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Office 2013 Theme for WPF Controls
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Pieter
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Pieter asked on 18 Jul 2012, 12:14 PM
Hi there,

Since the (very) recent release of Office 2013, will Telerik be rolling out an Office 2013 theme for WPF Controls?

What would be the timeline?

Thanks in advance.

Pieter

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Hristo
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answered on 23 Jul 2012, 08:07 AM
Hello,

A theme based on Office 2013 is not in our immediate plans. We will discuss this on our next planning meeting.

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Chad
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answered on 27 Jul 2012, 11:30 PM
+1 for Office 2013 theme -- would be nice to have for Silverlight also...
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Jesper
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answered on 17 Jan 2013, 01:07 PM
It's really important for us to support the Office2013 styles. Count it as +1 from me!
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Wojciech
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answered on 01 Feb 2013, 08:48 AM
+1 for Office 2013 Ribbon theme/style
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Matt
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answered on 16 Apr 2013, 04:53 PM
+1 more for the Office 2013 theme.  I'm very surprised Telerik is so far behind the curve on this one.
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Chad
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answered on 16 Apr 2013, 05:32 PM
+1 again...

We've now invested about $300k doing this ourselves... any interest in taking over support from us?

  Chad

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Dimitrina
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answered on 19 Apr 2013, 08:35 AM
Hello,

Thank you for your interest.

We are currently working on it, but so far I cannot commit when it will be officially released. 

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Christian
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answered on 07 Jul 2013, 02:42 PM
Any update on this? I'm considering/looking at DevExpress because of their Office 2013 theming. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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Dimitrina
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answered on 08 Jul 2013, 09:04 AM
Hello,

The Office 2013 Theme is planned to be released with the upcoming Q3 2012.

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Alan
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answered on 23 Jul 2013, 02:54 PM
Didie, do you mean Q3 2013?
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Dimitrina
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answered on 23 Jul 2013, 03:01 PM
Hi,

Yes, you are correct. I apologize for the wrong year. 

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Alexey
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answered on 17 Oct 2013, 05:59 AM
Hello!
I'm using the newly version Q3 2013. How to set Office2013 theme for all controls in application? Tried to use StyleManager.ApplicationTheme, but can not create object Office2013Theme, because it internal. How can this be done?
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Dimitrina
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answered on 17 Oct 2013, 10:28 AM
Hi,

You can apply the Theme using the approach explained in the Implicit Styles article. For the purpose you need to add NoXaml binaries to your application.

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answered on 17 Oct 2013, 03:16 PM
Any examples? Because what you linked to makes no sense.

Also, why switch from something simple to something overly convoluted and tedious?
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Pana
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answered on 21 Oct 2013, 08:23 AM
Hello,

I understand your frustration, however implicit styles are not that convoluted and tedious.

We have done our best to allow our clients easily create new projects using the implicit styles. For example if you install our controls for WPF you will have Telerik new project templates for creating an implicit styles enabled project. You can create a project using implicit styles without a single line of code. How to - please check the 4 attached screenshots  (CreatingImplicitStylesApp00.png, CreatingImplicitStylesApp01.png, CreatingImplicitStylesApp02.png, CreatingImplicitStylesApp03.png)

Technically it simply references the assemblies from the right location - Binaries.NoXaml and merges the themes in the app.xaml:

<Application x:Class="SampleWPFApp.App"
        StartupUri="MainWindow.xaml">
    <Application.Resources>
      <ResourceDictionary>
          <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
            <ResourceDictionary Source="/Telerik.Windows.Themes.Office_Blue;component/Themes/System.Windows.xaml"/>
            <ResourceDictionary Source="/Telerik.Windows.Themes.Office_Blue;component/Themes/Telerik.Windows.Controls.xaml"/>
            <ResourceDictionary Source="/Telerik.Windows.Themes.Office_Blue;component/Themes/Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input.xaml"/>
            <ResourceDictionary Source="/Telerik.Windows.Themes.Office_Blue;component/Themes/Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation.xaml"/>
          </ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
      </ResourceDictionary>
    </Application.Resources>
</Application>

And you are done.

Further more only If you want to change the themes at runtime you can simply remove all merged dictionaries for the current app.xaml and merge the new dictionaries from the new theme. How to - please check the attached WPF project. It contains 3 buttons that swap the merged dictionaries using the following code:

using System;
using System.Windows;
 
namespace SampleWPFApp
{
    public partial class MainWindow : Window
    {
        public MainWindow()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
 
        private void Blue_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            ChangeTheme("Office_Blue");
        }
 
        private void Silver_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            ChangeTheme("Office_Silver");
        }
 
        private void Office2013_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            ChangeTheme("Office2013");
        }
 
        private static void ChangeTheme(string theme)
        {
            Application.Current.Resources.MergedDictionaries.Clear();
            MergeThemeResourceDictionary(theme, "System.Windows");
            MergeThemeResourceDictionary(theme, "Telerik.Windows.Controls");
            MergeThemeResourceDictionary(theme, "Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input");
            MergeThemeResourceDictionary(theme, "Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation");
        }
 
        private static void MergeThemeResourceDictionary(string theme, string assembly)
        {
            var resourceDictionary = new ResourceDictionary();
            var uriPath = string.Format("/Telerik.Windows.Themes.{0};component/Themes/{1}.xaml", theme, assembly);
            resourceDictionary.Source = new Uri(uriPath, UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute);
            Application.Current.Resources.MergedDictionaries.Add(resourceDictionary);
        }
    }
}


Should you have further problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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answered on 21 Oct 2013, 01:20 PM
I don't see how a project template is going to help for anything already well into development.

Also, tried what you suggested. Doesn't work. Submitted support ticket.
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Yana
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answered on 22 Oct 2013, 02:28 PM
Hello Nathan,

Thank you for sending the additional information in the ticket. We have reviewed it and replied.

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answered on 22 May 2017, 10:02 PM
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