This tutorial is intended to help anyone create a skin with SkinStudio.
First we are going to get to know
the SkinStudio IDE (Interactive Development Environment).
Then we are going to load a default
WindowBlinds skin to get to know how WindowBlinds skins the different window
elements. And finally we are going to create a new skin using some
of the wizards in SkinStudio.
Because both programs are currently in development, I need to let you know
which versions of the programs this tutorial is written for.
- SkinStudio - version 1.0
- WindowBlinds - version 2.12 (beta 2.15)
It is my aim to get you acquainted with SkinStudio and the WindowBlinds UIS
definitions. This will help you learn what tools are available to help
create a skin for WindowBlinds, as well as the heart and soul of
WindowBlinds skinning (the UIS format). Skinning requires patience,
persistence, creativity, and imagination. The important thing is to play
with the features until you feel comfortable enough to start from scratch.
Let's begin with an overview of the SkinStudio IDE.