Sunisoft Skin Solutions v2
Since 2001, we provide skin solutions
(SUIPack/SUISkin) for Delphi/C++Builder developers. Since 2005,
we extended our skin technique to .NET(Winforms) platform
(IrisSkin). Sunisoft Skin Solutions v2 is a full upgrade for all
these products. It includes, an upgraded specification for skin
description, a brand new SkinBuilder tool which is much easier
to use for UI/skin designers, the upgraded components for
developers and much more new skins. With it, you can
Design freely, Get immediately
With new SkinBuilder tool
which supports to load VisualStyle(*.msstyles) files, you can own
thousands of skins now!
We have over 2,000 customers who are
using Sunisoft Skin Solutions v2 around world.
In version 2, we improved the skin description and
specification. It provides more flexible in design. E.g. version 2
supports two modes of the title bar definiens for a window: 5
sections mode and 3 sections mode. The 3 secions mode is a
traditionary mode which supported by version 1 of skin solutions. It
just separates a title bar into 3 sections: left, right and middle.
The left section and right section will be painted on the left/right
side of the title bar with original size. And the middle section
will be stretch(horizontal) painted between left and right section.
In version 2, the new 5 sections mode supports to separate a title
bar into 5 sections: left, caption, bridge, middle and right. The
newly added caption and bridge sections are designed for showing the
caption of the window more suitably. It means that the length of the
caption section will be adjusted according to the length of the
caption automatically. Here is an example of 5 sections
Decreased the width of the window:
Version 2 also upgraded the format of the skin file. In version 1,
we use .sui files as the skin files. In version 2, we use the
improved .ssk(Sunisoft Skin) files. All components which supports
Skin Solutions v2 use .ssk file. The new format of the skin file
decreased its size much. And it supports to be password-protected,
it means the skins provider/designer can distribute the skins with
password protected and only licensed people can use it.
Version 2 also added more definition and improved the definition for
some of controls. More, please refer to the
what's new page.
brand new SkinBuilder tool
In version 2, the skin components (e.g. SUISkin
for Delphi/C++Builder, IrisSkin for .NET/Winforms) conform to an
uniform skin specification and use the uniform skin files (*.ssk).
SkinBuilder is the tool to help to build skin file from a single
bitmap file. It also can decompile the skin file (*.ssk) and version
1 skin file (*.sui) to a single bitmap file. From v1.1 of the
SkinBuilder tool, it even supports to load a VisualStyle(*.msstyles)
file and then build it into a skin file. This means that you can own
thousands of skins.
The newly designed SkinBuilder tool is much easier to use than
bofore. For a designer, he just need to prepare a source bitmap file
for his design, then open it with SkinBuilder and build it into the
skin file. No project management, no any settings. To download the
free SkinBuilder tool, please
We also updated our skin components for Skin
IrisSkin, from 3.0, fully supports Skin Solutions v2.
SUISkin, from 4.0, fully supports Skin Solutions v2.
SUIPack, from 6.0, fully supports Skin Solutions v2.
Please note, all upgraded components only supports new format of the
skin file(*.ssk). If you have created some old version skin
files(*.sui), you can convert them into the new version with