Text in window title bar black under .NET 4

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Posted 10 years ago by RS
Version: 9.2.0512
Platform: .NET 4.0
Environment: Windows 7 (64-bit)
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Under .NET 4 the window text in the glass title bar area of the main app window (using RibbonWindow) is black text without the normal outer glow.

I have reproduced this in the sample browser (open the "Document Editor (like word)" sample). To repro, create a .config file like this (where XXXXX is the version of .NET 4 you have installed):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
<startup>
<supportedRuntime version="v4.0.XXXXX" />
<supportedRuntime version="v2.0.50727" />
<process>
<rollForward enabled="true" />
</process>
</startup>
</configuration>

RS

Comments (3)

Posted 10 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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In .NET 4.0 Microsoft dropped all support of bitmap effects, which is what we use for the glow since Ribbon is still .NET 3.0 based. We plan on WPF Studio 2010.1 being .NET 3.5 SP1-based, at which time we will be making it use the newer glow effects added in that framework version to replace bitmap effects.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 10 years ago by RS
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I'm thinking that we should change the title bar text to white if running under .NET 4 so it is visible - we can check the .NET framework version / windows version to see if it's necessary but could you advise on how we might go about changing the text color in the title bar?

RS

Posted 10 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Richard,

We agree and have updated the title bar to do white instead of black in .NET 4 only when glass is on. It's not as nice as having the glow (currently provided by bitmap effects which are no longer supported in .NET 4) but once we update our products to be .NET 3.5 SP1-based in WPF Studio 2010.1, we'll start using the newer shader effects to achieve the glow. That will be supported in .NET 4 too.

We're trying to get a new build out today if possible.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0683) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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