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RibbonControl.ColorScheme Property

Gets or sets the color applied to specific RibbonControl elements.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: RibbonControlColorScheme
A RibbonControlColorScheme enumerator value that specifies the color applied to specific RibbonControl elements.

Expanded Remarks

DevExpress Skins provide multiple Office-inspired skins, grouped by version ("Office 2010", "Office 2013", "Office 2016" etc). Typically, each group contains three major color variations: a default light skin, a mid-tone gray skin and a "black" skin. The ColorScheme property allows you to apply more color variations of these Office-inspired skins to your RibbonControl.

The ColorScheme property provides multiple predefined colors to choose from. The selected color will be distributed across the RibbonControl depending on what DevExpress skin is currently applied. Affected Ribbon UI elements include the backstage menu and its items, application button, selected gallery items, header and borders of the RibbonForm that hosts this Ribbon. Among these elements, the colorization algorithm will choose and modify only non-grayscale elements. For this reason, the ColorScheme property has the most drastic impact on the "Office 2016 Colorful" skin and is less noticeable in other skins.

The ColorScheme property has no effect on Ribbons with the "Office 2007" Ribbon style and overrides custom skin color settings (see the "Color Mixer" section of the Skins article).

Tip

The ColorScheme property affects all Ribbons in a project. If you want to colorize multiple Ribbons differently, add a BarAndDockingController component for each Ribbon, then set the UserLookAndFeel.UseDefaultLookAndFeel property of each component to false. Utilize component's BarAndDockingControllerLookAndFeel.ColorScheme properties to specify unique color schemes for Ribbons associated with these BarAndDockingController components.

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