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LightSwitch Metro Theme

Microsoft Free

A contemporary theme for Visual Studio LightSwitch applications.

4.1 Star
Visual Studio
2012, 2010
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by Shreeharsh Ambli | April 17 2014


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by MartinShen | October 30 2013

who can send me some LightSwitch Studying Infos?

5 Star
by Ali.Alikhani | June 28 2013

4 Star
by Mohamed.Radwan-MVP | August 23 2012

Very nice!

5 Star
by knicholson | June 30 2012

Awesome layout. I plan on using it for some apps.

Too bad my wife prefers the VS Dark Blue theme for the apps I do for her.

Best Wishes,

5 Star
by Dragan Radovac | May 05 2012


5 Star
by Paolo Segat | April 19 2012

Very nice!

5 Star
by Cesar Loaiza | January 13 2012

Hi, Have you ever considered post the 1.1 Sample source code???

4 Star
by Massimo Bonanni | November 16 2011

4 Star
by Santhosh Sivarajan- | November 09 2011

Good job!

4 Star
by Daniel Cheida | November 06 2011

Great visual

5 Star
by Jamil MilheM | October 10 2011

High quality Theme
its perfect

5 Star
by Saâd HAFFAR | October 09 2011

Nice theme !! Thanks a lot !!

5 Star
by Ehsan Mohammadi | October 07 2011

5 Star
by Misi Moisei | October 02 2011

Looks great.
But I think it runs a bit slower with the theme.

1 Star
by Jörg Lang | September 30 2011

In my opinion not really usuable as it is very hard to tell the differenc between the different screens. This has maninly to do with low contrast on edges. Also the all captials or all lowercase spellings is very irritating. Titles in the menu bar are lowercase and the actual items are uppercase whicht is very uncommon as the less important things are emphasized.
Nothing you can actually present to an end user, except if the customer is younger than 25 and is an art student that likes to be visually challenged.

3 Star
by PatrickL | September 19 2011

The Metro theme looks nice with its green and black, but the Field names were truncated in my project (whereas they were fine with the default Lightswitch blue theme), and there doesn’t seem to be a tooltip to remedy this by showing the full field name! So not practical in my view yet.

3 Star
by TimmyGH | September 14 2011

Very cool , brilliant UI but the all caps is disturbing and it crashes when you load a form with a Lightswitch Advanced filter control.

1 Star
by Stuart G | August 31 2011

I dont't know how the theme shows. I selected the theme in Visual Studio, but don't see any change in my project's appearance when I run it.
Stuart Gygi

3 Star
by Mr Yossu | August 29 2011

Maybe it's just me, but I think this whole Metro thing is rather ugly. There are some much nicer themes available here.

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  • VS2013
    1 Posts | Last post December 03, 2013
    • Hi, 
      This theme is great!, do you know if it will be available for VS2013?
  • v1.2 problem
    1 Posts | Last post April 08, 2013
    • Great theme – small problem!. With the theme enabled the Output window shows “Unable to disable loading of ngen images from app-local native image cache. Failed with error 0x8004001”. Disabling the theme removes the message. It may be related to a bug in the theme where it references the SaveSmall_Hover.png icon as SaveSmallHover.png (using the theme with the Standard Shell this shows up as a 404 error in Fiddler). 
      Unlike the thread on Connect with the same message the app appears to run fine.
  • HTML version of this theme
    1 Posts | Last post November 15, 2012
    • I love this theme and am wondering if an HTML version will be available to download.
  • trouble with < character error
    2 Posts | Last post September 21, 2012
    • I'm experiencing the following message when I load up the LightSwitch project. MetroThemeExtension is not loaded succesfully.
      "Could not load the following extensions
      Name cannot begin with the '<' character, hexadecimal value 0x3C, Line 24, position 2."
      I am using VS2012 RTM English version on Windows 8 Pro RTM Korean.
    • sorry, my SVN conflict marker sucks.
  • metro and SL5
    2 Posts | Last post February 15, 2012
    • I didn't test it in different scenario, but i'm currently facing following problem.
      I upgraded to silverlight 5 on my development machine and now, in development time, the ribbon buttons are invisible. When you hover over them, they become visible. 
      Didn't had the occasion to test it in a deployed app.
      kind regards
    • Hello, I am experiencing the same behavior indicated by Paul, but let me add some information:
      - on my developer machine I have the Silverlight 5 runtime installed and shell icons in the Metro Theme are not visible (unless I mouse-over) neither in debug/development on local machine or on deployment server. 
      - on a different machine, which has Silverlight 4 runtime, Metro Theme shell icons work as expected on the deployment server.
      Any informations about where to change this behavior in the Metro extension you released at the following address:  ?
      Thank you 
  • AddNew Button missing
    5 Posts | Last post November 16, 2011
    • Oh, no. Where is the AddNew button. As mentioned by Simon Jones, no AddNew button visible. Only the default AddNewAndEdit bound to the default method displays the button image. I think if the button code is overriden, the icon disappears. Have not tried that, but will do so soon and update this discusson.
    • It's not only the AddNew. I tried to use a custom image for one of the buttons (which previously had text only), the button is not shown when the Metro Theme is used. Upon simply selecting a different theme, all is fine. So, looks like this is some deep rooted problem, or the scenario of custom buttons and images has not been taken into consideration when developing this theme.
    • when we import a csv or excel file the program crashes, please correct this error, because the theme is beautiful
    • We've just released an updated version (1.1). Please give it a try. Thanks!
      * Fixed issues where customers cannot use commands with custom images 
      * Fixed issues where AddNew button does not appear when overriden 
      * Fixed issues where screen does not load when using a custom control with a combobox
    • mrP
      is it possible to set the datagrid alternating color for teh theme, without re-compiling it? and if i have to re-complie the theme, is the source - code for v1.1 available ?
  • Source
    2 Posts | Last post August 30, 2011
    • Hi,
      Would it be possible to get the source for this theme so we can customize it?
      Kind Regards,
    • I think they have already released the source code. Check this out:
  • Required Property highlight
    1 Posts | Last post August 20, 2011
    • In the default lightswitch theme, the required properties were highlighted in bold in the screens. Can't seem to find an equivalent in this new theme. Am I missing something here?