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MenuFlyoutItem styles and templates

This topic describes the styles and templates for the MenuFlyoutItem control. You can modify these resources and the default ControlTemplate to give the control a unique appearance.

Visual states

These are the VisualStates defined in the control's default style.

VisualState nameVisualStateGroup nameDescription
NormalCommonStatesThe default state.
PointerOverCommonStatesThe pointer is positioned over the control.
PressedCommonStatesThe control is pressed.
DisabledCommonStatesThe control is disabled.
NoPlaceholderCheckPlaceholderStatesThe control doesn't reserve space for a check mark.
CheckPlaceholderCheckPlaceholderStatesThe control reserves space for a check mark.
FocusedFocusStatesThe control has focus.
UnfocusedFocusStatesThe control doesn't have focus.
PointerFocusedFocusStatesThe control has focus obtained through a pointer action.

 

For more info about focus states, see Control.FocusState.

Theme resources

These resources are used in the control's default style.

Dark theme brushes

To change the colors of the control in the dark theme, override these brushes in App.xaml.


<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemFocusedBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF212121" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemFocusedForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemDisabledForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#66FFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPointerOverBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF212121" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPointerOverForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPressedBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPressedForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF000000" />


Light theme brushes

To change the colors of the control in the light theme, override these brushes in App.xaml.


<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemFocusedBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFE5E5E5" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemFocusedForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemDisabledForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#66000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPointerOverBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFE5E5E5" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPointerOverForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPressedBackgroundThemeBrush" Color="#FF000000" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPressedForegroundThemeBrush" Color="#FFFFFFFF" />


Other resources


<Thickness x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemThemePadding">20,10,20,12</Thickness>
<Thickness x:Key="MenuFlyoutItemPlaceholderThemeThickness">26,0,0,0</Thickness>


Shared resources

The control template uses these resources that are shared with other control templates. Changing these values will affect other controls that use these resources.



<FontFamily x:Key="ContentControlThemeFontFamily">Segoe UI</FontFamily>
<x:Double x:Key="ControlContentThemeFontSize">14.667</x:Double>


For more info on theme resources, including the values that are used for the HighContrast theme, see XAML theme resources reference.

Default style


<!-- Default style for Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.MenuFlyoutItem -->
<Style TargetType="MenuFlyoutItem">
    <Setter Property="Background" Value="Transparent" />
    <Setter Property="Padding" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemThemePadding}" />
    <Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="{ThemeResource ContentControlThemeFontFamily}" />
    <Setter Property="FontWeight" Value="SemiBold" />
    <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="{ThemeResource ControlContentThemeFontSize}" />
    <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch" />
    <Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Center" />
    <Setter Property="Template">
        <Setter.Value>
            <ControlTemplate TargetType="MenuFlyoutItem">
                <Border x:Name="LayoutRoot"
                        Background="{TemplateBinding Background}"
                        BorderBrush="{TemplateBinding BorderBrush}"
                        BorderThickness="{TemplateBinding BorderThickness}">
                    <VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
                        <VisualStateGroup x:Name="CommonStates">
                            <VisualState x:Name="Normal" />
                            <VisualState x:Name="PointerOver">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="InnerBorder"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Background">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemPointerOverBackgroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="TextBlock"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Foreground">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemPointerOverForegroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                            <VisualState x:Name="Pressed">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="InnerBorder"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Background">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemPressedBackgroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="TextBlock"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Foreground">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemPressedForegroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                            <VisualState x:Name="Disabled">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="TextBlock"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Foreground">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemDisabledForegroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                 </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                        </VisualStateGroup>
                        <VisualStateGroup x:Name="FocusStates">
                            <VisualState x:Name="Focused">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="LayoutRoot"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Background">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemFocusedBackgroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="TextBlock"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Foreground">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemFocusedForegroundThemeBrush}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                            <VisualState x:Name="Unfocused" />
                            <VisualState x:Name="PointerFocused" />
                        </VisualStateGroup>
                        <VisualStateGroup x:Name="CheckPlaceholderStates">
                            <VisualState x:Name="NoPlaceholder" />
                            <VisualState x:Name="CheckPlaceholder">
                                <Storyboard>
                                    <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="TextBlock"
                                                                   Storyboard.TargetProperty="Margin">
                                        <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{ThemeResource MenuFlyoutItemPlaceholderThemeThickness}" />
                                    </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                                </Storyboard>
                            </VisualState>
                        </VisualStateGroup>
                    </VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
                    <Border x:Name="InnerBorder" Padding="{TemplateBinding Padding}">
                        <TextBlock x:Name="TextBlock"
                                   Text="{TemplateBinding Text}"
                                   TextTrimming="CharacterEllipsis"
                                   HorizontalAlignment="{TemplateBinding HorizontalContentAlignment}"
                                   VerticalAlignment="{TemplateBinding VerticalContentAlignment}" />
                    </Border>
                </Border>
            </ControlTemplate>
        </Setter.Value>
    </Setter>
</Style>

 

 

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