Intersoft ClientUI Documentation
Walkthrough: Style a Window in Blend Designer

Intersoft ClientUI includes rich controls that can be easily styled through brushes properties, although more advanced customization such as control and template editing are supported as well. This walkthrough shows how to change the style of UXWindow by using the designer tools available in Expression Blend.

In this walkthrough, you perform the following tasks:


You need the following components to complete this walkthrough:

Creating New Silverlight Application and Website Project

The first step is to create a new Silverlight Application and Website project in Microsoft Expression Blend 4.

To create a new Silverlight application and Website project

  1. Start Microsoft Expression Blend 4.

  2. Create a new Silverlight project using the Silverlight Application + Website project template. Name the project as AddMenuItemAndSeparatorToMenuBarInBlendDesigner.

Style a Window in Blend Designer

To style a window in Blend Designer.

  1. Open the MainPage.xaml.
  2. Add the UXDesktop within the LayoutRoot.
  3. Set the Width and Height properties of UXDesktop to Auto.
  4. Select one of the UXWindow.
  5. Set the colour of the UXWindow as the following.
  6. Run the project. This is the colour of UXWindow when active.

    This is the colour of UXWindow when inactive.

In this walkthrough, you have learned how to style a UXWindow using Microsoft Expression Blend. To learn more about more advanced customization such as control template editing, see Styles and Templates Overview.

Complete Code Listing


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    xmlns:Intersoft="" xmlns:d="" xmlns:mc="" mc:Ignorable="d"
    Width="640" Height="480">

    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
        <Intersoft:UXDesktop Height="480" Width="640">
            <Intersoft:UXWindow Header="UXWindow Title">
            <Intersoft:UXWindow Header="UXWindow Title" Background="#FFFF0F0F" ContentBackground="#FF0865FB" HeaderForeground="#FFFFEA00" Foreground="#FFCE00FF" InactiveBorderBrush="#FF00FFE2" InactiveBackground="Black" IsClientVisible="True" d:LayoutOverrides="Width, Height">
                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0,24" MappingMode="Absolute" StartPoint="0,0">
                        <GradientStop Color="#59FFFFFF" Offset="0"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#003D3D3D" Offset="1"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#0C000000" Offset="0.35"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#0C5E0000" Offset="0.34"/>

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