With the Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio, developers get access to the Silverlight Navigation Application template. By default the styles (which are located in the project’s Assets/Styles.xaml file) are really good and neutral for the application layout. Now, keep in mind this is an overall application layout style and not control styles/templates.
In addition to the default look provided by the tools out of the box with Silverlight 3, we’re providing 7 additional application template themes for you to enjoy, extend, whatever. Corrina and team had developed these for the community to consume and we’ve put them up on the Expression Community Gallery for download. Here’s a preview with the links to each template:
Aurora (also available for RIA Services Template):
Frosted Cinnamon Toast (also available for RIA Services Template):
Lime Shocker (also available for RIA Services Template):
Pinky (also available for RIA Services Template):
There you go, we hope you enjoy them. Download the zip file and you will see a Styles.xaml file included. Simply put this in the applications Assets folder, replacing the default and you will automatically have the new theme in your application.
Hope this helps!
Did you know that the Silverlight community site has over 150 Silverlight 2 Beta 2 samples submitted by the community?! These range from short samples of specific functionality to full-fledged applications that people can use. I recently spoke of 2 of the multi-file uploader controls that were features in the gallery. There is a lot of good information being shared by our community.
WE NEED YOUR HELP – UPDATE YOUR SAMPLES!
Today I sent around a note to those who I could identify who had submissions in the gallery with some information pointing them to Silverlight RC0 information and how they can/should prepare their samples to be ready for Silverlight release. We want to continue to feature your great samples, but need you to have them ready/runnable for Silverlight release.
If you have a sample in the gallery, please make sure that you visit the RC0 information, download the tools, and prepare your application/samples. Once Silverlight 2 is released, please re-submit them to the gallery so that we can categorize them accordingly. Older Beta 2 samples will be purged as they will not run once Silverlight 2 releases and we don’t want to aggravate new visitors to the gallery by having stuff that doesn’t work :-).
Here’s what you need to do:
Thanks again for contributing to the community. If you know of others that have samples, please be sure to pass this information along. Thanks for helping to spread the word!