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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.

You might find this listing helpful in determining the skin that you should update so that you can avoid duplication of effort and get the consistent application look and feel that you expect.

  1. To view the list of skins and their order of inheritance, open the skin and click the Inheritance tab.
  2. Review the listing under Calculated inheritance order.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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