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Creating Modern WPF Apps with MahApps.Metro 1

by Mark Heath

Learn how to give your WPF applications a "modern" or "Metro" look and feel with the help of the open source library MahApps.Metro.

What you'll learn

In this course, we learn how the open source library MahApps.Metro can be used to give your WPF applications a "modern" or "Metro" look and feel. We start off by seeing how to convert an ordinary WPF application to use MahApps.Metro, and then explore the various enhancements and style updates for common controls. We also learn how to show custom dialogs and flyouts, how to update the color theme of your application, and how to use icon buttons. Finally, we use another open source library, Modern UI Charts, to allow us to display nice looking charts.

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About the author

Mark Heath is a software developer based in Southampton, England, working for NICE Systems as a software architect creating cloud based digital evidence management systems for the police. He is the creator of NAudio, an open source audio framework for .NET. He is passionate about continually improving his skills and training other developers, and in recent years has been particularly focused on the challenges of creating scalable and reliable Azure-deployed systems. In his (very limited) spare t... more

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