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Lutz
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Lutz asked on 12 Jun 2012, 11:30 PM
I am using the StyleManager.ApplicationTheme function to set the theme of my app. When I assign MetroTheme() everything works fine, but if I assign any of the others (like Expression_DarkTheme), the app crashes with a NullReferenceException in PresentationFramework.dll when I try to show a new window that's docked.
The app starts up fine and shows the correct theming, but when I click on the button that shows my window, the exception is thrown.
Usually the location is in the MeasureOverride() functions of on the the Panels (I've seen it in ProportionalStackPanel and DockingPanel)

I'm setting the theme as per the documentation in my constructor. This is my code:
public MainWindow()
{
  //StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new Expression_DarkTheme();  // Crashes
  StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new MetroTheme();
  //StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new VistaTheme();            // Crashes
  //StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new Windows7Theme();         // Crashes
  //StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new Office_BlackTheme();     // Crashes
  //StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new Office_SilverTheme();    // Crashes
  //StyleManager.ApplicationTheme = new TransparentTheme();      // Crashes
 
  InitializeComponent();
  DataContext = ViewModel = new ShellViewModel();
}


This is the callstack:
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.GetInstanceValue(UncommonField`1 dataField, DependencyObject container, FrameworkElement feChild, FrameworkContentElement fceChild, Int32 childIndex, DependencyProperty dp, Int32 i, EffectiveValueEntry& entry)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.GetChildValueHelper(UncommonField`1 dataField, ItemStructList`1& valueLookupList, DependencyProperty dp, DependencyObject container, FrameworkObject child, Int32 childIndex, Boolean styleLookup, EffectiveValueEntry& entry, ValueLookupType& sourceType, FrameworkElementFactory templateRoot)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.GetChildValue(UncommonField`1 dataField, DependencyObject container, Int32 childIndex, FrameworkObject child, DependencyProperty dp, FrugalStructList`1& childRecordFromChildIndex, EffectiveValueEntry& entry, ValueLookupType& sourceType, FrameworkElementFactory templateRoot)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.GetValueFromStyleOrTemplate(FrameworkObject fo, DependencyProperty dp, EffectiveValueEntry& entry)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.ApplyStyleOrTemplateValue(FrameworkObject fo, DependencyProperty dp)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.InvalidateContainerDependents(DependencyObject container, FrugalStructList`1& exclusionContainerDependents, FrugalStructList`1& oldContainerDependents, FrugalStructList`1& newContainerDependents)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.DoThemeStyleInvalidations(FrameworkElement fe, FrameworkContentElement fce, Style oldThemeStyle, Style newThemeStyle, Style style)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.UpdateThemeStyleCache(FrameworkElement fe, FrameworkContentElement fce, Style oldThemeStyle, Style newThemeStyle, Style& themeStyleCache)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.OnThemeStyleChanged(DependencyObject d, Object oldValue, Object newValue)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.GetThemeStyle(FrameworkElement fe, FrameworkContentElement fce)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.UpdateThemeStyleProperty()
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.OnInitialized(EventArgs e)
at Telerik.Windows.Controls.Docking.RadGridResizer.OnInitialized(EventArgs e) in c:\TB\102\WPF_Scrum\Release_WPF\Sources\Development\Controls\Docking\Docking\Parts\RadGridResizer.cs:line 360
at MS.Internal.Xaml.Runtime.ClrObjectRuntime.InitializationGuard(XamlType xamlType, Object obj, Boolean begin)
at System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriter.Logic_EndInit(ObjectWriterContext ctx)
at System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriter.WriteEndObject()
at System.Windows.FrameworkTemplate.LoadTemplateXaml(XamlReader templateReader, XamlObjectWriter currentWriter)
at System.Windows.FrameworkTemplate.LoadTemplateXaml(XamlObjectWriter objectWriter)
at System.Windows.FrameworkTemplate.LoadOptimizedTemplateContent(DependencyObject container, IComponentConnector componentConnector, IStyleConnector styleConnector, List`1 affectedChildren, UncommonField`1 templatedNonFeChildrenField)
at System.Windows.FrameworkTemplate.LoadContent(DependencyObject container, List`1 affectedChildren)
at System.Windows.StyleHelper.ApplyTemplateContent(UncommonField`1 dataField, DependencyObject container, FrameworkElementFactory templateRoot, Int32 lastChildIndex, HybridDictionary childIndexFromChildID, FrameworkTemplate frameworkTemplate)
at System.Windows.FrameworkTemplate.ApplyTemplateContent(UncommonField`1 templateDataField, FrameworkElement container)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.ApplyTemplate()
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(Size availableSize)
at Telerik.Windows.Controls.ProportionalStackPanel.MeasureOverride(Size availableSize) in c:\TB\102\WPF_Scrum\Release_WPF\Sources\Development\Controls\Docking\Docking\Parts\ProportionalStackPanel.cs:line 205
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(Size availableSize)
at MS.Internal.Helper.MeasureElementWithSingleChild(UIElement element, Size constraint)
at System.Windows.Controls.ItemsPresenter.MeasureOverride(Size constraint)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.Controls.Border.MeasureOverride(Size constraint)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.Controls.Grid.MeasureOverride(Size constraint)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.Controls.Control.MeasureOverride(Size constraint)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(Size availableSize)
at MS.Internal.Helper.MeasureElementWithSingleChild(UIElement element, Size constraint)
at System.Windows.Controls.ContentPresenter.MeasureOverride(Size constraint)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(Size availableSize)
at System.Windows.ContextLayoutManager.UpdateLayout()
at System.Windows.ContextLayoutManager.UpdateLayoutCallback(Object arg)
at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireInvokeOnRenderCallbacks()
at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandlerCore(Object resizedCompositionTarget)
at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandler(Object resizedCompositionTarget)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WrappedInvoke(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.InvokeImpl()
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.runTryCode(Object userData)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.RuntimeHelpers.ExecuteCodeWithGuaranteedCleanup(TryCode code, CleanupCode backoutCode, Object userData)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean ignoreSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.Invoke()
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.ProcessQueue()
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WndProcHook(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WrappedInvoke(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.InvokeImpl(DispatcherPriority priority, TimeSpan timeout, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
at MS.Win32.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessage(MSG& msg)
at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.PushFrameImpl(DispatcherFrame frame)
at System.Windows.Application.RunInternal(Window window)
at System.Windows.Application.Run()
at ToolsFramework.App.Main() in C:\SD\Main-1\users\rpetrie\ToolsFramework\ToolsFramework\obj\Debug\App.g.cs:line 0
at System.AppDomain._nExecuteAssembly(RuntimeAssembly assembly, String[] args)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.HostProc.RunUsersAssembly()
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean ignoreSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()

Do I need to do anything special to enable these themes? Copy some DLLs? Compile some themed DLL?

- Lutz

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Vanya Pavlova
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answered on 14 Jun 2012, 07:06 AM
Hi Lutz,

 

Would it be possible to share small sample demo, which illustrates this behavior? 


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Lutz
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answered on 14 Jun 2012, 03:10 PM
This particular app would not be suitable (too large and too secret :-).) I could look into creating a sample from scratch with various things we do with our app...

So this is unusual, then... are there any compiler settings that I can check? Any DLLs that I need to reference/build/deploy?
- Lutz
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Vlad
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answered on 15 Jun 2012, 05:32 AM
Hello,

 Unfortunately we are out of ideas what's going on in your case and in order to provide more info we will need an example where we can reproduce and debug the problem. 

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