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The xml files contained in the colors/ folder contain the different colour themes for the skin. This allows you the skinner to define the colours that you'll use for text + images once in terms of english names (rather than hex codes) and potentially allows you to have different colour themes.
 
The xml files contained in the colors/ folder contain the different colour themes for the skin. This allows you the skinner to define the colours that you'll use for text + images once in terms of english names (rather than hex codes) and potentially allows you to have different colour themes.
  
Each colour theme has a single .xml file. The default colours should be placed in default.xml - this is a fallback file that is used when the user hasn't requested another colour theme, or when their selected colour theme doesn't contain a particular colour assignment.
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Each additional colour theme has a single .xml file, where the filename should be the same as the name of the colour theme (eg. orange.xml). The default colours should be placed in defaults.xml - this is a fallback file that is used when the user hasn't requested another colour theme, or when their selected colour theme doesn't contain a particular colour assignment.
  
 
The layout is as follows (note that the hex code is in ARGB format):
 
The layout is as follows (note that the hex code is in ARGB format):

Revision as of 13:52, 27 October 2013

The xml files contained in the colors/ folder contain the different colour themes for the skin. This allows you the skinner to define the colours that you'll use for text + images once in terms of english names (rather than hex codes) and potentially allows you to have different colour themes.

Each additional colour theme has a single .xml file, where the filename should be the same as the name of the colour theme (eg. orange.xml). The default colours should be placed in defaults.xml - this is a fallback file that is used when the user hasn't requested another colour theme, or when their selected colour theme doesn't contain a particular colour assignment.

The layout is as follows (note that the hex code is in ARGB format):

<colors>
  <color name="white">ffffffff</color>
  <color name="grey">7fffffff</color>
  <color name="green">ff00ff7f</color>
</colors>

You can then use <textcolor>white</textcolor> within the main skin files to refer to which colour you want. This allows you to easily change all the colouring in the skin by just adding a new .xml file to the colors/ folder.

See also

Development: