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Window Chrome Styles

The draft below shows what a window chrome is. It consists of the:
  • border around a window,
  • the title, and
  • the window close (x) button


The MsgBox message box service implementation contains 2 window chrome styles as shown above. The Metro like window chrome can also be configured to be Dark or Light (as shown below), but any application using this component can define its own color scheme and theme (message box theming can be customized per application).


Furthermore, there are 3 icon sets (Generic, Metro Dark, and Metro Light) but again, any application using this service can implement its own icon set by re-defining resource dictionary entries that are loaded as DynamicResource in the MsgBox component.

Here are some more themed message boxes mixed with icon sets and window chromes:



Last edited Nov 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM by dirkster, version 5