Are you ready for Valentine's Day?

WinForms Team Blog
04 February 2008

 

[Update: v2007.3.7 is now available through your Client Center account]

Your application can be ready with the new skin coming in the next minor release (v2007.3.7). The team has cooked up something special just for you and for the month of February. Here is just a hint of what's going to be coming out very soon (Click image for larger version):

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You'll be treated to a special registration screen as well:

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You may find these knowledgebase/help articles useful for working with skins:

So what do you think of the new skin?

24 comment(s)
Anonymous
John Jackovin

I can't wait for the St. Patty's Day version (Easter, Spring, Summer, 4th of July, Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving as well)!

4 February, 2008
Alex Danvy
Alex Danvy

OMG, do you want to start war between my wife and me ? What might she think about me offering such nice skin to my female customers ?

Well, how could we show it just for females and not males ? ;-)

5 February, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Lol, Alex. Send it to everyone, they'll all appreciate it. :-)

5 February, 2008
Roman Rak
Roman Rak

This is Nice idea (Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter)

5 February, 2008
Anonymous
ElPipo

Hi,

how about also creating skins that celebrate other countries'/cultures' events:  your customers are scattered all over the world and so are their customers.

Cheers

5 February, 2008
Rollie Claro
Rollie Claro

Hi,

    How i love to see skins for different holidays and occasions and seasons.

   They say black is beauty, can i have a pure black skin?

5 February, 2008
Rich Ackerson [MVP/ex-DX-Squad]
Rich Ackerson [MVP/ex-DX-Squad]

Excellent work again, guys!  I look forward to seeing what other holidays and events you create skins for.

5 February, 2008
Neal
Neal

Awesome!  Go ahead and get those other Office 2007 (Green and Pink) ones included as well while you're at it!

5 February, 2008
Lee Grissom
Lee Grissom

I am a 7.3.5 customer, but I don't want to install the 7.3.7 components... is there a separate download for the V-day skin somewhere else on this website?

5 February, 2008
CESAR F. QüEB
CESAR F. QüEB

@Lee Grissom,

Are you checked the fixes from 7.3.6 until this lates release?. I think that you must to considerer this new maintenence release.

Thank you for the skins... are awesome!

5 February, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Lee,

Unfortunately there is no separate download for this on our site. This skin is available only for DXperience 7.3 owners and you need to install the 7.3.7 components to use it.

Thanks.

5 February, 2008
Albert Chua_1
Albert Chua_1

Excellent work guys. I am sure my customers will be appreciate it.

5 February, 2008
Petr Slípek
Petr Slípek

I just installed VCL build 1.33 and I hope that this skin will be available for VCL customer also, but it is not. Is there any chance to have this skin for VCL also? Thanks.

7 February, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hello Petr,

Yes there is a VCL version of this skin as well and it'll be available soon. The team needs to do some additional testing before its release.

Thanks.

7 February, 2008
Nuno Mendes
Nuno Mendes

Stll regarding VCL I noticed today that DXperience also includes 2 skins not available for VCL: Office 2007 Pink and Office 2007 Green.

Would be nice to make them available for us, VCL users.

Thanks!

10 February, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hello Nuno,

I've been told that these two skins are ready now and will be included in the next update which should be released in about a month or perhaps sooner.

Thanks.

11 February, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Sergey from the VCL Team has uploaded the VCL version of the Valentine skin on our FTP here: downloads.devexpress.com/.../dxValentineSkinVCL.zip

It's only available for registered users (the folder requires the Client Center account credentials to access).

Here is the Readme.txt file:

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How to install the Valentine's Skin.

1. Copy dxSkinsLookAndFeelPainters.pas to the <DXVCL>\ExpressSkins Library\Sources folder.

2. Run the Express Install in Recompile mode.

3. Compile and install the dxSkinValentineXX.dpk package in your IDE (here XX is your Delphi version).

NOTE: To apply the skin at design time you'll need to install the package. But you can still use the skin without the package by including the dxSkinValentine.pas unit in your project. However it'll be necessary to set the SkinName property value of your components programmatically such as:

 <dxSkinController>.SkinName := 'Valentine';

Please review the "How to Apply Custom Skins in the Application" topic in the ExpressSkins Library's documentation.

11 February, 2008
Nuno Mendes
Nuno Mendes

Mehul,

Thanks for posting the info about the availability of the Valentine and to inform about the inclusion of the other 2 skins on the next VCL update! This is a nice way of starting a week!

Nuno

11 February, 2008
Petr Slípek
Petr Slípek

Hi, thanks for the good news :-) and quick update.

11 February, 2008
David Rosen
David Rosen

Well, here is a skin I can make use of every day in the year. I mean our Wedding Assistant application would like to have a skin like that. (www.wedding-assistant.com)

13 February, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi David,

That's awesome. The skin fits perfectly with the theme of your app.

13 February, 2008
Carlos Moreno
Carlos Moreno

Hello,

Valentine´s skin are available for ASPxGridView ?

Regards

3 March, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Carlos,

I don't know if we plan to have the Valentine's skin for ASPxGridView but for the 8.1 release, there some very cool new skins for the ASP.NET products. If you have DXperience access then check out the latest beta.

Thanks.

4 March, 2008
Carlos Moreno
Carlos Moreno

Thank you!

4 March, 2008

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