System brushes #fladev

System brushes What are they? If you’ve poked around the code that’s generated by the various “Metro style” C#/XAML or VB/XAML templates in Visual Studio, you’ve seen mysterious resource references like: <Setter Property=”Background” Value=”{StaticResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}”/> ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush isn’t declared anywhere in your project; it’s actually defined implicitly by the Windows runtime. The same is true of […]

Override App Colors in C# XAML Apps

As you may have discovered or will discover soon when making your windows 8 app in XAML, there are many out of the box themed colors for most of the common objects.  If your App happens to be of a different color you will need to visit each object and assign a color or a […]