MaterialSkin.2 2.1.0

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Install-Package MaterialSkin.2 -Version 2.1.0
dotnet add package MaterialSkin.2 --version 2.1.0
<PackageReference Include="MaterialSkin.2" Version="2.1.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add MaterialSkin.2 --version 2.1.0
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#r "nuget: MaterialSkin.2, 2.1.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install MaterialSkin.2 as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=MaterialSkin.2&version=2.1.0

// Install MaterialSkin.2 as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MaterialSkin.2&version=2.1.0
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MaterialSkin for .NET WinForms

Theming .NET WinForms, C# or VB.Net, to Google's Material Design Principles.

This project is ACTIVE (With some long pauses in between, but I still read every issue and check every PR)


Join us on Slack!

Have a quick question? want to discuss some improvement or question some code? come here, let's talk about it

WIKI Available!

But there's not much in there for now, please contribute if you can. 😃

Current state of the MaterialSkin components

Component Supported Disabled mode Animated
Buttons Yes Yes Yes
Backdrop No - -
Cards Yes N/A N/A
Check Box Yes Yes Yes
Check Box List Yes Yes Yes
Combobox Yes Yes Yes
Context Menu Yes Yes Yes
Dialog No - -
Divider Yes N/A N/A
Drawer Yes N/A Yes
Flexible Dialog (big) Yes Yes N/A
FAB - Floating Action Button Yes No Yes
Label Yes Yes N/A
ListView Yes No N/A
Progress Bar Partial No No
Radio Button Yes Yes Yes
Text field Yes No Yes
Sliders No - -
Switch Yes Yes Yes
Tabs Yes N/A Yes

All supported components have a dark theme


  • Progress bar - Animation and variants, maybe round loading thingy
  • Sliders
  • Dialog (!= message box)
  • Backdrop (maybe)
  • Better FAB
  • Better Listview
  • Disabled textfield
  • Some Color code improvements and refactoring


If you have any issues please open an issue; have an improvement? open a pull request.

This project was heavily updated by @leocb leocb/MaterialSkin

forked from donaldsteele/MaterialSkin

and he forked it from the original IgnaceMaes/MaterialSkin

Implementing MaterialSkin in your application

1. Add the library to your project

This will be available as a updated nuget package, but I'm still working on this part

A way of doing this step is by cloning the project from GitHub, compiling the library yourself and adding it as a reference.

Precompiled DLL is available at the releases section

2. Add the MaterialSkin components to your ToolBox

Simply drag the MaterialSkin.dll file into your IDE's ToolBox and all the controls should be added there.

3. Inherit from MaterialForm

Open the code behind your Form you wish to skin. Make it inherit from MaterialForm rather than Form. Don't forget to put the library in your imports, so it can find the MaterialForm class!

C# (Form1.cs)
public partial class Form1 : MaterialForm
VB.NET (Form1.Designer.vb)
Partial Class Form1
  Inherits MaterialSkin.Controls.MaterialForm

4. Initialize your colorscheme

Set your preferred colors & theme. Also add the form to the manager so it keeps updated if the color scheme or theme changes later on.

C# (Form1.cs)
public Form1()

    var materialSkinManager = MaterialSkinManager.Instance;
    materialSkinManager.Theme = MaterialSkinManager.Themes.LIGHT;
    materialSkinManager.ColorScheme = new ColorScheme(Primary.BlueGrey800, Primary.BlueGrey900, Primary.BlueGrey500, Accent.LightBlue200, TextShade.WHITE);
VB.NET (Form1.vb)
Imports MaterialSkin

Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim SkinManager As MaterialSkinManager = MaterialSkinManager.Instance
        SkinManager.Theme = MaterialSkinManager.Themes.LIGHT
        SkinManager.ColorScheme = New ColorScheme(Primary.BlueGrey800, Primary.BlueGrey900, Primary.BlueGrey500, Accent.LightBlue200, TextShade.WHITE)
    End Sub
End Class

Material Design in WPF

If you love .NET and Material Design, you should definitely check out Material Design Xaml Toolkit by ButchersBoy. It's a similar project but for WPF instead of WinForms.


A simple demo interface with MaterialSkin components. home

The MaterialSkin Drawer (menu). drawer

Every MaterialSkin button variant - this is 1 control, 3 properties buttons

The MaterialSkin checkboxes, radio and Switch. selection

Material skin textfield and labels text

Table control table

Progress bar progress bar

Cards cards

MaterialSkin using a custom color scheme. custom

FlexibleMaterial Messagebox messagebox

  • .NETFramework 4.6.1

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages

This package is not used by any NuGet packages.

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Version Downloads Last updated
2.2.1 2,701 6/21/2021
2.2.0 1,062 5/28/2021
2.1.4 2,779 2/22/2021
2.1.3 3,851 9/23/2020
2.1.2 3,626 2/10/2020
2.1.1 378 1/21/2020
2.1.0 618 1/2/2020

New controls, bug fixes and a new rendering method! WARNING: This is NOT a drop-in replacement and will break existing apps