when changing the ControlTemplate you should include all required parts. Even if your code compiles, some of the functionality may be subject to impact due to the omission of the required parts. The required parts are usually marked with the prefix "PART_".
To learn more about templating of the controls from the UI for Silverlight suite read the common topic regarding templating.
The following topics demonstrate how a style can be created for the different elements in a RadDocking:
- Controlling Appearance
- Styling the RadPane
- Styling the Pane Header
- Styling the Compass
- Styling the RootCompass
- Styling the Visual Cue
- Styling the RadPaneGroup
- Styling the RadDocumentPane
- Styling the ToolWindow
- Styling the RadSplitContainer