Data-Viewer Web Part 3.6 User’s Guide, Part 6: How to Update the Skin and Font to the Site Theme

Are you looking to display data from a SharePoint list/library, SQL table/view, Bamboo List Rollup, or BDC/BCS without the need for creating a data view which requires SharePoint Designer? With Bamboo's Data-Viewer Web Part, you can accomplish all of this and more. Whether you want to: customize the look and feel; allow users to group, filter, and sort; apply calculations and/or export items to Microsoft Excel; or customize the CSS, Data-Viewer Web Part is THE must-have tool for business intelligence and analytics. All these options, as well as the ability to: perform inline editing of data; apply conditional formatting and calculations to both the master data and the nested child data; and access Lists and List Rollup data-views from all across your SharePoint farm, are all available now with the latest release of Data-Viewer Web Part.

To help celebrate the release of Data-Viewer Web Part version 3.6, we have put together a brand-new 8-part series that will walk you through how to use the product's newest and most popular features.  Here in part six, we will show you how to define the look and feel of Data-Viewer Web Part by inheriting the site theme.  By inheriting the site theme, you provide an option for the Data-Viewer to use the Site Theme as its default skin and font.

To begin, go to Site Settings > Site Theme > Select a Theme:


Next, go to the tool pane and navigate to the Look and Feel Settings.

Under Select Skin, select the Inherit Site Theme option:

When you return to Data-Viewer Web Part, you will see that the Web Part has the same skin and font as the Site Theme:

Are you ready to test drive Data-Viewer Web Part in your own SharePoint environment? Jump over to the Data-Viewer Web Part product page now and select Add Trial to Cart to download a free, fully-functional 30-day trial.

Want to learn more about Data-Viewer Web Part? Check out the rest of the series here:

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