MacDock updated to hold Aero Style !

15 08 2007

I have updated my macdock to vista aero style 😀

Download the source code here 


(click for full image)

You could look here to how to enable Vista Aero Glass for your WPF App




10 responses

15 08 2007
David Xie

Cool 😉 Looks really nice!

7 04 2008


I would like to know if you’ve done any newer version of this dock?

7 04 2008

Hi lossy,

No, I haven’t. I want to do this as a control so that people can use it in their programs, but not getting the time and also there are some small minor issues with the dock 😉

21 10 2008


Looks like this is Vista dependent. Can this be run on Win XP.
Thanks and Regards

11 11 2008

To make this work in XP, replace OnSourceInitialized with

protected override void OnSourceInitialized(EventArgs e)

// Vista only
//ExtendGlassFrame extend_glass = new ExtendGlassFrame();
//extend_glass.Extend(this, new Thickness(-1));

5 10 2009

Hi chaks,

You rock.

I really like the way it looks.

Would like to say Ton’s thanks for this post.

Thanks & Regards,

17 11 2009


What’s the logic behind the reflections? I’m new to c# and can’t work out how you do them. I’ve tried alpha blending with alpha values from 1 going down to 0.9, 0.8 etc… to have it fade out but it’s really slow. I then tried doing a gradient fill and alpha blending over that, but that makes the reflective surface get darker and you’ve avoided this.



16 06 2010

Its really a great work. Can I use it as User control.. and If I provide list of menu ITems , it will dynamically generate menus from that.. ?

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