Metropolis Blue: A new ASP.NET theme (coming soon in v2013 vol 1)

22 May 2013

Check out the new “Metropolis Blue” theme coming our in first major release of DXperience in 2013:

DevExpress ASP.NET Metropolis Blue Theme - Calendar

DevExpress ASP.NET Metropolis Blue Theme - Grid View

The new Metropolis Blue theme is variant on our current Metropolis theme which we introduced in late 2012:

Metropolis: A stunning new theme inspired by modern Windows 8 UI & Office 2013 (v2012.2)

What’s new about Blue?

The new Metropolis Blue theme’s main difference from Metropolis is the blue instead of orange that you can see here.

We provided this theme because customers like the Metropolis theme a lot and wanted a different color.

SharePoint 2013 Blue

The blue color is the same one from SharePoint 2013. This way, you also get a theme that is similar to SharePoint 2013.

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7 comment(s)
Nate Laff

The blue looks much better than orange. Hope the Winforms team will update the Metropolis Dark skin to get rid of the orange there, too. Its a terrible highlight in an otherwise great skin.

22 May, 2013
Dave Hesketh

I Disagree Nate - I love the orange but I'm also looking forward to the blue...

22 May, 2013
Alexander Krakhotko (Xafari team)

In Metropolis Orange theme, back-color toolbar is gray

-not harmony...

here to fix it?

23 May, 2013
Reinhold Erlacher

Please don't Forget to integrate this shiny theme in XAF :-)

23 May, 2013
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


The WebMailClient demo has had a major update with a new look and performance. You'll see it when we release 13.1 next month and I'll discuss what those new changes are. :-)


23 May, 2013
Peter Thorpe

Cool but if you want to provide your themes in more colours couldn't they be implemented with something like LESS (dynamic css). That way we could have a base theme and then just set a few colour variables to apply across the controls.

24 May, 2013
David Evan Karasek

It's a good idea having flattened "deshined" themes.  In fact I' m using the Metropolitan theme as the base of our new theme.  

I feel the colors in the proposed Metropolitan Blue theme, however, are unbalanced - get rid of the cyan and pink and just use different shades of blue and orange.  

31 May, 2013

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