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Skinning WPF Ribbon

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 23, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF
I'm trying to skin my wpf ribbon using Expression Blend 2 but when I try to change the background, etc nothing changes... I've tried to go into the ControlTemplate but I get an error saying "Object Reference not set to instance of object."  I know what that means but I don't know why it's happening... I've included the XAML that was generated for the Ribbon... Thanks in advance

<ResourceDictionary xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
	<ControlTemplate x:Key="RibbonControlTemplate" TargetType="{x:Type r:Ribbon}">
		<Grid ClipToBounds="True" SnapsToDevicePixels="True">
				<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
				<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
				<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
				<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
				<ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
				<ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>

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