Using native themes makes menu items blurry

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Posted 12 years ago by Thalis Kapros
Version: 11.2.0554
Platform: .NET 4.0
Environment: Windows 7 (64-bit)


I am using Actipro Docking for WPF. I have enabled using native themes globally by adding the line

ThemeManager.AreNativeThemesEnabled = true;

 in my App.xaml.cs class. However, by doing so, the text of (nested) menu items in my application appears blurry, while the problem is fixed by disabling native themes.

The same happens with the text in drop-down menus in Tool windows and Document windows (the Dock/Close/Float etc menus).

What's bugging me is that my window.xaml looks pretty much the same as the one in the Sample Browser, in the NativeControlThemes demo, which looks fine.

My menu, toolbar and statusbar controls are enclosed in a PixelSnapper, as are in the sample, but that makes no difference.

Anyone encountered anything similar before? Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

Comments (1)

Posted 12 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

Hi Thalis,

It's hard to say what is happening without seeing it in action.  Can you put together a new simple sample project that shows the issue, ZIP it up, and e-mail it to our support address?  Please rename the .zip file extension so it doesn't get spam blocked.  Thanks!

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.2) was released 2 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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