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AmbientTheme Class

Provides the look and feel property settings to a top-level workflow in a design-time environment.

Namespace:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel (in System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll)

public class AmbientTheme : DesignerTheme

Workflow themes define the look and feel of a workflow design surface. This includes any background styles, foreground styles, fonts, and icons defined for the workflow design surface. An ambient theme contains the default display properties for the workflow design surface. It provides settings to be used across the entire design surface (for example, the grid, background and foreground colors, read-only designer color, and so on). It can use either user-selected values or the values from the operational system.


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0