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WPF Flat Combo Box Style
<!-- Flat ComboBox -->
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="ComboBoxNormalBorderBrush" Color="#e3e9ef" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="ComboBoxNormalBackgroundBrush" Color="#fff" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="ComboBoxDisabledForegroundBrush" Color="#888" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="ComboBoxDisabledBackgroundBrush" Color="#eee" />
<SolidColorBrush x:Key="ComboBoxDisabledBorderBrush" Color="#888" />
<ControlTemplate TargetType="ToggleButton" x:Key="ComboBoxToggleButtonTemplate">
<Grid>
<Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
<ColumnDefinition />
<ColumnDefinition Width="20" />
</Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
<Border Grid.ColumnSpan="2" Name="Border"
BorderBrush="{StaticResource ComboBoxNormalBorderBrush}"
CornerRadius="0" BorderThickness="1, 1, 1, 1"
Background="{StaticResource ComboBoxNormalBackgroundBrush}" />
<Border Grid.Column="1" Margin="1, 1, 1, 1" BorderBrush="#444" Name="ButtonBorder"
CornerRadius="0, 0, 0, 0" BorderThickness="0, 0, 0, 0"
Background="{StaticResource ComboBoxNormalBackgroundBrush}" />
<Path Name="Arrow" Grid.Column="1"
Data="M0,0 L0,2 L4,6 L8,2 L8,0 L4,4 z"
HorizontalAlignment="Center" Fill="#444"
VerticalAlignment="Center" />
</Grid>
<ControlTemplate.Triggers>
<Trigger Property="UIElement.IsMouseOver" Value="True">
<Setter Property="Panel.Background" TargetName="ButtonBorder" Value="WhiteSmoke"/>
</Trigger>
<Trigger Property="ToggleButton.IsChecked" Value="True">
<Setter Property="Panel.Background" TargetName="ButtonBorder" Value="WhiteSmoke"/>
<Setter Property="Shape.Fill" TargetName="Arrow" Value="#FF8D979E"/>
</Trigger>
<Trigger Property="UIElement.IsEnabled" Value="False">
<Setter Property="Panel.Background" TargetName="Border" Value="{StaticResource ComboBoxDisabledBackgroundBrush}"/>
<Setter Property="Panel.Background" TargetName="ButtonBorder" Value="{StaticResource ComboBoxDisabledBackgroundBrush}"/>
<Setter Property="Border.BorderBrush" TargetName="ButtonBorder" Value="{StaticResource ComboBoxDisabledBorderBrush}"/>
<Setter Property="TextElement.Foreground" Value="{StaticResource ComboBoxDisabledForegroundBrush}"/>
<Setter Property="Shape.Fill" TargetName="Arrow" Value="#999"/>
</Trigger>
</ControlTemplate.Triggers>
</ControlTemplate>
<Style x:Key="ComboBoxFlatStyle" TargetType="{x:Type ComboBox}">
<Setter Property="UIElement.SnapsToDevicePixels" Value="True"/>
<Setter Property="FrameworkElement.OverridesDefaultStyle" Value="True"/>
<Setter Property="ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility" Value="Auto"/>
<Setter Property="ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility" Value="Auto"/>
<Setter Property="ScrollViewer.CanContentScroll" Value="True"/>
<Setter Property="TextElement.Foreground" Value="Black"/>
<Setter Property="FrameworkElement.FocusVisualStyle" Value="{x:Null}"/>
<Setter Property="Control.Template">
<Setter.Value>
<ControlTemplate TargetType="ComboBox">
<Grid>
<ToggleButton Name="ToggleButton" Grid.Column="2"
ClickMode="Press" Focusable="False"
IsChecked="{Binding Path=IsDropDownOpen, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}, Mode=TwoWay}"
Template="{StaticResource ComboBoxToggleButtonTemplate}"/>
<ContentPresenter Name="ContentSite" Margin="5, 3, 23, 3" IsHitTestVisible="False"
HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Center"
Content="{TemplateBinding ComboBox.SelectionBoxItem}"
ContentTemplate="{TemplateBinding ComboBox.SelectionBoxItemTemplate}"
ContentTemplateSelector="{TemplateBinding ItemTemplateSelector}"/>
<TextBox Name="PART_EditableTextBox" Margin="3, 3, 23, 3"
IsReadOnly="{TemplateBinding IsReadOnly}"
Visibility="Hidden" Background="Transparent"
HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Center"
Focusable="True" >
<TextBox.Template>
<ControlTemplate TargetType="TextBox" >
<Border Name="PART_ContentHost" Focusable="False" />
</ControlTemplate>
</TextBox.Template>
</TextBox>
<!-- Popup showing items -->
<Popup Name="Popup" Placement="Bottom"
Focusable="False" AllowsTransparency="True"
IsOpen="{TemplateBinding ComboBox.IsDropDownOpen}"
PopupAnimation="Slide">
<Grid Name="DropDown" SnapsToDevicePixels="True"
MinWidth="{TemplateBinding FrameworkElement.ActualWidth}"
MaxHeight="{TemplateBinding ComboBox.MaxDropDownHeight}">
<Border Name="DropDownBorder" Background="White" Margin="0, 1, 0, 0"
CornerRadius="0" BorderThickness="1,1,1,1"
BorderBrush="{StaticResource ComboBoxNormalBorderBrush}"/>
<ScrollViewer Margin="4" SnapsToDevicePixels="True">
<ItemsPresenter KeyboardNavigation.DirectionalNavigation="Contained" />
</ScrollViewer>
</Grid>
</Popup>
</Grid>
<ControlTemplate.Triggers>
<Trigger Property="ItemsControl.HasItems" Value="False">
<Setter Property="FrameworkElement.MinHeight" TargetName="DropDownBorder" Value="95"/>
</Trigger>
<Trigger Property="UIElement.IsEnabled" Value="False">
<Setter Property="TextElement.Foreground" Value="{StaticResource ComboBoxDisabledForegroundBrush}"/>
</Trigger>
<Trigger Property="ItemsControl.IsGrouping" Value="True">
<Setter Property="ScrollViewer.CanContentScroll" Value="False"/>
</Trigger>
<Trigger Property="ComboBox.IsEditable" Value="True">
<Setter Property="KeyboardNavigation.IsTabStop" Value="False"/>
<Setter Property="UIElement.Visibility" TargetName="PART_EditableTextBox" Value="Visible"/>
<Setter Property="UIElement.Visibility" TargetName="ContentSite" Value="Hidden"/>
</Trigger>
</ControlTemplate.Triggers>
</ControlTemplate>
</Setter.Value>
</Setter>
</Style>
<!-- End of Flat ComboBox -->
@somapatrik
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somapatrik commented Jan 17, 2021

Very nice, thank you. It is sad how WPF is not very good for combo styling. You saved me a lot of work.

@SoundIKS
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SoundIKS commented Jun 2, 2021

So nice, thanks!

@alexandersiemert
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alexandersiemert commented Sep 7, 2021

How do I implement it in my project? I tried to create a resource dictionary with these lines of code but it doesn't work... Here an example of what I tried to do:

<ComboBox Width="250" Height="40" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10" VerticalAlignment="Center" Grid.Column="1" Style="{StaticResource ComboBoxFlatStyle}"/>

@bebedgreat
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bebedgreat commented Sep 21, 2021

How do I implement it in my project? I tried to create a resource dictionary with these lines of code but it doesn't work... Here an example of what I tried to do:

<ComboBox Width="250" Height="40" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10" VerticalAlignment="Center" Grid.Column="1" Style="{StaticResource ComboBoxFlatStyle}"/>

Use DynamicResource instead of StaticResource

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