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    Applying a Skin to a Sheet
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    You can quickly customize the appearance of a sheet by applying a "skin" to it. A skin is simply a collection of appearance properties that apply to an entire sheet such as colors, grid lines, and whether to show headers. This saves you the time and effort of setting the properties individually.

    Spread includes several built-in skins that are already made and ready for you to use. You can also create your own custom skin and save it so that you can use it in other Spread components for a common format.

    If you apply a skin to a sheet with a hierarchy of child sheets, be sure to apply the skin to the parent sheet as well as to each of the child sheets. For more information on hierarchical displays, refer to Working with Hierarchical Data Display.

    For more information and instructions about See
    Creating and applying your own sheet skins Creating a Custom Skin for a Sheet
    Creating and applying your own cell-level styles Creating and Applying a Style for Cells
    Saving the sheet skin to a file or stream Saving and Loading a Skin
    Customizing a skin in the Spread Designer SheetSkin Editor in the Spread Designer Guide
    Sheet skins SheetSkin class

    Using the SheetSkin Editor

    1. If you want to create your own sheet skin, follow the instructions provided in Creating a Custom Skin for a Sheet to create a sheet skin and apply it. To apply a default sheet skin to a sheet, follow these directions.
    2. In the Form window, click the SheetView object for which you want to set the skin.
    3. At the bottom of the Properties window, click the Edit Skins verb.
    4. In the SheetSkin Editor, select one of the predefined skins in the Pre-Defined list, then click OK to close the editor.

    Using a Shortcut

    1. If you want to create your own sheet skin, follow the instructions provided in Creating a Custom Skin for a Sheet to create a sheet skin and apply it. To apply a default sheet skin, follow these directions.
    2. Use the Apply method on the selected default skin (set by the property in the DefaultSkins object) to apply a specified default skin to a specific Spread component, collection of sheets, or sheet.

    Example

    This example code sets the first sheet to use the Colorful2 predefined skin.

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    FarPoint.Win.Spread.DefaultSkins.Colorful2.Apply(fpSpread1.Sheets[0]);
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    FarPoint.Win.Spread.DefaultSkins.Colorful2.Apply(fpSpread1.Sheets(0))

    Using Code

    1. If you want to create your own sheet skin, follow the instructions provided in Creating a Custom Skin for a Sheet to create a sheet skin and apply it. To apply a default sheet skin, follow these directions.
    2. Use the Apply method on the selected default skin (set by the property in the DefaultSkins object) to apply a specified default skin to a specific Spread component, collection of sheets, or sheet.

    Example

    This example code sets the first sheet to use the Colorful2 predefined skin.

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    // Create new SheetView object.
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView newsheet = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView();
    // Apply a skin to the SheetView object.
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.DefaultSkins.Colorful2.Apply(newsheet);
    // Assign the SheetView object to the first sheet in the component.
    fpSpread1.Sheets[0] = newsheet;
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    ' Create new SheetView object.
    Dim newsheet As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView()
    ' Apply a skin to the SheetView object.
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.DefaultSkins.Colorful2.Apply(newsheet)
    ' Assign the SheetView object to the first sheet in the component.
    fpSpread1.Sheets(0) = newsheet

    Using the Spread Designer

    1. Select the sheet tab for the sheet for which you want to set the skin.
    2. From the Settings menu, choose Sheet Skin Designer.
    3. In the Sheet Skin Editor, select one of the predefined skins from the Pre-Defined tab, or a saved custom skin from the Saved tab.
    4. Click OK to close the editor.
    5. From the File menu choose Apply and Exit to apply your changes to the component and exit Spread Designer.