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2 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

@dompod Should be the ContentBackgroundView. I believe if you name the image something different than "Image", you should be able to override what the background image is. :)

it's not working and keep getting errors

can we please communicate using a VoIP service pm me

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On 3/28/2022 at 11:39 PM, Altersphinx said:

I also would like to know how to change background.

Gave it a shot this morning, and while there's probably better ways to do this, here's how you can change the background to a static image:

  • Go into the MusicBoxAlpha\Themes folder and make a copy of the Default theme (call it whatever you'd like)
  • Place your background image into your new theme folder, under Images (example: MusicBoxAlpha\Themes\[My New Theme]\Images), call the image whatever you'd like (in my example below I called it background.jpg)
  • In your new theme folder, go into the Views folder and open the ContentBackgroundView.xaml file in a text editor. Delete the entire Image line, save and close
<Image Name="Image" HorizontalAlignment="{Binding HorizontalAlignment}" VerticalAlignment="{Binding VerticalAlignment}" Stretch="{Binding Stretch}" RenderOptions.BitmapScalingMode="HighQuality" />
  • Now open the MainView.xaml file in a text editor. The first Grid, close to the top will look something like this: <Grid Background="{Binding SolidContentBackgroundBrush}">
  • Delete the background part: Background="{Binding SolidContentBackgroundBrush}"
  • Now you'll want to add the following code just below <Grid>
			<ImageBrush ImageSource="pack://siteoforigin:,,,/Themes/[My New Theme]/Images/background.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill" />
  • Change [My New Theme] to whatever you called your theme
  • Change background.jpg to whatever you called your image
  • In MusicBoxAlpha, go into the Settings and change to your custom theme, and you should now see your static background image.
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