My attempt to implement jQuery Mobile theme for Windows Phone (Metro style)

View the Project on GitHub sgrebnov/jqmobile-metro-theme

Theme NuGet package for Visual Studio

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This theme provides a Metro user interface for Cordova apps using jQuery Mobile on Windows Phone 7.5.

Live demo

Web demo for the jquerymobile.com site

Windows Phone demo app


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License")


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jQM theme for Windows Phone

jQM theme for Windows Phone is presented by jquery.mobile.metro.theme.css file and related images folder.


Additional plugins

All additional theme plugins are located at /plugins folder

/plugins/app-bar/ - an Application Bar

/plugins/date-picker/ - Cordova plugin for WP that exposes the native DateTime picker

/plugins/progress-bar/ - implements porgress bar control

/plugins/toggle-button/ - toggle button

** Each plugin folder contains sample page with usage example.

There is also special js code exporting theme switching functionality located at



The jQM theme for Windows Phone is designed to work with Cordova on Windows Phone 7.5 for optimal integration. This is implemented by the following cordova plugins.

backButtonHandler.js - hardware back button handling functionality

dateTimePicker.js - js bridge for Cordova native DateTimePicker

jquery.cordova.metro.themeswitcher.js - provides functionality to apply system colors (uses phoneTheme.js below)

phoneTheme.js - js bridge for Cordova system colors detection plugin


Demo pages for the jquerymobile.com site reference (official demo for other developers).


Windows Phone application based on Cordova framework to demonstrate all theme functionality (system colors, native UI elements). Does not contain any html pages inside, it uses absolute reference to test pages (see next section) located remotly.


Test pages

jQuery Mobile gallery sample page (with some little modifications). Contains both html version and windows phone native application.


This sample page demonstrates all jQM theme for Windows Phone additional plugins/controls descibed above ('Additional plugins' section). Html only verison.


Note. Pages above are used as a reference for Windows Phone demo application.


The following componets are required


To run jqmobile demo

  1. Deploy to server the following directory (optional, you can run the demo from file system) /samples/jqm-public-demo/
  2. Navigate to (desktop or mobile browser) jqm-public-demo/index.html

To run gallery test pages

  1. Deploy to server the following directories (optional, you can run the demo from file system) /cordova /jqmobile-core /plugins /tests /themes
  2. Navigate to (desktop or mobile browser) /tests/basic/gallery/html/forms-all.html

To build Windows Phone demo app

  1. Open the following solution in Visual Studio /samples/WindowsPhone/MetroThemeDemoApp/MetroThemeDemoApp.sln
  2. Update CordovaView.StartPageUri (MainPage.xaml) to reference to /tests/basic/gallery/html/forms-all.html located remotly.
  3. Build

Nuget package for Visual Studio


This nuget package allows developers to apply a Metro style look and feel to Windows Phone HTML5 applications developed with Apache Cordova and jQuery Mobile.

To install jQMThemeForWindowsPhone, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

Install-Package jQMThemeForWindowsPhone