Announcing the ExpressSkins Library Beta for VCL Subscribers

DevExpress is proud to announce the first beta of the ExpressSkins Library for Delphi and C++Builder. This beta is available to all active VCL Subscribers and introduces skin support to the following DevExpress VCL controls:

  • ExpressQuantumGrid v6
  • ExpressEditors Library
  • ExpressQuantumTreeList v4
  • ExpressVerticalGrid
  • ExpressPivotGrid
  • ExpressLayout Control
  • ExpressPageControl

Features & Benefits

Skins allow you to create visually appealing interfaces and deliver more compelling solutions to your end-users. A skin contains bitmaps showing all control elements in their various states (normal, hot-tracked, selected, pressed, etc.) Since each control is painted using the corresponding bitmap, the appearance of the entire skinned application does not generally depend on the operating system. For instance, by using skins, you can introduce the XP look and feel into applications that are not running within the XP operating system.

ExpressSkins ships with an integrated Skin Editor – allowing you to modify existing skins (this beta ships with 2 skins) or create your own to address specific customer requirements.

Installing the Beta

To obtain your copy of the ExpressSkins Library Beta, you must first logon to our Client Center and download our VCL Unified Installer. If you have forgotten your login credentials or need assistance with the installation process, feel free to contact us via email at: If you do not own a subscription or wish to renew an expired subscription, you can do so via our Client Center or feel free to contact us via email at:

Thank you and Best Wishes
The DevExpress Team