Metro Studio: Free Metro Icons for Windows 8 Apps

Last week was an exciting one for .NET developers. The beta version of Visual Studio 11 and the Windows 8 consumer preview were especially interesting because they were quite unlike other updates from previous years—this is a first glimpse at developing in an OS that seamlessly operates on both desktops and tablets. Although it is still very early, Microsoft is poised to shake up the mobile market.

On top of this wave of excitement, we released a vector image library of more than 600 icons that adheres to the Metro standards outlined by Microsoft. We’re calling it Syncfusion Metro Studio 1. In it you’ll find icons for virtually any purpose, whether you’re working on an app for banking, an e-mail client, or a simple UI. It also ships with an editor that allows you to take any of the included images, resize them, change their color, customize them as need, and immediately use them in your applications. We’ve worked very hard on Metro Studio, and we want to give it to you for free to get you ready for the clean, uncluttered future of desktop, Web, and mobile applications.

Windows 8 integrates the desktop and tablet environments, further closing the gap between them. This is a bold move for Microsoft, essentially making only one device necessary for consumers—they can have a device with a keyboard and mouse, and then simply pick up the device and use it as a tablet. This is a new environment that we’ve never seen before. If the hardware can take on this challenge, you can be sure the development community will be there to take advantage of this paradigm shift.

Check out the vlog below to learn more about Metro Studio and my first impressions of Windows 8.


Vice President Daniel Jebaraj discusses Metro theming in Metro Studio 1 and the implications of Windows 8.

Comments (25) -

  • Francois Deplaine
    Mar 14, 2012

    Hello, how can I get the key for Syncfusion Studio Metro. Unable to open an account for this key.

    That's good, but your software is not installable.

    thank you

    Francois

    • amber
      Mar 14, 2012

      Hi Francois -

      Thank you for your comment. Please check your email. We had a server issue this morning, but have since fixed it. We emailed everyone a unlock key. Thanks for your patience and we hope you enjoy the Metro Studio.

      Best Regards,
      Syncfusion

  • Mark Tait
    Mar 14, 2012

    Hi - are you having the email problem again - I have tried to install, but it's asking for a key, and I don't have any email yet.

    Thanks for your help, and all the best,

    Mark

    • amber
      Mar 20, 2012

      We will get you a key today. Please check your email shortly.

      Best regards,
      Syncfusion

  • Dan Bambling
    Mar 16, 2012

    Hi,

    I registered and was not sent a key. Please could one be sent to my email?

    kind regards
    Dan

    • amber
      Mar 20, 2012

      We will get you a key today. Please check your email shortly.

      Best regards,
      Syncfusion

  • Rick
    Mar 20, 2012

    Hello, same issue. Downloaded the Studio an hour ago, still have not received email with product key. Please advise. Thank you.

    • amber
      Mar 20, 2012

      Thank you for your patience. We will get you a key today. Please check your email shortly.

      Best regards,
      Syncfusion

  • Dieter
    Mar 22, 2012

    Hello,
    I've not received an email with the product key one hour after downloading.
    Please send me an email.
    Kind regards,
    Dieter.

    • amber
      Mar 22, 2012

      We are sending you a key via your email address now. Please check shortly and thanks for your patience!

      Best regards,
      Syncfusion

  • Laurens
    Mar 23, 2012

    No key here eighter, have tried multiple times today...

    • amber
      Mar 30, 2012

      We will get you one today. Thanks for your patience.

      -Syncfusion Team

  • Stephen
    Mar 30, 2012

    Please could you forward the product key so we can install the downloaded program.

    I received the program on Monday = 5 days ago.

    Thanks

    Stephen

  • amber
    Mar 30, 2012

    Please check your email shortly. We will send you a key!

    -Syncfusion Team

  • Cocotteseb
    Mar 31, 2012

    Hello,

    It seems that I have the same issue too, no key received.
    Can you send me one ?

    Thank you in advance !

    • amber
      Apr 9, 2012

      We apologize for the delay. A key has been emailed to you.

      -Syncfusion Team

  • Mikhail
    Mar 31, 2012

    Hello,
    I downloaded Syncfusion today but haven't received the email with unlock key. I was wondering if you could send it to me.
    Thanks in advance.

    • amber
      Apr 9, 2012

      We apologize for the inconvenience. A key has been emailed to you.

      -Syncfusion Team

  • Kris
    Apr 2, 2012

    Having the same problem with getting the key.

  • amin
    Apr 2, 2012

    Please could you forward the unlock key so we can install the downloaded program.

    • amber
      Apr 9, 2012

      Please check you email. A key has been sent to you. Thanks for your patience.

      -Syncfusion Team

  • Cassio
    Apr 2, 2012

    No key. Please could you send me one?
    Thanks

    • amber
      Apr 9, 2012

      We have sent one to you via email. Thanks for your patience.

      -Syncfusion Team

  • athena
    Apr 6, 2012

    I downloaded metro studio, but did not receive the unlock key in email.
    Can you please send?

    • amber
      Apr 9, 2012

      We could not find your email in our system. Could you please email support@syncfusion.com with the email address you used to download the license? They can then email you a key.

      -Syncfusion Team.

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