Background Group Layout Extension


Background Group Layout Extension contains a set of Group Layout Controls, allows you to customize your group backgroud, by setting Images or any type of Silverlight supported Gradient Brushes.

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Visual Studio
2012, 2010
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by AAKoken | September 10 2012

by mvila | March 28 2012

Excellent work! Allows to add some custom colour schemes to LS applications.

by Jamil MilheM | December 22 2011

nice work..

PowerBala December 22 2011
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Thx Jamil :)

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  • VS2013
    1 Posts | Last post September 12, 2013
    • Hi,
      Could you possibly provide an update such that both this extension and your excellent Image Button extension will work in VS2013 (LS v4)?
      I use these extensively in projects and would be great for us to be able to upgrade them.
  • Thanks For the Credit
    2 Posts | Last post December 21, 2011
    • Hi Bala,
      Thanks for the credit. I made my control "themed" on purpose, not because it had to be that way (as you've demonstrated), but if people want to be able to specify their own colors etc, I'll certainly add that ability into my GroupLayout control. 
      I still think it's a bad idea though, because when people change themes, their chosen colors will probably need to be changed manually (not such a problem if you have one or two, but can you imagine the effort required if you have 100's of them in multiple screens throughout the application), whereas when a control is themed it changes automatically. That's why the built-in controls are all themed.
    • Thanks Yann. When I started to work on it,  I too understand the reason why you chose to theme the  control. But the theme I'm using (Infragistics) is totally washed up and your control looking 'pale' on it. That was one of the reason I started to look into this. I also started to work on the third control where I can pass the theme name, same like Xaml. Got frustrated with Multiline/Color editor part and forgot that one.