WPF XAML MenuItem Styles

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.

 

 

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