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Lesson 20 - Audio/Video Player in C# and WPF - Appearance Customization

In the previous lesson, Audio/Video Player in C# and WPF - Code Improvements, we improved our code and made the control buttons enabled or disabled according to the player's internal status. In today's C# .NET WPF tutorial, we're bringing the promised appearance improvements. We haven't spent much time on styling in this WPF course, the wilder it's going to be today :)

We'll transform our player's window to look like this:

The styled window of the audio and video player in C# .NET WPF

Creating Resources

First, we'll style the control buttons, making them round and with an icon. To do this, we'll create a new resource and put these properties there.

In Solution Explorer, we'll right-click on Project -> New Folder to create a new folder and we'll name it Styles/. In this folder, we'll create a ButtonStyle.xaml file. To do this, we'll right-click the Styles/ folder and select


 

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In this C# .NET WPF tutorial, we'll style the GUI of our audio and video player, and use resources to make the buttons round and set the window background.

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