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Using Skins in Custom Controls

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95763 Jul 29,2010 02:09 PM Aug 12,2010 10:33 AM General Discussion 4
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John Taylor
Asked On July 29, 2010 02:09 PM

Is there any guidance available on how to create custom controls that take advantage of Syncfusion Skins?

For example, I have an application that is skinned as "Syncfusion Blend". That works great for built in controls. However, if I create a custom control I end up having to hard-code an approximation of the skin's look and feel.

I would like to create my custom controls so that they take look and behave like built-in skinned controls.

Ramalakshmi M [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 3, 2010 09:13 AM

Hi John Taylor,

Thank you for using Syncfusion Products.

Currently we don't provide the skinsupport for customcontrols.We have provided the skins support only for microsoftcontrols and syncfusion controls.

Let us know if you have any queries.

Regards,
Ramalakshmi M.

John Taylor
Replied On August 5, 2010 02:49 PM

Then how about a way of determining the hex values you're using in your skins? Right now I have to do a lot of trial and error just to approximate the correct colors to match your skins. It would save me a lot of time if I could just look up these values directly.


Michael Matela
Replied On August 6, 2010 02:51 AM

You could use the tool at http://blois.us/Rooler/ to capture hex values, for example.

John Taylor
Replied On August 12, 2010 10:33 AM

I do use a "color picker" tool, but they have limitations. It would be much better if we could simply lookup the Brush settings for the skin.

Syncfusion:

Can this be done?

Custom controls are a big part of WPF, and creating a UI without using them really limits what you can do. Ideally, there would be a way to incorporate the SF Skins into our custom controls. Since that's not possible, we should at least be able to access the skin resources to lookup the values. Why the big secret? Have we not paid for this?

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