This tutorial, I'll show you how to use Material Design in WPF using C# code

With Material Design In XAML Toolkit you can easily bring beautiful desktop applications to life, using a modern and popular design language.

Features

  • Styles and variations for the majority of standard WPF controls
  • Many more additional controls to support the Material Design aesthetic and flow
  • Easy configuration of Material Design Colour palettes at both design and run time
  • Transitions API for easy build GUI animations
  • Works stand-alone, and also compatible with other popular WPF frameworks, MahApps and Dragablz
  • MVVM framework agnostic

Comprehensive and easy to use Material Design theme and control library for the Windows desktop.

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Standard WPF Control Styles

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Material Design Specific Controls

material design clock

To play demo, you need to create a new wpf project, then install the material design from Manage Nuget Packages or you can download it directly from https://github.com/MaterialDesignInXAML/MaterialDesignInXamlToolkit

Open your App.xaml, then edit as shown below

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Application . . .>
  <Application.Resources>
    <ResourceDictionary>
      <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MaterialDesignThemes.Wpf;component/Themes/MaterialDesignTheme.Light.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MaterialDesignThemes.Wpf;component/Themes/MaterialDesignTheme.Defaults.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MaterialDesignColors;component/Themes/Recommended/Primary/MaterialDesignColor.DeepPurple.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MaterialDesignColors;component/Themes/Recommended/Accent/MaterialDesignColor.Lime.xaml" />
      </ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
    </ResourceDictionary>
  </Application.Resources>
</Application>

Open the MainWindow.xaml to edit as the following

<Window
     xmlns:materialDesign="http://materialdesigninxaml.net/winfx/xaml/themes"
     TextElement.Foreground="{DynamicResource MaterialDesignBody}"
     TextElement.FontWeight="Regular"
     TextElement.FontSize="13"
     TextOptions.TextFormattingMode="Ideal"
     TextOptions.TextRenderingMode="Auto"
     Background="{DynamicResource MaterialDesignPaper}"
     FontFamily="{DynamicResource MaterialDesignFont}">
  <Grid>
    <materialDesign:Card Padding="32" Margin="16">
      <TextBlock Style="{DynamicResource MaterialDesignTitleTextBlock}">My First Material Design App</TextBlock>
    </materialDesign:Card>
  </Grid>
</Window>

I hope you can find the best library to build an awesome ui for your wpf project