Dirkster.ColorPickerLib 1.3.0

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dotnet add package Dirkster.ColorPickerLib --version 1.3.0
NuGet\Install-Package Dirkster.ColorPickerLib -Version 1.3.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Dirkster.ColorPickerLib" Version="1.3.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Dirkster.ColorPickerLib --version 1.3.0
#r "nuget: Dirkster.ColorPickerLib, 1.3.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Dirkster.ColorPickerLib as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Dirkster.ColorPickerLib&version=1.3.0

// Install Dirkster.ColorPickerLib as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Dirkster.ColorPickerLib&version=1.3.0

Build status Release


MLib is a set of WPF theming libraries based on <a href="https://github.com/MahApps/MahApps.Metro">MahApps.Metro</a>, <a href="https://github.com/firstfloorsoftware/mui/">MUI</a>, and <a href="https://github.com/Infragistics/InfragisticsThemesForMicrosoftControls">Infragistics Themes For Microsoft Controls</a>.

This set of theming libraries is used to power several Windows dektop app projects:

  • Edi
  • File System Controls (TestExplorerMLib and ThemedExplorer projects)


All styles are available with a Light and Dark theme.

The framework supports a dialog service that supports ContentDialogs and Modal Dialogs using one seemless API:

  • <a href="https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1170500/A-ContentDialog-in-a-WPF-Desktop-Application">A ContentDialog in a WPF Application</a>

Review this article and give feedback on designing WPF controls for <b>more than one</b> specific theming library:

  • <a href="File System Controls in WPF (Version III)">File System Controls in WPF (Version III)</a>

Nuget Packages

There is more than one NuGet package available bacause not all theming features are impemented in one solid big library but within a set of libraries. So, what you actually downlod and install depends on what you need. But most people are going to want to style an applaiction window and its containing controls, which can be done by downloading and installing MLib with MWindowLib. Install MLib with MWindowDialogLib if you are planning to implement <a href="https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1170500/A-ContentDialog-in-a-WPF-Desktop-Application">ContentDialogs</a> in your application.

The above setup with MWindowDialogLib includes the libraries for MWindowLib, so either one of the 2 deployment scenarios mentioned above, should work for most situations.

  • NuGet MLib
  • NuGet MWindowLib
  • NuGet MWindowDialogLib

Demo/Template Projects

  • Build status source/00_DemoTemplates\ThemedDemo.sln

Supported OS

This framework is designed with Windows 10 UI guidelines in mind but it should also work for Windows 7 or 8.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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NuGet packages

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Version Downloads Last updated
1.6.2 26,166 11/13/2020
1.6.0 82,834 9/3/2019
1.5.1 1,590 2/28/2019
1.5.0 1,293 8/28/2018 902 8/19/2018
1.3.0 828 8/17/2018
1.1.0 804 8/16/2018
1.0.0 1,214 9/13/2017

Refactored styles and controls for improved dark/light themes