This document describes how to customize a reporting application's look and feel (theme) created for the WinForms platform.
To provide centralized access over the theme settings for all DevExpress controls in a WinForms application, do the following:
Switch to the Visual Studio Toolbox (by pressing CTRL+ALT+X) and drop the DefaultLookAndFeel component from the DX.18.1: Components Toolbox tab onto the application's main form.
Specify the application's skin name at the application startup. See Skins for the list of available skins.
The specified theme is applied to all DevExpress controls in the application that have their UserLookAndFeel.UseDefaultLookAndFeel property set to true (the default value).
Drop this component onto the form, click its smart tag and select the required form. When using a ribbon-based report viewer or editor, choose Convert to Ribbon Form to correctly display the ribbon toolbar.
The following image illustrates the result: