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C# Adding KetticThemes Control to Windows Application

KetticThemes control for Windows Forms is a powerful theme and skin engine. It not only provides the unique UI experience, but also shipped the Microsoft Office, Windows and Visual Studio inspired skins to support the standard look and feel. The control entirely supports the skins of Office 2013, Office 2010 Silver, black and Blue, Office 2007 Blue, Silver, Black, Pink and Green. It is also support the Windows 7 inspired skins including the Seven Standard and the Seven Classic. Furthermore, this Theme control provides the support of all Visual Studio 2010 inspired skins.

Add KetticThemes Control to Windows Forms applications

Kettic themes are individually included in the Kettic WinForms UI Controls, so that the user interface designers can easily apply a theme to the Windows application. The following steps demonstrate how to add the KetticThemes control to your Windows applications.
  1. Download the Kettic WinForms UI controls installation file and install the UI suite
  2. After the installation, the themes should be added to the toolbox in Visual Studio and appear in the toolbox. Otherwise, we shall add the themes manually
  3. And then, we can drag a theme component from the toolbox and drop to the form
  4. A reference will be added to the corresponding theme assembly in the .NET project and the theme will be enabled in the drop down ThemeName of all Kettic controls
  5. Finally, we can set the theme that we need from the ThemeName drop down in C#.NET as below

C# Setting Themes for Windows Forms Application

The following C# code demonstrates how to set the themes in .NET project.

protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)

Office2007SilverTheme theme = new Office2007SilverTheme();
ThemeResolutionService.ApplicationThemeName = "Office2007Silver";
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