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Dynamically change theme of PropertyGrid

Jan 28, 2014 at 9:14 PM
Hello, I'm newbie who experements with themes of app for job-interview:)

I dynamically change themes for the Propertygrid. I modified default theme in PropertyGrid/Generics.xaml for it by changing color and placed it to run-time theme file. But property name and grid of items still have default color. How to do it?

I tried to change colors for another controls(combobox, textbox), but it gave no success for vision of PropertyGrid. I see changes of colors only for checkbox.
Jan 30, 2014 at 1:46 PM

If you want to change the theme of the PropertyGrid, you will have to modify 1 of the following files :
-Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit/PropertyGrid/Themes/Aero2.NormalColor.xaml (in Windows8)
-Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit/PropertyGrid/Themes/Generic.xaml (in Windows7)

Then, just using a PropertyGrid should apply these default themes.
May 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM
I can set theme in my xaml for Avalon dock. Is it possible to do the same for the PropertyGrid?


Here application will always load MetroTheme, overriding default theme which depends on window. How can I achieve this for PropertyGrid,
May 5, 2014 at 1:19 PM

If you want to use 1 of the predefined themes(Office2007 Blue, Office2007 Black, Office2007 Silver, Metro Dark, Metro Light) for any controls of the toolkit, you need to load the corresponding ressourceDictionary like this :

            <office:Office2007BlueResourceDictionary />

or in Code-behind :
this.Resources.MergedDictionaries.Add( new Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit.Themes.Office2007.Office2007BlueResourceDictionary() );
And all your Toolkit controls will be themed!

Please note that those themes are only available in the Plus Version of the Toolkit (
For AvalonDock, there are 3 themes available in the Community Edition of the Toolkit (Metro, Aero and VS2010). The Plus version of the Toolkit includes those 3 themes + (Office2007 Blue, Office2007 Black, Office2007 Silver, Metro Dark, Metro Light).