This section is intended to give you a broad understanding of the possible ways in which you can change the visual appearance of the RadMap. There is also comprehensive information about its ControlTemplate. You will need this information if you want to customize its appearance.
To learn about how to change the control's theme, please read the common Theming topic.
To learn how to style Silverlight RadControls read the common topics about Styling and Appearance. If you are new to the controls they will give you a basic knowledge about it.
You can modify the look of the RadMap by either changing some of the resources exposed by the API, or by modifying its ControlTemplate. In the control template you are allowed to reorder the template parts and to add your own elements. However, when changing the control template you should be careful to include all required parts.
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_".
Read the following topics to learn more:
- Template Structure
- Styling the RadMap
- Styling the MapCommandBar
- Styling the MapNavigation
- Styling the MapZoomBar
- Styling the MapScale
- Styling the MapMouseLocationIndicator