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. For utmost flexibility and to fully meet the needs of your customers, you can quickly change your application's color scheme while preserving the overall look and feel of a given visual style.

100% WPF-Based Implementation

All DevExpress WPF Controls and standard components offered by Microsoft, are 'lookless' by their very nature. To apply a skin, we simply specify element templates using native WPF elements. This means that you'll use 100% WPF 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 2016 ColorfulOffice 2016 BlackOffice 2016 White
Office 2013 WhiteOffice 2013 BlackOffice 2013 Gray
Office 2010 BlueOffice 2010 BlackOffice 2010 Silver
Office 2007 Blue Office 2007 Black Office 2007 Silver
Microsoft Inspired Themes
Seven Visual Studio 2010
Unique Themes Designed by DevExpress
DevExpress Style Deep Blue Light Gray
Metropolis Dark Metropolis 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 WPF 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
Group Box Label List Box
Page ProgressBar Radio Button
Repeat Button Separator Scroll Bar
Scroll Viewer Slider Tab Control
TextBox Toggle Button Tooltip

DevExpress WPF 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

Theme Editor

Try a brand new theme customization tool from DevExpress - WPF Theme Editor. It enables you to edit DevExpress themes with ease, and you can get it absolutely free, with full source code.

Theme Editor for WPF

To learn more, visit the Theme Editor page.

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

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