Features

Multi-platform and Multi-Engine

Empty Keys UI is .NET Standard library for .NET Framework, .Net Core and Mono. It supports multiple engines – Stride, MonoGame and FNA.

Code Generator from XAML

Final code is generated from standard XAML (.NET WPF) so you can use Visual Studio, Blend (or any other XAML editor) to create your UI. On top of that code generator detects used fonts and generates XNA Sprite Font definitions.

Style and Themes

Empty Keys UI comes with built-in themes for quick start (Dark, Light and default dark Empty Keys). You can create more themes and styles by using Control and Data Templates.

MVVM support

The Model-View-ViewModel pattern is fully supported and Empty Keys UI comes with base classes and Service Manager for easy use.

DPI aware

Empty Keys UI is DPI aware. If you change DPI, UI is automatically scaled. This is useful for mobile development (mobile phone, tablet).

Animations

Empty Keys UI supports XAML animations and image animations. XAML animations are limited to DoubleAnimation, ThicknessAnimation and non-standard custom SolidColorBrushAnimation. System does support easing functions. Image animations are supported with AnimatedImage control and for ImageBrush.

Free

Library is free for use with MIT License. UI Generator is open source on GitHub.

Controls

ButtonChart
CheckBoxComboBox
DataGridExpander
ImageImageButton
ItemsControlListBox
NumericTextBoxPasswordBox
ProgressBarPopup
RadioButtonRepeatButton
ScrollBarSlider
TextBlockTextBox
ToggleButtonToolTip
TrackTreeView
UserControl

Others

ContentControlContentPresenter
HeaderedContentControlHeaderedItemsControl
PanelRangeBase
SelectorScrollContentPresenter
TextBoxBaseThumb
EllipseLine
Rectangle

Layouts and Navigation

  • Canvas
  • DockPanel
  • Grid
  • GroupBox
  • ScrollViewer
  • StackPanel
  • TabControl
  • UniformGrid
  • Window
  • WrapPanel

Media

  • Border
  • Brush
  • EllipseGeometry
  • Geometry
  • ImageBrush
  • LinearGradientBrush
  • LineGeometry
  • RectangleGeometry
  • SolidColorBrush