Syncfusion releases 600 free Windows 8 Metro icons

Syncfusion has released its Metro Studio 1 suite of more than 600 vector-based Metro icons.

Free to use and freely customizable, this release is coming  just days after the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Syncfusion’s Metro Studio 1 will allow programmers to quickly deploy test Metro applications in the Windows 8 Preview — and icons in Metro Studio 1 have been designed in accordance with Microsoft’s guidelines for Metro user interfaces.

“We strongly feel that this is an important package; we want to put it out there for the community to use,” said Daniel Jebaraj, Syncfusion’s vice president of product development. “When you’re starting to develop Metro applications, you have to visually differentiate them. You need to have the right kind of Metro images to spruce up your app, and Metro Studio 1 will help you to do that,” says Jebaraj.

In designing Metro Studio 1, Syncfusion felt it was imperative to provide it at no cost to the development community so applications could be quickly deployed and tested without calling on a graphic designer.

You can find the icons right here.

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