Gets or sets a value indicating whether themes apply to this control.

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

public override bool EnableTheming { get; set; }
property bool EnableTheming {
	virtual bool get() override;
	virtual void set(bool value) override;
override EnableTheming : bool with get, set
Public Overrides Property EnableTheming As Boolean

Property Value


true to use themes; otherwise, false. The default is true.


The property indicates whether themes are enabled for a specified control. When the property is true, the theme directory for the application is searched for control skins to apply. If no skin for the particular control exists in the theme directory, skins are not applied.

When the property is false, the theme directory is not searched and the contents of the property is not used.

A control can override the value set by its parent control or the containing page. For example, if a parent control has the property set to false, you can selectively apply themes to child controls that are contained within the parent by setting the property to true on the individual child controls.

Themes can be enabled at the page, container, or control level. When theming is disabled at the page or container level, themes are disabled for all controls that are contained by the page or container.

Version Information
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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