Apply Skins To All Windows
In a web browser app which makes use of the Web Browser control, users can change the skin of the browser. Similar to IE6, users can open a new browser window by navigating to the File--->New menu or right-click a link to open the link in a new page.
Assume that while using a skin, a user opens a new window (by either of the 2 ways stated above). But when the new window opens, it doesn't reflect the current skin that is already being used by the user.
How do I open the new window so that it renders the skin that the user is using currently?
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----------------------- FORM 1------------------
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