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ControlSkin Class

Represents a control skin, which is a means to define stylistic properties that are applied to an ASP.NET Web server control.


Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public class ControlSkin

The ControlSkin type exposes the following members.

Public methodControlSkinInfrastructure. Creates a new instance of the ControlSkin class using the passed Control type and delegate.

Public propertyControlTypeInfrastructure. Gets the Type of the control that the ControlSkin object is associated with.

Public methodApplySkinInfrastructure. Applies the skin to the Control control contained by the ControlSkin object.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Page and control developers do not use the ControlSkinDelegate, ControlSkin, or PageTheme classes directly. These classes are used internally by the ASP.NET page framework to apply server-side properties and cascading style sheet definitions that are defined in ASP.NET themes and control skin files to specific types of controls.

ControlSkin objects represent a named skin or default skin of a Control control at run time and design time. ASP.NET builds PageTheme, ControlSkin and ControlSkinDelegate objects to apply the style elements defined in themes and control skin files to ASP.NET Web pages and controls.

For more information about themes and control skins, see ASP.NET Themes and Skins.

How to: Define ASP.NET ThemesBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications
How to: Define ASP.NET ThemesBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications

The following code example demonstrates how control skins are specified for controls in a declarative ASP.NET page. The example shows three ASP.NET server controls found in the same page, two that use the same named skin and one that uses a different skin.

<asp:repeater runat="server" id="Specials" skinid = "ProductSpecialsList" />
<asp:repeater runat="server" id="TopItems" skinid = "ProductList" />
<asp:repeater runat="server" id="Items" skinid = "ProductList" />

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.