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WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences by Kevin Hoffman, Pavan Podila

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Chapter 10. Control Skinning and Themes

Before the advent of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and the declarative GUI that XAML enables, a visit from designers would often send developers into a frenzy and looking for a hiding place. The reason for this was the huge disparity between the environment in which designers worked and the environment in which developers worked.

The problem was that previous GUI frameworks like Windows Forms required a massive amount of effort to make customizations to window shapes, glassy orblike buttons, and even ...

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