TabFormControlBase.AllowGlyphSkinning Property

Gets or sets whether the tab icons are painted based on the foreground color.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v21.2.dll


public virtual DefaultBoolean AllowGlyphSkinning { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description


True, if the tab icons are painted based on the foreground color; otherwise, Default or 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 glyph skinning feature allows you to paint the TabFormPage header icons (see TabFormPage.Image) based on the foreground color. The AllowGlyphSkinning property specifies the global glyph skinning setting for all TabFormPage objects that belong to the TabForm. If the property is set to Default or False, the feature is disabled. You can override this setting for a particular TabFormPage using the TabFormPage.AllowGlyphSkinning property.

For the best visual results, we recommend using the gray-scale icons from the DevExpress Image Gallery. See the Glyph Skinning topic to learn more about the glyph skinning feature.

To enable the glyph skinning feature for custom buttons displayed in the TabForm header, use the BarManager.AllowGlyphSkinning property of the BarManager associated with the TabForm (accessible through the TabFormControl.Manager property).

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