Customizing Lync Controls

Lync 2013

Beyond the basics topic

Learn how to use control restyling and visual template modification to change the appearance of Microsoft Lync Controls.

Last modified: February 22, 2013

Applies to: Lync 2013 | Lync Server 2013

Restyle a Lync Control by changing property values to control the appearance of the Lync Control. Retemplate a Lync Control by assigning a new or modified visual template to it to take fine-grained control over its layout and design.

Note Note

In Microsoft Expression Blend, using the Edit Additional Template command with a Lync Control creates the following exception: XamlParseException: Add value to collection of type "System.Object" threw an exception.

This exception occurs because the command sets the template more than once. The workaround is to close and then reopen the document in Expression Blend.