The Telerik Visual Style Builder (VSB) for WinForms is a desktop-based, fully functional UI customization tool that enables easy, point-and-click customization of skins and themes for the UI for WinForms suite. This tool eliminates the need to understand the element and control structure of the Controls to create custom skins. It gives you complete power over the UI elements of the control and enables you to create your own custom skin in minutes.
Create New Themes in Minutes
A theme represents the overall look and feel of the product. Traditionally, creating a new theme is either impossible or takes significant time, designer involvement and endless drilling into the element structure of a control.
With the new Telerik Visual Style Builder for WinForms, that effort is a thing of the past. Simply select the control needing a theme, and the VSB will load all essential elements and states so you can tweak to achieve the desired look and feel. A series of editors, color dialogs and styling tools enable you to tweak the designs to your exact liking each and every time. Once you have defined your style, drag and drop it to the control state (or use the fly-out drop-down repository menu) to style it.
The tool also offers a gridded design-time surface with resizing support, undo/redo functionality, theme preview, copy/paste of styles, information where a style is used, and an advanced mode for experienced users, all aimed at streamlining your work. It is easy to use, and is suitable for developers and designers alike.
Fine Tune Individual Elements to Perfection
Through the "fine tune" or advanced mode of the Visual Style Builder, you can adjust any element of the Controls theme to perfectly fit in your application. Whether you want to change the default text’s font or size, the item’s margins and padding, background, shape or any property – it’s all easy and intuitive through the Visual Style Builder’s interface. You can also create new states for each control, in case the one you need is not listed, all with a few mouse clicks.