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WindowsFormsSettings.AllowSkinEditorAttach Property

Gets or sets whether or not you can use this application to preview custom skins in WinForms Skin Editor.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v19.1.dll


public static DefaultBoolean AllowSkinEditorAttach { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

true, if this application can be used to preview custom skins; otherwise, false.

Available values:

Name Description

Corresponds to a Boolean value of true.


Corresponds to a Boolean value of false.


The value is determined by the current object’s parent object setting (e.g., a control setting).


In WinForms Skin Editor, go to the Settings dialog, switch to the “External Preview Applications” tab, and specify a path to an application’s executable file.

Skin Editor - Preview App

Click the Button - Preview“External Preview Application” button on the Skin Editor’s main screen to choose a preview application, and if it has the AllowSkinEditorAttach property enabled, the app will be painted using your currently opened skin. This allows you to preview skins in a real-life application without the necessity to export them as libraries and reference them in that project.

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