Aero Glass is a new theme being launched in Windows Vista. Under Aero Glass the borders and title bar of the form take on a translucent, glass-like appearance. When your WPF applications run on Windows Vista (and the Aero Glass theme is enabled) your windows will automatically be drawn this way. Is it possible to use WPF styles so that windows look like the Aero Glass theme, even when they are not running on Vista?
The answer is yes, as Unni from the Expression team at Microsoft shows here. Although this is a good rendition of Aero Glass there are a few subtle differences. For example I belive the real Aero Glass theme adds a kind of blur effect to window title bars and borders, suggesting a more translucent than transparent glass. Also allowing the form to be dragged on the specially drawn title bar have not been implemented in this demo. None the less this is a pretty cool example. Just to re-iterate the example below is running on Windows XP, as the XP-themed explorer window in the background hopefully shows.