Windows 7 Silverlight 4 Application Theme Available

New application themes are now available for download from Microsoft for developers leveraging the latest iteration of Silverlight. A total of three new Silverlight 4 Application Themes went live on the Microsoft Download Center earlier this week, namely the Accent Color, Windows 7 and Cosmopolitan themes. As it was the case with previous releases of application themes for Silverlight, the latest releases can be grabbed free of charge. Developers will be able to take advantage of the new themes in concert with the navigation template that is included in the Silverlight 4 Tools installer. At the same time, devs can turn to a number of resource dictionaries that are provided alongside the themes.

“We are making available the final version of the 3 new application themes we developed. These include the Accent Color, Windows 7 and Cosmopolitan themes. The download contains Visual Studio 2010 template installers, Blend 4 compatible templates as well as the raw resource dictionary assets and sample projects. Final versions for the RIA Services business application template will be coming as we identified some last minute changes we need to make. You can, of course, use the raw assets and tweak them into your existing applications as needed,” Tim Heuer, program manager for Microsoft Silverlight, revealed.

Developers that have explored the new possibilities offered by Silverlight already know that they can extensively customize the look and feel of controls for applications through themes. In the particular case of the latest Silverlight 4 themes, ‘Cosmopolitan’ is based on the Metro UI. However, the Cosmopolitan label has nothing to do with the actual moniker for the Windows Phone 7 design language, codename Metro.

You can find these new themes here

New application themes are now available for download from Microsoft for developers leveraging the latest iteration of Silverlight.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: December 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Market pressures to move more quickly and develop innovative applications are forcing organizations to rethink how they develop and release applications. The combination of public clouds and physical back-end infrastructures are a means to get applications out faster. However, these hybrid solutions complicate DevOps adoption, with application delivery pipelines that span across complex hybrid cloud and non-cloud environments. Check out this …

  • CentreCorp is a fully integrated and diversified property management and real estate service company, specializing in the "shopping center" segment, and is one of the premier retail service providers in North America. Company executives travel a great deal, carrying a number of traveling laptops with critical current business data, and no easy way to back up to the network outside the office. Read this case study to learn how CentreCorp implemented a suite of business continuity services that included …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds