AutoFormats: Consistent and Preview

24 March 2008

Our ASP.NET controls now support a common set of visual styles across the entire library. You can now select from the 10 most popular styles. Click the link for a preview image of each style:

     
       

Or you can preview these AutoFormats online using the demos. You'll now see a "Select Appearance" option at the top of the demos.  

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You can change the look and feel for the whole demo using this option. You'll see the controls as they would appear in your own project with the AutoFormat applied. For example, here is the Red Wine AutoFormat on the ASPxGridView demo:

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Which AutoFormat do you use in your project(s)?

13 comment(s)
Scott Woods

Office Silver and Youthful

25 March, 2008
RAUL TORTIMA

glass

25 March, 2008
John Frost2

Office Blue, Olive and Silver.

I like the Glass as well.

25 March, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hmm, office and glass are popular. Does anyone use Plastic Blue or Black Glass?

Thanks.

25 March, 2008
Shankar

I have been experimenting with colour for over 15 Years on screen . Users prefer styles like glass with highlighting in bold colours. Setting the transparency (say 20% dynamically) like screen printing would be welcome.

25 March, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Shankar, I'll pass that tip onto the design team, Thanks.

25 March, 2008
Hans Nieuwenhuis

I use plastic blue.

25 March, 2008
Nick I (DevExpress)

Red Wine is better!

27 March, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hey Nicolay,

Yes, Red Wine is good too. Wink

27 March, 2008
Abalioglu Holding A.S.

I don't prefer Office styles in web applications.

it would be good for me, if you add turquoise theme for both asp.net themes and winforms skins :)

thanks

27 March, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Cafer,

I recommend creating a suggestion in the support center for those themes. Also if you have some screeshots or mockups then those may help as well. The office theme is very popular but we are do offer other themes like the youthful and soft orange.

Thanks.

27 March, 2008
Arun

Hi Harry,

         I m using DevX8.1. I given autoformat for an ASPxGridView. But I m not getting image in Header Filter. One column is date filed. In that I m not getting the down arrow image. It simply shows a red cross mark. What should I do to get the image?

3 April, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hello Arun,

Try changing the AutoFormat to a different theme, run the project, and then switchback. If this doesn't work then please email me at mharry at devexpress.com.

Thanks.

6 April, 2008

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