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Extend themes for our custom controls?

Oct 15, 2009 at 2:45 AM


I've created some styles and control templates for a few of my custom controls (a circular progress bar, a color picker, a numeric text box, etc) to match the rest of the standard controls in the ExpressionBlack and ExpressionLight themes.

These styles are defined in my own assembly. I'd prefer not touching the WPF.Themes project, so that I can update it on new releases.

But I haven't figured out how to match my custom control styles to the WPF.Themes. For the moment, I just comment all but the style I need. Obviously, I'd prefer to have my custom styles automatically kick in when the matching WPFTheme is applied (using ApplyTheme). Is there a way to do that? Or I absolutely need to define my custom styles directly in WPF.Themes/Expression*/Theme.xaml?