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    Applying Skins


    Hi there

    I was wondering if there is a way to apply skins to a windows form application in VB.Net?

    Ideally I would like something similair to the Outlook layout.

    Is there someway this can be achieved without spending too much time on it?

    Thank you.
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    Hi NF!! Long time no sea..

    By "skin" you mean only fonts and colors, or is it more than that?
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    hey Shadow, yeah, a bit more than that.

    Basically want a template with buttons and a ribbon menu at the top kind of like the new office 2007 apps.

    Just want to know if there is a way of applying that skin/template to a windows forms app?
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    Nothing I know of, sorry.... the most simple way I can think of is creating
    several whole forms, each form represent a "skin" and switching between
    the forms, either by "deep copy" of all controls, or actually showing the
    selected skin (form) while hiding the others.
    Makes any sense?

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    makes sense, just too much effort

    thanks thought

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