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MahApps / MahApps.Metro


A toolkit for creating Metro / Modern UI styled WPF apps.



A toolkit for creating metro-style WPF applications. Lots of goodness out-of-the box.


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Read it here:

You can help keep the documentation up to date by submitting a pull request on the repository. If you're unfamiliar with GitHub Pages, the help guides here are a good place to start.

Release Notes


MahApps.Metro has also an icon package used from WindowsIcons by Templarian

You can download the Nuget package here


CheckBox and RadioButton styles adapted from styles created by Brian Lagunas of Infragistics.

Contributing to this project

Did you stumble upon a bug? Before reporting it to us, please check out the FAQ to see if it is actually a bug. If you can not find anything related to your issue, feel free to report it to us in the issue tracker.

If you've improved MahApps.Metro and think that other people would enjoy it, submit a pull request. Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute. Please take a moment to review the guidelines for contributing.

Missing a control?

If you're looking for a control that we don't have, we have some friends who have made MA.M compatible controls. Check them out:

A short How To

Or, how to create a simple MahApps.Metro Application and a Window...

<Application x:Class="WpfApplication.App"
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro;component/Styles/Controls.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro;component/Styles/Fonts.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro;component/Styles/Colors.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro;component/Styles/Accents/Blue.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro;component/Styles/Accents/BaseLight.xaml" />
<controls:MetroWindow x:Class="WpfApplication.MainWindow"
    <!-- now your content -->

namespace WpfApplication
  public partial class MainWindow : MetroWindow
    public MainWindow()

Visual Studio Templates

MahApps.Metro have 4 simple templates to start with the awesome MahApps.Metro library.

  • WPF MahApps.Metro Application (.NET4)
  • WPF MahApps.Metro Application (.NET45)
  • Visual Basic WPF MahApps.Metro Application (.NET45)
  • Window MahApps.Metro (WPF)

Download this (templates are created with VS 2013) and extract it to your user template folder:

c:\Users\<USER>\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\

Now you can choose the templates at the New Project dialog.

Breaking Changes


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