davor davor - 3 months ago 110
C# Question

Add ResourceDictionary to class library

I created a class library which is contained of WPF Windows and some user controls inherited from my c# classes that helps me to customize certain wpf controls.

Now I want to add ResourceDictionary, to help me share styles between my wpf classes. Is it possible?

Thx.




EDIT:
resource dictionary file located in MY.WpfPresentation.Main project (named Styles.xaml):

<ResourceDictionary xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
xmlns:dxg="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/grid"
xmlns:dxgt="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/grid/themekeys"
xmlns:MYNetMisc="clr-namespace:MY.Net.Misc;assembly=MY.Net"
>
<Style x:Key="customRowStyle" BasedOn="{StaticResource {dxgt:GridRowThemeKey ResourceKey=RowStyle}}" TargetType="{x:Type dxg:GridRowContent}">
<Setter Property="Foreground" Value="{Binding Path=DataContext.balance, Converter={MYNetMisc:BalanceToColor OnlyNegative=false}}" />
</Style>
</ResourceDictionary>


using it:

<MYNetPresentation:frmDockBase.Resources>
<ResourceDictionary x:Key="style">
<ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
<ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MY.WpfPresentation.Main;component/Styles.xaml" />
</ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
</ResourceDictionary>
<DataTemplate x:Key="TabTemplate">
<dxlc:LayoutControl Padding="0" ScrollBars="None" Background="Transparent">
<Image Source="/Images/Icons/table-32x32.png" Width="12" Height="12" />
<TextBlock Text="{Binding}" HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
</dxlc:LayoutControl>
</DataTemplate>

</MYNetPresentation:frmDockBase.Resources>

Answer

create a resource dictionary like this one

<ResourceDictionary xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
                    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">

  <ResourceDictionary>
    <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
      <!-- Common base theme -->
      <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/Another.AssemblyName;component/YourResDictionaryFolder/OtherStyles.xaml" />
      <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/Another.AssemblyName;component/YourResDictionaryFolder/AnotherStyles.xaml" />
    </ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
  </ResourceDictionary>

  <!-- store here your styles -->

</ResourceDictionary>

and you can put it where you want

<Window x:Class="DragMoveForms.Window2"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="Window2"
        Height="300"
        Width="300">

  <Window.Resources>
    <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/Your.Base.AssemblyName;component/YourResDictionaryFolder/Dictionary1.xaml" />
  </Window.Resources>

  <Grid>

  </Grid>
</Window>