there are plenty of posts in this forum asking Phil for more skins for the Krypton components. I'm very happy with the PaletteDesigner which comes with the installation of the KryptonToolkit and I think we could do some skins ourselves. So I decided to create this thread to share out new palettes with the ComponentFactory-Community.
First of all, I built a litte application to test new palettes. The PaletteDesigner may be the best method to test them, but I wasn't able to test collapsed RibbonGroups, for example. Also, it's hard to see, how a NavigatorStack will look, if you see just one button of it.
The testapplication should simulate the use in a "real" application. Not in the Designer itself.
If there is any feedback to the test app, please write it in this thread:KryptonPalette-Testtool
Ok now, here are my three new palettes:McLane *contains completely new Check- and RadioButtons*
A mix of Black and Silver with blue-ish tracking- and pressed-effects. Close to the office-glassy palettes.
(Inspired by the McSkin from DevExpress)DownloadHazel *contains completely new Check- and RadioButtons*
A soft brown-based palette. May look a little bit strange for the first look, but I like it a lot. I looks very different from the glassy palettes. For those who like to have "something other"
(Inspired by the Caramel-Skin from DevExpress)DownloadPlastic
A very bright palette, inspired by the look of the DataGridColumn- and Listbox-Headers in Windows Vista. Very experimental and not good for your eyes DownloadPlease note:
# Designed for Krypton-Version 2.8.5
# The native .net-Menus (MenuStrip-Popups & ContextMenuStrips) differ from the look of the KryptonContextMenu. Use the KryptonContextMenu for dropdown-menus to get a better look (if possible). I didn't manage to get the native .net menus to look as nice as the Krypton-ones.
--> Phil? Any idea? How did you make the menus in you sparke-palettes?
I would say, the palettes are NOT final - so please write some feedback if there is anything with the palettes you don't like
Have fun with that palettes,