DockPanel.AllowCustomHeaderButtonsGlyphSkinning Property

Gets or sets whether Custom Header Button icons should be painted according to the currently applied skin.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v21.1.dll


public DefaultBoolean AllowCustomHeaderButtonsGlyphSkinning { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description


true if Custom Header Button icons should be painted according to the currently applied skin; otherwise, false.

Available values:

Name Description

Corresponds to a Boolean value of true.


Corresponds to a Boolean value of false.


The default behavior determined by the control’s logic.


The DockPanel.AllowGlyphSkinning property allows you to paint panel icons in this panel’s foreground color. This property affects icons within panel caption, the tab header and auto-hide header. To apply the Glyph Skinning to the Custom Header Button icons, use the AllowCustomHeaderButtonsGlyphSkinning property instead.

The AllowCustomHeaderButtonsGlyphSkinning property’s main objective is to paint Custom Header Button icons in an application Skin‘s colors. Use it to implement your own custom buttons that look exactly like default buttons (close, auto-hide, maximize). However, you can use it to paint monochrome icons in your own custom colors. To do this, access the IButtonProperties.Appearance section of the desired items within the DockPanel.CustomHeaderButtons collection.

The animation below illustrates a DockPanel with two default and one custom header button. All three buttons are painted in the same pattern according to the currently applied skin (Office 2013).

DockPanel - CustomHeaderButton Glyph Skinning

See the Glyph Skinning topic to see all controls that support the Glyph Skinning Feature.

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