How to Implement Style Inheritance in Windows Phone 8 ?

Published on December 8, 2013 by abundantcode

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There are times when you want to apply some styles to a control in Windows Phone 8 but you may not want to start it from scratch . In these scenarios , the developers can use the property “BasedOn” to reference another style that is defined .

For example , assume that there is already a style named “Style1” and for the Style2 you might want to inherit from Style1 . Below is a sample code snippet that demonstrates how one can do that.

How to Implement Style Inheritance in Windows Phone 8 ?

<Style x:Key="Style1" TargetType="TextBlock">
   <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="8" />
</Style>
<Style x:Key="Style2" BasedOn="{StaticResource Style1}" TargetType="TextBlock">
   <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Aqua" />
</Style>
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