ASP.NET: Moderno Theme (What's New in 13.2)

13 November 2013

A stunning new ASP.NET theme is coming out in the next major DevExpress release, 13.2:

DevExpress ASP.NET Theme - Moderno

Moderno – Light & Sexy

This new theme is sexy. Yes, there I said it. It’s a sexy theme that feels light and fast.

What’s with the name?

We named it Moderno because it uses modern CSS3 techniques to draw many of the elements. And also because it has a clean modern look like our Metropolis themes.

CSS3 – Less Images

CSS3 is the latest standard for CSS which provides benefits over older versions.

Benefits like borders, the ability to create rounded corners without images. Drawing boxes and shadows. With the other themes that do not use CSS3, we use images to draw many of those same great UI elements. Learn more here.

The new Moderno theme takes advantage of CSS3 to provide a clean, beautiful, and light theme.

More Padding

The padding sizes are bigger in Moderno so that the theme looks great on mobile devices too. And DevExpress ASP.NET controls have supported touch on mobile devices since 2011.

Check out the DevExpress ASP.NET GridView in Moderno:

DevExpress ASP.NET Theme - Moderno - GridView

I’m a big fan of this theme. And once you try it on your web projects then you will be too.

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10 comment(s)
Orhan ÖCAL


14 November, 2013
Simon Hewitt

"CSS3 – Less Images" should be "CSS3 - Fewer Images"

Nice all the same.

14 November, 2013
Pieter Datema

Will this also become available in XAF ?

14 November, 2013
Dennis (DevExpress Support)

@Peter: While this theme will not be included in the first release, we already started adapting it as part of our early planned Web UI "refresh". We hope to blog about the direction of our work in this regard and also show some  screenshots. Please subscribe to the XAF team blog not to miss any news in this regard (

14 November, 2013
anderson bueno

very good!!

14 November, 2013
Dean J.

Wireframe anyone?

14 November, 2013
Christopher Todd

I really like!

14 November, 2013
Robbert Speet

Well done guys!

Another good looking theme !!

18 November, 2013
Dani Mora

When will this theme be available to XAF? It's not in 14.1 apparently.

8 June, 2014
Dennis (DevExpress Support)

@Dani: Please add the ticket to your Support Center Favorites list to be automatically notified when this theme is integrated in XAF.

18 June, 2014

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