May 13, 2017
If you were ever tasked with developing a webite or large application, then I am sure you have wonder how you and your team were going to design it. If your team is small, then you probably did some research on tools to help with the basic theme of your app. So like millions of others that have cost in mind and do not want to pay for some expensive (both cost and code), then you found Twitter's Bootstrap or Foundation . These frameworks are great for small teams without specific designers to build great looking web apps. I have used both extensively and have enjoyed both. However, what if you had the same team situation and were tasked with building a WPF app? What could you use to get great assistance in designing a great looking WPF app? Well luckily for you there is a framework available and its called MahApps . MahApps has a most of the WPF controls redesigned to a more modern style to create great looking applications. Of course you are still going to have to apply some of your own skill to the application, but this is a great starting point to create some theming for your next app. There site has very detailed instructions on how to install and setup the framework. In fact, with the help of an associate of mine, we were abke to completely convert our Telerik based application to utilize MahApps in just two days. Of course this depends on your project size, but we found the conversion process simple. In summary, if you are looking for a cost-effective way to design great looking WPF applications, then MahApps is a great starting point. Go check then out and let me know your thoughts. The race to success starts with positive thinking!