It's Beginning to Look a lot like Xmas...

10 December 2007

Introducing the DevExpress Holiday Skin - Coming soon to a WinForms application near you...

Xmas Skin

43 comment(s)
Neal

Awesome!!!

10 December, 2007
enrique balmaseda

coming soon? i hope wont be late for christmas

10 December, 2007
Alex Hoffman

Very nice!  Mind you, can we please have a southern hemisphere version too?  Its the middle of summer here.  Sun melted buttons, beach scenes and barbecue icons are probably suitable.

10 December, 2007
Tim Sullivan

I love the icicle on the menu separator! Very cute!

10 December, 2007
Nate Laff

haahah that looks cool! i wish your skin guys would make that one skin suggested awhile ago that looked like someone sketched the UI on paper. that was badass!

10 December, 2007
Geoff Davis

Very nice

10 December, 2007
Bill Mullen

How about a VCL version too????

10 December, 2007
Holger Persch [DX-Squad]

That's absolutely amazing!!!

What can we expect next?

11 December, 2007
Andreas Grabmüller

I really like that - would make a great easter egg for some applications... ;)

11 December, 2007
Ben Hayat

If DX can make WinForm so beautiful, I can't wait to see what they will do with WPF and Silverlight 2.0!

I like to see the face of competition reading this blog... ;-)

11 December, 2007
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

We will deliver a VCL version as well.

11 December, 2007
Dusan Pupis

>>  i wish your skin guys would make that one skin

>> suggested awhile ago that looked like someone

>> sketched the UI on paper

Seconded.

LP,

Dusan

11 December, 2007
Martin Paternoster_1

I'd love to see more skins produced.

Both for fun and work.

11 December, 2007
Max Kosenko

Nice!

May be you should make seasonal skins also - for summer, autumn, spring? :)

12 December, 2007
Grant Levy

>>  i wish your skin guys would make that one skin

>> suggested awhile ago that looked like someone

>> sketched the UI on paper

Thirded!

12 December, 2007
Neal

How do we get this to work in DXp 7.3.5?

13 December, 2007
Nuno Mendes

Already tried and is very cute and shows a lot of the potential of the skins library. Thank you!

13 December, 2007
Eric Harmon

Nice, but I have one complaint:

Could you please rename "Xmas 2008 Blue" to "Christmas 2008 Blue" and "XmasSkins" to "ChristmasSkins"?  It's only five additional characters and the time has long gone when we're struggling for every additional byte we can scrounge up.

This is a slap in the face to christian programmers who actually remember what Christmas is about.

13 December, 2007
Philip Jackson

I wish I was clever.

Thanks for a great product and have a good Christmas and New Year to all at Dev Express.

13 December, 2007
Nate Laff

I don't mind the Xmas since I'm not christian, but agree with Eric. Maybe "Winter" or "WinterHoliday" would have been a better route to go.

13 December, 2007
James Bolles

How do you show this in 7.3.5?  If it is a separate download, I look forward to getting it!

13 December, 2007
Rich Ackerson [MVP/ex-DX-Squad]

Absolutely amazing.

I'd love to see more skins produced.

13 December, 2007
John Jackovin

Not to make this more about religion that skins, but X has been used for well over a thousand years to represent Christ.  

en.wikipedia.org/.../Xmas

Whatever you call it, it is amazing and I would love to see spring, St. Patricks, Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, summer, fall, winter themes.  I have not seen the sketched skin, but it has some support so it is probably cool.  Not that you have anything other to do than create skins, right?!?!

13 December, 2007
JDog

Way to go guys, that is just awesome!  What a cool idea, thinking outside the box!

13 December, 2007
Albert Chua_1

Excellent guys!!! Now, I need to find a way to convience my guys to update their Devexpress.

13 December, 2007
Randy Palermo

Kudos, John, for the enlightenment on Xmas.  I think the name is appropriate for DevExpress with the majority of their namespace assemblies start with X.

The people in my company were blown away by this skin as soon as I integrated it into my app.  The guys (and gals) at DevExpress continue to make me look like a programming God at my organization.  Happy Holidays to Everyone!!

13 December, 2007
Shashi

Not very good. but simple

13 December, 2007
Mathias Schmidt-Egermann

Very nice skin - we loved it.

14 December, 2007
Maciej Morawski

Just Excelent !

14 December, 2007
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

We figured this would be well received and of course knew that someone might not like how we phrased the name of the skin (it's like walking on eggshells).

Other than Shashi - people seem to be enjoying this skin. Not sure what we'll tackle next. Valentines Day is an obvious choice, but I think Groundhog day would be a classic.

14 December, 2007
Morten Petteroe

One question; will skinned applications work well in a terminal server/citrix environment?

I am starting a new project where our support application will be hosted on an application server and we will use thin clients to work on it. I would love to include skinning like this on that app, but I need to know the performance/network hit compared to traditional app/WPF app. Do you have any metrics on that?

14 December, 2007
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

You can always give it a shot Morten - not much work involved in changing a skin. We havent spent anytime on gathering metrics on a terminal server environment.

14 December, 2007
Mikhail Oderkov

Very good!

... Summer?

14 December, 2007
César F. Qüeb Montejo

Excellent. This feature really its awesome!

14 December, 2007
Steven Smith

As the end of year holiday season approaches, it's fairly common for some web sites and products to re-skin

14 December, 2007
Nate Laff

groundhog day would be awesome. there is office 2007 pink for valentines day.

halloween is a must have though!

14 December, 2007
Dennis Badzik

Wow, what a great Christmas gift for my users. Continue to love DexExpress's creative approach to what is all to often a dull world. Might we see more Holiday skins in the future?

14 December, 2007
Denis Hornostaev

It is useless in commercial sense. IMHO you would be better to improve old skins and add new skins to use in serious programs.

14 December, 2007
Neil D

Just rolled this out for our internal apps and everyone in the office loves it!  Next year we plan on adding this our commercial apps and giving the user the ability to turn it on and off.  Great idea :)

14 December, 2007
Darius

dede

17 December, 2007
George Papadimitriou

Where is the six stars option?

17 December, 2007
Andy Chapman

Come on where is it I cant wait, looks seasonally cool

17 December, 2007
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