Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Modernize your WPF app's with the Modern UI for WPF Templates

Visual Studio Gallery - Modern UI for WPF Templates

A collection of project and item templates for Modern UI for WPF.

Adding a number of Visual C# project and item templates to Visual Studio 2012 for creating WPF applications with a Modern UI look & feel.

New Project Template 'Modern UI WPF Application' available in Visual C#\Windows

New Item Templates in Visual C# Items\Modern UI for WPF

For more information about Modern UI for WPF see


Modern UI for WPF

A set of controls and styles converting your WPF application into a great looking Modern UI app. This open source project is a spin-off of XAML Spy , the visual runtime inspector for Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows Store and WPF. Read the announcement at .

Make sure you visit the documentation to learn how to incorporate Modern UI for WPF into your application.



  • Appearance, configurable at runtime
    • Dark and light theme
    • Accent color
    • Large and small fonts
  • New modern controls
    • BBCodeBlock
    • ModernButton
    • ModernDialog
    • ModernFrame
    • ModernMenu
    • ModernTab
    • ModernWindow
    • TransitioningContentControl
  • Layout
    • A set of predefined page layouts for a consistent look & feel
  • Control styles
    • Styles for common WPF controls, such as Button, TextBlock, etc.
    • All styles automatically adapt the dark and light theme and use accent colors where appropiate
  • Project and item templates
    • Visual Studio 2012 project and item templates for creating ModernUI apps as fast and smooth as possible

No need for Modern UI envy if your stuck in a Windows 7 world. Now you can style your WPF app's to mimic the Modern UI look and feel...

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