Metro Style WinForms Skin (coming soon in v2011 vol 2)

Thinking Out Loud
15 September 2011

So we need your help - we've got this brand new shiny WinForms Skin in the works and we're not sure what we should call it. Give us your thoughts and the person who suggests the best name for this new Metro-like or Zune-like (fill in the blank) Skin, will get a shipment of swag from us.

Here it is....Enjoy and remember to spread the good word...no one comes close to DevExpress when it comes to our support of the WinForms platform.

Note: These images were captured from our Video Rental Demo which ships as part of the DXperience distribution. 

 Metro Style WinForms Skin

Metro Style WinForms Skin 

54 comment(s)
Michael Proctor [DX-Squad]
Michael Proctor [DX-Squad]

Firstly that skin is looking amazing, love it.

As for a name well

You could call it "Ikea" as it is a flat pack skin right? ;)

"Clean and Clear" bit wordy

"Null Chrome"

"Billboard" (as in clear and concise like a billboard)

Thats it for now, but seriously that is a nice looking skin.

15 September, 2011
George Shubin
George Shubin

Try these:

Chromeless

Clear

Metro

TouchMe

Touchable

15 September, 2011
Robert Fuchs
Robert Fuchs

How about  a shipment of swag for the guy who suggested this skin in SC?

www.devexpress.com/.../ViewIssue.aspx

So you want a name too?

Call it "Subway" (Metro is the Subway in Paris).

15 September, 2011
David Archer
David Archer

Nice skin! And very ... BUILD.  And in honour of the new word of BUILD, how about 'MetroFi'?

15 September, 2011
Crono
Crono

I think the name "Metro" may be misleading, as it certainly won't magically provide a true Metro UI experience...

You already have a skin called "Seven"... how about calling this one "Eight"?

15 September, 2011
Sigurd Decroos
Sigurd Decroos

'Metro' is green, so that doesn't go I think.

Because it is mainly white with some colours, you could call it 'ICE' or 'Snow' or 'Sugar' or 'Back To Basics' or 'Rudimentary' or 'Blond' or 'Cocos' or ' something like that :).

15 September, 2011
Mike Ryan 2
Mike Ryan 2

I suggest "MetroExpress", "MetroForm", "MetroExpressForm", or "WintroForm".

15 September, 2011
Peter Thorpe
Peter Thorpe

I like @Roberts subway the other options in the same vane are "tube" or "underground" both London.

I thought Metropolis would be quite good too although the skin reminds me more of Zune than Metro.

15 September, 2011
Mike Thomas 1
Mike Thomas 1

Light Swatch

WinFormDX-Metro

WinFormDX-RT

WinFormDX-Touch

WinFormDX-Mobile

15 September, 2011
George Shubin
George Shubin

Another couple:

Clean

Minimalist

Whiteout

15 September, 2011
Christopher Todd
Christopher Todd

Personally  I hate metro! I wish MS had chosen something more colorful with dimension. Circles with overly simple and sometime unrecognizable symbols just don't do it for me. Just my 2 cents.

15 September, 2011
Defacto Software
Defacto Software

MetroExpress?

16 September, 2011
Paul Fuller
Paul Fuller

Very nice skin.

Naming suggestions:

'Alabaster'

'Calcite'

'Clarity'

'Spartan'

16 September, 2011
Sebastian Malzer
Sebastian Malzer

Looks great! How about "White Squall" ? :-)

16 September, 2011
AKKI
AKKI

looking very cool

the names i suggest...

Angel

Cool

Soul

16 September, 2011
Stefan Koell
Stefan Koell

How about "Metropolis"? I would leave "Eight" to mimic the ribbon and color style of the new Windows 8 Explorer...

16 September, 2011
Darko Pecnik
Darko Pecnik

Rivalry or Symbiosis (however you invert it) - wants to be like future Windows yet it never could

16 September, 2011
Dusan Pupis
Dusan Pupis

"Streamlined".

16 September, 2011
John Botibol
John Botibol

Very nice. How about:

Book (the pages are white)

January (snow time)

Sharp (because it is)

John

16 September, 2011
Adam Lonsdale.
Adam Lonsdale.

I love it! It's really sort of clean...

Simplified

Simple

Simple Ice

Area

Cool

Space

Breeze

Cool Breeze?

16 September, 2011
SeSe
SeSe

I would name it Metrix. Or the subway naming from Robert. Then I would call it "UBahn" or "U-Bahn" after the german subway.

16 September, 2011
Scott G Blood
Scott G Blood

I like the name Dextro or Cosmopolitan

:)

Scott

16 September, 2011
Bernard ROUSSEAU
Bernard ROUSSEAU

Very nice skin !

I suggest [Albedo]

... the reflecting power of a (MS ?) surface ;-)

16 September, 2011
Fırat Esmer
Fırat Esmer

I loved it!

16 September, 2011
Simon de Kraa
Simon de Kraa

"Fuchs".

16 September, 2011
Neal
Neal

Retro

White Room

Progressive (like the insurance co. commercial where everything is white) :)

16 September, 2011
richard morris
richard morris

Polis

16 September, 2011
Dave Hesketh
Dave Hesketh

Medical or Purity

16 September, 2011
Nate Laff
Nate Laff

Metro isn't green. It's a concept. It's everywhere, Zune, Bing Maps, etc... not just tile based stuff.

I'd call it Metro personally.

16 September, 2011
Eric Schreiber (CN)
Eric Schreiber (CN)

I was going to suggest 'Clarity'. Paul Fuller beat me to it.

16 September, 2011
TSKris
TSKris

What about: Metropolitan

16 September, 2011
Saif Khan
Saif Khan

yuck!...how about ***, whiteout, win-doze, heaven8

16 September, 2011
Jeff Weir
Jeff Weir

Paper

16 September, 2011
Jono
Jono

How about contracting the very good "MetroExpress" to "MetExpress"?

16 September, 2011
Jono
Jono

And how about "Crystal" as in "crystal clear"?

16 September, 2011
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

Awsome feedback guys - thank you!

16 September, 2011
Christopher Todd
Christopher Todd

How about...

WashedOut

FlatWhite

Metroville

MetroLight

MetroWhite

16 September, 2011
Michael Keizer
Michael Keizer

Looks great

I would call it:

MetroX

DevMetro

16 September, 2011
Robert Fuchs
Robert Fuchs

> Simon de Kraa said:

> "Fuchs".

ROTFL :)

16 September, 2011
Michael Thuma
Michael Thuma

Arctic Fox would be a compromise - Is white and clever ... (matches both)

19 September, 2011
Martin Pelletier
Martin Pelletier

I would say : LeHarfangdesneiges

upload.wikimedia.org/.../Bubo_scandiacus2.jpg

19 September, 2011
MichailTemelkos
MichailTemelkos

how about : treno

:--))

20 September, 2011
Steven Rasmussen
Steven Rasmussen

"Clean Slate"

"Clean Room"

"Spotless"

"White Wash"

21 September, 2011
Geert Depickere
Geert Depickere

MetroPolish (polished Metro look)

NoFuss

MoW (Metro on Winforms)

SimplEx

21 September, 2011
Russell Hansberry 1
Russell Hansberry 1

How about simply "snow."

21 September, 2011
Richard Sykora
Richard Sykora

Plumbum ;o)

22 September, 2011
Hedi Guizani
Hedi Guizani

that s a funny way to keep user involved!

22 September, 2011
Ruediger Kabbasch
Ruediger Kabbasch

Looks like "hospital" for me

22 September, 2011
STEWART GOMES TELES
STEWART GOMES TELES

the name is: freedom or liberty or butterfly

22 September, 2011
Callon Campbell
Callon Campbell

Is there going to be a WPF Metro theme?

26 September, 2011
Geoff Davis
Geoff Davis

MetroUX

DXMetro

Nextro

Crystal

Vision

Pure

27 September, 2011
mic micovich
mic micovich

Wireframe

9 October, 2011
waqas zahoor
waqas zahoor

good one ...

9 October, 2011
bernd kopp
bernd kopp

Where do you guys see a skin? Metro looks like windows 3.1 ...

4 November, 2011

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