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OptionsView.ShareLookAndFeelWithChildren Property

Determines whether the LayoutControl manages the look and feel and style settings of DevExpress .NET controls that are displayed within the LayoutControl.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraLayout
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraLayout.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Boolean
true if the look and feel and style settings of controls are determined by the LayoutControl.LookAndFeel property; otherwise, false.
The default is true.

Expanded Remarks

The Layout Control can contain DevExpress WinForms controls that support the look and feel mechanism. The Layout Control provides centralized management of the look and feel settings for such controls. By default, the ShareLookAndFeelWithChildren property is set to true. In this instance, changing the LayoutControl.LookAndFeel property's settings affects the look and feel of the LayoutControl and embedded controls displayed within the LayoutControl. If the ShareLookAndFeelWithChildren property is set to false, changing the LayoutControl.LookAndFeel property's settings will not affect the look and feel of the embedded controls. In this instance, the look and feel settings can and must be set up for each control separately.

For BaseControl descendants, style settings can be customized in a centralized way by assinging a StyleController object to the BaseControl.StyleController property. If a control is being used within a LayoutControl, setting its StyleController property to a StyleController object is in effect only if the ShareLookAndFeelWithChildren property is set to false. Otherwise, the control's style settings are determined by the LayoutControl.

Expanded Example

The following code shows how to make a LayoutControl transparent.

The LayoutControl doesn't support transparency when a skinning paint scheme is applied. So, to enable transparency, the control should be painted using a non-skinning paint scheme. To select a paint scheme, the LayoutControl.LookAndFeel property is used. By default, controls that have been added to the LayoutControl are painted using the same look and feel as the LayoutControl itself. If a LayoutControl is painted using a non-skinning paint scheme, its controls will also not be skinned. To prevent the controls from taking the look and feel from the LayoutControl, the ShareLookAndFeelWithChildren property must be set to false.

To make a LayoutControl transparent, the background color of the control's layout groups must be set to the Color.Transparent value. To set the transparent background color for all groups at once, the root group's LayoutItemContainer.AppearanceGroup property must be used.

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