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SkinManager.EnableFormSkins Method

Enables the title bar skinning feature for DevExpress forms.

Namespace:DevExpress.Skins
Assembly:DevExpress.Utils.v17.2.dll

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To enable the title bar skinning feature, apply a skinning painting scheme to the form via its LookAndFeel property, and call the EnableFormSkins or EnableFormSkinsIfNotVista method at runtime. Typically, these methods should be called on the application startup. See Skins to learn more.

It's possible to call the EnableFormSkins/EnableFormSkinsIfNotVista method later. In this instance, the DevExpress.LookAndFeel.LookAndFeelHelper.ForceDefaultLookAndFeelChanged method needs to be called after enabling skins. This forces the form's title bar to be repainted:

Note

When a Windows Aero scheme is applied (for instance, in Windows Vista), the title bar skinning feature is not applied to RibbonForms unless the RibbonForm.AllowFormGlass option is set to False.

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