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This help article will demonstrate a step by step tutorial how to customize the ControlDefault theme for RadDropDownList.

  1. Open VisualStyleBuilder: Start menu (Start >> Programs >> Telerik >> UI for WinForms [version] >> Tools).

  2. Export the built-in themes in a specific folder by selecting File >> Export Built-in Themes.

  3. Load a desired theme from the just exported files by selecting File >> Open Package

  4. Select RadDropDownListArrowButtonElement in Controls Structure on the left side. Then, select RadArrowButtonFill in the Elements section.

    WinForms RadDropDownList VisualStyleBuilder

  5. Modify the applied fill repository item.

    WinForms RadDropDownList Modify Fill Repository

  6. Save the theme by selecting File >> Save As.

  7. Now, you can apply your custom theme to RadDropDownList by using the demonstrated approach in the following link: Using custom themes

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