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Adding a parent skin

You can add a parent to an existing skin. When you add a parent to a skin, the skin becomes dependent on the parent and inherits styles and formats from the parent. If the parent skin is changed, those changes are inherited by the dependent skin.

  1. Open the skin to which you want to add a parent.

  2. On the Inheritance tab of the Skin rule form, enter the parent skin name in the Skin inheritance field or click the Open icon to select from a list of available skins.

  3. Save the skin.

Optionally, if you want to inherit base settings from the parent, select the Inherit from parent check box on the Base settings tab of the dependent skin.

  • Skin rules

    Use the skin to specify the presentation of your content. You can style all presentation elements of your interface in the skin, including typography, borders, backgrounds, layouts, and the placement and alignment of elements.

  • Skin inheritance

    Skin inheritance allows formats and mixins of a parent skin to be inherited by a dependent skin. The formats inherited by the dependent skin do not have to be explicitly defined in the dependent skin but will defined by formats in the parent skin. When a format on the parent skin is modified, the dependent skin automatically inherits those changes

  • Creating a new dependent skin

    When you create a new skin, you can add a parent skin. The new skin becomes dependent on the parent and inherits the parent's formats and mixins. If the parent skin is changed, those changes are inherited by the dependent skin.

  • Overriding an inherited format

    You can override inherited formats in a dependent style to make an exception to the inherited styling.

  • Reverting an inherited format

    If an inherited format is overridden, reverting restores the format to the style inherited from the parent skin.

  • Viewing the skin inheritance stack

    The Inheritance tab of the Skin rule form lists the names, and the sequence of, the parent and dependent skins.

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