MaterialSkin.2 2.3.1

.NET 5.0 .NET Framework 4.5
dotnet add package MaterialSkin.2 --version 2.3.1
NuGet\Install-Package MaterialSkin.2 -Version 2.3.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="MaterialSkin.2" Version="2.3.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add MaterialSkin.2 --version 2.3.1
#r "nuget: MaterialSkin.2, 2.3.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. 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=2.3.1

// Install MaterialSkin.2 as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MaterialSkin.2&version=2.3.1

MaterialSkin 2 for .NET WinForms

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

This project state is: somewhat active

This means I still read every issue and check every PR and occasionally release new versions when enough pull requests have pilled up, also @orapps44 has been doing excelent work and is keeping this project alive and updated, Thank you! ❤️


Nuget Package

A nuget package version is available here

Or simply search for MaterialSkin.2 on the Nuget Package Manager inside Visual Studio

WIKI Available!

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

You can access it here

Current state of the MaterialSkin components

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

All supported components have a dark theme


  • Progress bar - Animation and variants, maybe round loading thingy
  • Backdrop (maybe)
  • Some Color code improvements and refactoring
  • DatePicker
  • Drawer - Header, Divider, subtitle & scroller


Thanks for taking the time to contribute! 👍

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


Thank you to all the people who have already contributed to MaterialSkin 2 !

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Implementing MaterialSkin 2 in your application

1. Add the library to your project

There are a few methods to add this lib:

The Easy way

Search for MaterialSkin.2 on the Nuget Package manager inside VisualStudio and add it to your project.

Manual way

Download the precompiled DLL available on the releases section and add it as a external reference on your project.

Compile from the latest master

Clone the project from GitHub, then add the MaterialSkin.csproj to your own solution, then add it as a project reference on your project.

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 text

Table control table

Progress bar progress bar

Cards cards

List Box listbox

Expansion Panel expansion

Label label

MaterialSkin using a custom color scheme. custom

FlexibleMaterial Messagebox messagebox

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0-windows7.0 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net45 is compatible.  net451 was computed.  net452 was computed.  net46 was computed.  net461 is compatible.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 is compatible.  net481 was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Additional computed target framework(s)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.
  • .NETFramework 4.5

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.6.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.8

    • No dependencies.
  • net5.0-windows7.0

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages (1)

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Package Downloads

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GitHub repositories (2)

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Version Downloads Last updated
2.3.1 37,342 11/13/2021
2.3.0 930 11/9/2021
2.2.1 5,682 6/21/2021
2.2.0 1,424 5/28/2021
2.1.4 3,775 2/22/2021
2.1.3 7,339 9/23/2020
2.1.2 5,344 2/10/2020
2.1.1 569 1/21/2020
2.1.0 1,130 1/2/2020

See GitHub page for release notes.