The latest DevExpress Themes contain a palette. In the palette themes, you should edit less than 50 colors to change a theme appearance. In the non-palette themes, you should update hundreds of colors to achieve the same goal. Every palette color has a name and a color value.
When you create a new theme in Theme Designer, palette themes (Color Themes) are located in the Color Themes group:
Themes you have imported from the Theme Editor do not contain a palette.
In the Palette window you can do the following operations:
When you add a color, this color appears in the Theme Specific group:
You can open the list of available operations in any of the following ways:
Use any of the following approaches to change a palette color:
The Palette window contains the search bar where you can search for a color name or color value.
XAML file contains palette bindings to elements. Theme Designer uses the $ symbol to mark palette colors (for example, the $Backstage.Delimeter value indicates the Backstage.Delimeter palette color).
Follow the steps below to bind a palette color to an element in the Individual Colors window:
The following animation demonstrates how to bind a palette color to an element in the Individual Colors window:
Follow the steps below to bind a color to an element in the XAML file using the CodeView window:
The palette color name is underlined with this color's value.
You can group items by color in the Individual Colors window. To change the color of all items in a group, right-click the group and enter a color name/value.