In this article we are going to see how to effectively use Themes in Windows Phone 7 development. As we all know a theme is a set of resources which are used to maintain the consistent look and feel for all the controls and resources used with in the Windows Phone 7 Application. Windows Phone 7 Themes plays a major role when developing applications where colors plays an important role.
Some of the advantages of using the Themes in Windows Phone 7 development is consistency across the default controls used with in the application without adjusting some of the common properties like colors, fonts, styles etc. We can override the theme anytime at run time and in the application level with out doing much changes. Themes in Windows Phone 7 is a combination of a background and an accent color. Background color is basically the background image color which we use in our application and accent color is the one that is applied to the controls used with in the application.
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