Color Schemes in Windows Forms Office2010Form

Office2010Form supports following office color schemes which can be edited through ColorScheme property.

  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Managed
//To set Blue color scheme.

this.ColorScheme = Office2010Theme.Blue;
'To set Blue color scheme.

Me.ColorScheme = Office2010Theme.Blue

Winforms showing colorscheme blue applied in office2010form

To apply the Managed color scheme ApplyManagedColors function from Office2010Colors is used as in the below code snippet.

//To set Managed color scheme.

this.ColorScheme = Office2010Theme.Managed;

Office2010Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.DarkMagenta);
'To set Managed color scheme.

Me.ColorScheme = Office2010Theme.Managed

Office2010Colors.ApplyManagedColors(this, Color.DarkMagenta);

Winforms showing colorscheme managed applied in office2007form

Background color for Office2010 Form

The background of the Office2010 Form can be same, as the color scheme applied to the form. UseOffice2007SchemeBackColor property has to true, to make this effective.

this.UseOffice2010SchemeBackColor = true;
Me.UseOffice2010SchemeBackColor = True

Winforms showing background color applied in office2010form

Applying color schemes

Office2010Form now have the option to apply the Aero theme on forms, which provides a glassy effect. This can be done through the ApplyAeroTheme property.

Aero theme support is available for Office2010Form when used on Windows Vista machines. Previously, ColorSchemes could not be applied to the Office2010Form when the Aero theme was enabled. Now, ColorSchemes can be applied by disabling the Aero theme on Office2010Form.

// Disables Aero Theme on Office2010 Form.

this.ApplyAeroTheme = false;
Disables Aero Theme on Office2010 Form.

Me.ApplyAeroTheme = false;