DevExpress VLC activate lookandfeel

The cxGrid and probably more stuff have some nice potential for nice skins and looks, but i cant figure out how to invoke it. No matter what i change in the lookandfeel property, its still the same grey. If i drop a "cxLookAndFeelController" its the same. The documentation tells a lot about what can theoretically can be done, but not how to do it.  It states

"You can also customize the root look and feel via the TcxLookAndFeelController and TdxSkinController components.", fine - but how and a click on the linked TdxSkinController displays a "Selection is not associated with any topics..."

Anyone know how to get a very simple  "Hello World" out of this and punch a hole in the wall?
Paer ToernellAsked:
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Sinisa VukSoftware architectCommented:
Answer to similar question on DE forum states to set LookAndFeel.NativeStyle property to False and LookAndFeel.SkinName to skin you use....
And another one too... Take pdf documentation here...
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
It all depends on what you have in your package.

Do you only have the cxGrid, or do you also have the skins library ?
https://www.devexpress.com/Products/VCL/ExSkins/
Without the skins library, you're limited to 3 or 4 look and feels.
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Paer ToernellAuthor Commented:
Yes i have. What i need is a very simple hello world that shows med what styles (or equivalent) i can apply and how to do it without any form of reverse engineering involved.
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Paer ToernellAuthor Commented:
I have the full VCL package. I would like something like this but i cant get it:Nice Colors
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
that's devexpress grid look and feel

Step 1: Load stylesheet(s)
And a TcxStyleRepository to your form
Right click edit that
Choose tab Style Sheets
Hit predefined
From the combo select your view type: for table view: TcxGridTableViewStyleSheet
Choose Devexpress
Hit Load
Hit Close

Step 2: Assign the stylesheet to your grid/view
In your grid :
Select the tableview
F11 (for property window)
Open Styles
at the bottom > stylesheet combo
choose GridTableViewStyleSheetDevExpress (or the name you gave it)

That's it.

For next views ...
Right click the tableview, copy settings from view
Choose your changed view from above process
>  or repeat the process
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