I recently began working with WPF for the first time. I was doing this outside of my job on my own time (which is sometimes quite limited). I had never worked with WPF before this venture. I decided to download a trial copy of Microsoft Expression Blend 2 to check out the designer side of WPF. The first thing that I noticed was the menus. The menus had a black background with white text and the submenus had white borders and white menu separators (pictured below). I decided that I liked this look and set out to implement this using Visual Studio 2008. This entry describes how to create this menu.