Creating Your Own Theme Library

Nov 11, 2009 at 1:17 AM

I downloaded the Icon-Library project and made a change to the xaml.  When I compiled the project and tried to use the new IconLibrary.dll it will not pull any of my custom nodes or themes -- it defaults back to the original node.  Is there some sort of permission I need to set on the dll or do I need to sign it?


Thanks for the help.


Nov 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM

See this thread:


Dec 12, 2009 at 5:36 PM


I'm finally finding a few min to look into your question. Sorry it took so long. Let me ask you this first: did you successfully go through step 7 of the tutorial? (or video



Dec 12, 2009 at 10:34 PM

I've created a new step by step video to create your own style. I'm taking this opportunity to show how to use Photoshop to design your them, and then import it in Microsoft Blend 3. Let me know if it helped solve your problem.




Dec 20, 2009 at 4:49 AM

The video makes perfect sense, but I still can't get any custom themes that I create to show up.  The only way I can use any custom themes is by using the ICE.xap and the IconLibrary.dll that come in the Starter Kit.  If I try to compile the Icon Library and use the dll that is produced the themes stop working.  If i try to compile the source and using the ICE.xap that is created, the themes stop working.  If I try to compile both and use them the themes stop working.

Could it be an issue with the SourceSafe?  Is there any way to try to print out some debug messages if it can't find the class or anything because I don't get any errors -- the custom themes just are not applied...

Feb 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM

I've just witnessed the same issue. Solved it my deleting my browser cache.