Both the InnerTube and PeerCast Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) projects use a set of predefined styles packaged in the C4fStyle.xaml file, which you can take and reuse to skin your WPF applications.
To reuse the C4fStyle.xaml file, you will first need to add a reference to the PresentationFramework.Aero.dll in your project, as shown in Figure A-1 This is required for the
Button style, which uses a
ButtonChrome defined in the Aero Presentation Framework.
Next, add the C4fStyle.xaml file to your Visual Studio project. To apply C4fStyles.xaml at an application-level scope (meaning all button styles will inherit from C4fStyles.xaml), we simply add the XAML listed in Example 11-1 to our App.xaml (Application.xaml in VB) file.
<Application.Resources> <ResourceDictionary> <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
<ResourceDictionary Source="C4fStyles.xaml"/></ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries> </ResourceDictionary> </Application.Resources>
The C4fStyles.xaml file defines two kinds of styles: generic and named. Generic styles will automatically change the appearance of all buttons, labels, and listbox controls defined in the current ...