Themes and OpenFile, SaveFile, BrowseFolder and Print dialog

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  1. Patrick
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    Aug 2012

    Posted 28 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hello,
    in a WPF application, when using a theme, we can use the them for the main application window, the dialog boxes, but not for some system dialogs, such as OpenFile, SaveFile, BrowseFolder and Print. These dialogs keep their Windows look and are not themed.
    Thence, the following questions:
    1. Do you have a solution to theme these dialog boxes?
    2. Do you plan to have a solution to theme them?
    3. Do you plan to have replacement dialog boxes for them?
    4. Do we need to make replacement ourselves?
    Patrick
  2. Vanya Pavlova
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    2019 posts

    Posted 30 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Patrick,

     

    These specific dialogs are part of the operating system and they are not supposed to be themed. 
    WPF provides the opportunity to manipulate these dialogs using wrapper classes from Microsoft.Win32 namespace, however if you need to completely restyle them it is better to create your own custom dialog with limited functionality. Since this is not a straight-forward task we do not have plans for implementing custom dialogs and theme specific styles. 


    Have a great day!


    Regards,
    Vanya Pavlova
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