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

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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November 14, 2013 2:17 AM

Simon Hewitt

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

Nice all the same.

November 14, 2013 3:01 AM

Pieter Datema

Will this also become available in XAF ?

November 14, 2013 5:27 AM

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 (

November 14, 2013 8:49 AM

anderson bueno

very good!!

November 14, 2013 3:20 PM

Dean J.

Wireframe anyone?

November 14, 2013 4:09 PM

Christopher D. Todd

I really like!

November 14, 2013 4:41 PM

Robbert Speet

Well done guys!

Another good looking theme !!

November 18, 2013 10:34 AM

Dani Mora

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

June 8, 2014 3:26 AM

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.

June 18, 2014 4:53 AM

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