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    Creating a Custom Skin for a Component
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    You can quickly customize the appearance of the spreadsheet component by applying a "skin" to it. Some built-in skins are provided with Spread to create common formats. You can create your own custom skin and save it to use again, similar to a template.

    For more information and instructions about See
    Applying the built-in skins Applying a Skin to the Component
    Creating and applying your own cell-level styles Creating and Applying a Style for Cells
    Saving the skin to a file or stream Saving and Loading a Skin
    Underlying model for skins Understanding the Style Model
    Customizing a skin in the Spread Designer SpreadSkin Editor
    Spread skins SpreadSkin class

    Using the SpreadSkin Editor

    1. In the Form window, click the Spread component for which you want to create the skin.
    2. At the bottom of the Properties window, click the Edit Skins verb.
    3. In the SpreadSkin Editor, select the Custom tab.
    4. Set the properties in the Custom tab to create the skin you want.
    5. Set the Name property to specify the name for your custom skin.
    6. Click the Save Skin button to save the skin.

      A dialog appears saying the skin has been saved.

    7. Click OK to close the editor and apply the skin you created to the sheet, or click Cancel to close the editor and not apply the skin you created.

    Using a Shortcut

    1. Use the SpreadSkin object constructor, and set its parameters to specify the settings for the skin.
    2. Use the Apply method of the SpreadSkin object to apply it to the component.

    Example

    This example code creates and uses a custom skin.

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    fpSpread1.Sheets.Count = 3;
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo chd = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo();
    chd.BackColor = Color.LightGreen;
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo cds = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo();
    cds.BackColor = Color.LightGreen;
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo rhd = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo();
    rhd.BackColor = Color.LightGreen;
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo def = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo();
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.GradientSelectionRenderer gsr = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.GradientSelectionRenderer();
    gsr.Color1 = Color.Green;
    gsr.Color2 = Color.LightGreen;
    gsr.Opacity = 50;
    def.BackColor = Color.Honeydew;
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedInterfaceRenderer int1 = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedInterfaceRenderer();
    int1.ArrowColorDisabled = Color.Green;
    int1.ArrowColorEnabled = Color.LightSeaGreen;
    int1.ScrollBoxBackgroundColor = Color.Aqua;
    int1.TabShape = FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedInterfaceRenderer.SheetTabShape.RoundedRectangle;
    int1.TabStripButtonStyle = FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedInterfaceRenderer.ButtonStyles.Enhanced;
    int1.TabStripButtonFlatStyle = FlatStyle.Popup;
    int1.SheetTabBorderColor = Color.Aquamarine;
    int1.SheetTabLowerActiveColor = Color.DarkSeaGreen;
    int1.SheetTabLowerNormalColor = Color.DarkOliveGreen;
    int1.SheetTabUpperActiveColor = Color.ForestGreen;
    int1.SheetTabUpperNormalColor = Color.LightSeaGreen;
    int1.SplitBarBackgroundColor = Color.Aquamarine;
    int1.SplitBarDarkColor = Color.DarkGreen;
    int1.SplitBarLightColor = Color.LightGreen;
    int1.SplitBoxBackgroundColor = Color.Green;
    int1.SplitBoxBorderColor = Color.LimeGreen;
    int1.TabStripBackgroundColor = Color.Aquamarine;
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle chstyle = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("ColumnHeaders", "HeaderDefault", chd);
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle corner = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("CornerHeaders", "HeaderDefault", cds);
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle rowhstyle = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("RowHeaders", "HeaderDefault", rhd);
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle ds = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("Default", "DataAreaDefault", def);
    
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.MarqueeFocusIndicatorRenderer focusrend = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.MarqueeFocusIndicatorRenderer(Color.LightSeaGreen, 2);
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedScrollBarRenderer ScrollBarR = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedScrollBarRenderer(Color.Green, Color.LightGreen,
    Color.Green, Color.Aqua,Color.DarkGreen, Color.DarkSeaGreen, Color.Turquoise, Color.SpringGreen, Color.Teal, Color.PaleGreen, Color.ForestGreen);
    
    FarPoint.Win.Spread.SpreadSkin skin = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.SpreadSkin("MySkin", int1, ScrollBarR, focusrend, gsr, ds, chstyle, rowhstyle, corner);
    skin.Apply(fpSpread1);
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    ' Create a custom skin.
    fpSpread1.Sheets.Count = 3
    Dim chd As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo
    chd.BackColor = Color.LightGreen
    Dim cds As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo
    cds.BackColor = Color.LightGreen
    Dim rhd As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo
    rhd.BackColor = Color.LightGreen
    Dim def As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.StyleInfo
    Dim gsr As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.GradientSelectionRenderer
    gsr.Color1 = Color.Green
    gsr.Color2 = Color.LightGreen
    gsr.LinearGradientMode = Drawing2D.LinearGradientMode.BackwardDiagonal
    gsr.Opacity = 50
    def.BackColor = Color.Honeydew
    Dim int As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedInterfaceRenderer
    int.ArrowColorDisabled = Color.Green
    int.ArrowColorEnabled = Color.LightSeaGreen
    int.ScrollBoxBackgroundColor = Color.Aqua
    int.TabShape = FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedInterfaceRenderer.SheetTabShape.RoundedRectangle
    int.TabStripButtonStyle = FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedInterfaceRenderer.ButtonStyles.Enhanced
    int.TabStripButtonFlatStyle = FlatStyle.Popup
    int.SheetTabBorderColor = Color.Aquamarine
    int.SheetTabLowerActiveColor = Color.DarkSeaGreen
    int.SheetTabLowerNormalColor = Color.DarkOliveGreen
    int.SheetTabUpperActiveColor = Color.ForestGreen
    int.SheetTabUpperNormalColor = Color.LightSeaGreen
    int.SplitBarBackgroundColor = Color.Aquamarine
    int.SplitBarDarkColor = Color.DarkGreen
    int.SplitBarLightColor = Color.LightGreen
    int.SplitBoxBackgroundColor = Color.Green
    int.SplitBoxBorderColor = Color.LimeGreen
    int.TabStripBackgroundColor = Color.Aquamarine
    Dim chstyle As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("ColumnHeaders", "HeaderDefault", chd)
    Dim corner As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("CornerHeaders", "HeaderDefault", cds)
    Dim rowhstyle As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("RowHeaders", "HeaderDefault", rhd)
    Dim ds As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.NamedStyle("Default", "DataAreaDefault", def)
    Dim focusrend As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.MarqueeFocusIndicatorRenderer(Color.LightSeaGreen, 2)
    
    Dim ScrollBarR As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.EnhancedScrollBarRenderer(Color.Green, Color.LightGreen, Color.Green, Color.Aqua, Color.DarkGreen,
    Color.DarkSeaGreen, Color.Turquoise, Color.SpringGreen, Color.Teal, Color.PaleGreen, Color.ForestGreen)
    
    Dim skin As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.SpreadSkin("MySkin", int, ScrollBarR, focusrend, gsr, ds, chstyle, rowhstyle, corner)
    skin.Apply(fpSpread1)

    Using the Spread Designer

    1. From the Settings menu, choose the SpreadSkin icon.
    2. In the Spread Skin Editor, select the Custom tab.
    3. Set the properties for the new custom skin, including the Name property to name your skin.
    4. Select the Save Skin button.

      A message box appears telling you your custom skin has been saved.

    5. Click OK to close the Spread Skin Editor.
    6. From the File menu choose Apply and Exit to apply your changes to the component and exit Spread Designer.