Is is possible to have the themes render in the designer?

Mar 18, 2009 at 11:26 PM
Edited Mar 18, 2009 at 11:27 PM
The themes look great!  They render during run time, but when looking at Window1.xaml in design mode (Visual Studio 2008 or Blend) the themes do not appear.  I only see the basic "vanilla" controls, no colors, etc.  Is it possible to make the themes (or a default theme) visible in the designer?
Mar 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Put this into your app.xaml file in the Application.Resource section

<ResourceDictionary>
    <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
        <ResourceDictionary Source="ExpressionDark.xaml"/>
    </ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
</ResourceDictionary>

The source needs to be the relative path to the xaml file