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User specified controls appearance - Existing component ???

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Hi all!

We're developping a system in which we would like to work on something else than changing a form's appearance (and also for the controls in that form) when the users get bored with it.  We'd like to let the user specify the back color, border style, back style, and appearance properties at runtime, and apply those preferences everytime he opens any form.

Is there an existing component that can be included in our software that already does this job?

Thanx for your help!
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Et,

I was looking to doing something along the lines of this.  I never did actually find a component to do this (I did not look really hard though) but I did code it myself.  

What I did was use some default settings for the appearance of the application and then created a form that allowed the user to changes settings such as back color, border style, back style etc.  Once any changes were applied the program created a file which stored these settings.

The program initialaly looks for this file when it loads and if it is not found the default settings are applied.

Sorry I could not be of any more help.

Ed.

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Well, actually I did a pre-developement analysis and chose the same kind of solution as you did, with XML as configuration file format.  It won't be too much work but if I find something else, I'll evaluate it before developping.

Thanx for your help!

Et
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Et,

If you find anything on this could you let me know?  It would be a handy component.

Cheers,

Ed.
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Et,

Could you close out the question please.  It will help with the clean up of old questions and also someone else may have the same problem and this could help them.

Cheers,

Ed.
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ET,

Could you please close this question.

Cheers,

Ed.
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