For the WPF application I’m currently working on for work I decided that I wanted to change the style for all ListBoxItems so that they looked a little more like list items in Vista when highlighted, instead of the boring white text on a black background.
So I found this wonderful guide to setting the style for IsSelected ListBoxItems across the application. You can find it here: http://www.uxpassion.com/2008/09/styling-wpf-listbox-highlight-color/
Then, for a nice light-blue, glossy vista look I used this gradient:
<LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1"> <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops> <GradientStop Offset="0" Color="#FFE3F4FC"/> <GradientStop Offset="0.38" Color="#FFD8EFFC"/> <GradientStop Offset="0.38" Color="#FFBEE6FD"/> <GradientStop Offset="1" Color="#FFA6D9F4"/> </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops> </LinearGradientBrush>
It’s not perfect, but it looks pretty good. I also gave it a solid LightBlue border with a corner radius of 5. Here’s what the results looked like: