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WPF - Setting Up Themes

Forcing WPF to use a specific Windows theme | I Got RhythmAt a client recently, we developed our WPF application under Windows 7, tested it under Windows XP and everything looked great. Then it was deployed.As it turns out, one of the deployments was over a Citrix server that forced applications to run under Classic mode. Those of you who have worked with various operating systems over the years will know what I'm talking about. Classic mode isn't quite classic, unless you are one of the few who think playing bar pong on an 84" TV is superior to playing one of the more dimensional games. Or maybe one of the few who like to get up and change the TV channel rather than finding the remote. Or one of the .... (you get the idea)While most things converted well, Tabs do not. In WPF, we have these beautiful tabs that look fresh but over in Classic mode, they have the look and feel of, well, Classic Windows 95 and VB 6 applications.The application was demo'd to the client und…