The DevExpress Application Theme and Style Engine ships with a set of predefined visual styles that mimic the UI from some of today's leading application vendors - allowing you to deliver a compelling user experience with ease.

100% Silverlight-Based Implementation

All DevExpress Silverlight Controls and standard components offered by Microsoft, are 'lookless' by their very nature. To apply a skin, we simply specify element templates using native Silverlight elements. This means that you'll use 100% Silverlight based skins that aren't based on raster images and our controls will preserve picture quality regardless of element size.

Microsoft Office Style Themes
Office 2013Office 2010 BlueOffice 2010 Black
Office 2010 SilverOffice 2007 BlueOffice 2007 Black
Office 2007 Silver
Microsoft Windows Style Themes
SevenVisual Studio 2010
Unique Themes Designed by DevExpress
DevExpress StyleDeep BlueLight Gray
Metropolis DarkMetropolis Light
Centralized Control

It takes just one property value change to alter the entire application's appearance. Simply specify the desired theme name for the root element and you're done. As you can imagine, this makes it easy to implement end-user theme switching capabilities.

Skinning for Standard Controls

The flexibility of the DevExpress Theme Engine can be demonstrated by our full support of standard Microsoft Silverlight controls. When using standard controls in conjunction with those we engineer, you can rest assured that your applications will always be visually consistent and provide a compelling end-user experience. The following is a list of standard controls supported by the DevExpress Theme Engine.

Supported Standard Controls
Button CheckBox ComboBox
List Box ProgressBar Radio Button
Repeat Button Scroll Bar Scroll Viewer
Slider Tab Control TextBox
Toggle Button Tooltip TreeView

DevExpress Silverlight Controls use this feature for their built-in UI elements. For instance, our Toolbar-Menu system applies DevExpress themes to standard controls in its Customization Window.

DevExpress WPF Themes Applied to Standard Controls

For more information about our Silverlight Theme Engine, please feel free to contact us at

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