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Jun02

The PropertyGrid gets Office 2007 and other themes

If you skin your application with famous themes like Office 2007 (blue, black, silver), Office 2003 or Vista, you will be happy to know that SPG.Net now offers these themes too. Here is a (resized) screenshot:

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This is feasible thanks to the Krypton Toolkit API (which is a free framework available here). Instead of reinventing the wheel, I contacted Phil Wright to learn more about his toolkit and I learnt that his assembly could be used only to skin custom controls. So I have just created a custom SPG drawing manager: KryptonDrawingManager.cs. It uses all the known themes of the toolkit and you can even design your own palettes.