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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Phil Middlemiss  on  May 03, 2010 (1 month ago)
    Phil Middlemiss continues his series on creating a Chrome and Glass style theme, this time looking at the ProgressBar and Slider controls. He takes a close look at the Indeterminate State of the ProgressBar control and explains what Control Parts are.

    Control Template of SliderThe red circle is around the Control Part icon. That icon indicates that the control expects there to be an element in the template called "ProgressBarTrack", and it usually has to be a control of the same type as is used in the default control template - in this case a Border control for "ProgressBarTrack" and a Rectangle element for "ProgressBarIndicator".

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 03, 2010 (1 month ago)
    In this video tutorial Victor Gaudioso talks about building a Behavior for a Slide in/out Navigation bar.

    In this video tutorial I show you how to use Behaviors and the Visual State Manager to create a navigation bar that slides in when the user places their mouse at the top of the page and then slides away when they move their mouse away from the navigation.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 30, 2010 (1 month ago)
    Laurent Bugnion reports a small issue with the release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP (April 2010 Refresh) refresh and gives you an advice how to cope with the problem.

    The issue is that the Expression Blend Add-in Preview for Windows Phone (April Refresh) is not compatible with Blend 4.0.20408.0, which was the public RC (release candidate).

    A few days ago, the Blend team released a fix for an issue that was sometimes causing a crash when Blend was starting up. This new release (V4.0.20421.0) was not very well announced however, and many people (including me) did not install it. After all, Blend did not crash at startup of either of my machines, so I didn’t deem necessary to install yet a new RC.

    However, it is now clear that the Windows Phone 7 Add-In needs this latest-and-greatest version to work. If you have Blend 4.0.20408.0, you won’t be able to work with Windows Phone 7 in Blend.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 29, 2010 (1 month ago)
    Tags: QuickStarts , Behaviors , Expression Blend , Shane Morris
    Shane Morris has published an introduction to behaviors in Expression Blend.

    In my final article, we’ll be taking our sample portfolio application even further. We’ll learn about storyboards and how to create animations. We’ll then return to behaviors and learn how to use them to set up interactivity in our application without writing any code. After this article I’ll be handing over to Tatham Oddie, who will take you through the features of Expression Blend’s sister product: Expression Web.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Paul Yanez  on  Apr 28, 2010 (1 month ago)
    In the following tutorial Paul Yanez shows how to create your own custom button with images, gradients and transitions.

    1- import an image and place on the artboard
    2- add a rectangle with a radial gradient the same width and height as the image
    3- add a rectangle with no fill and grey color as the border
    4- select all 3 objects, right click and group into a canvas
    5- right click and select make into usercontrol
    6- select button as the type of usercontrol you want to create
    7- right click and select “edit template/edit current”

    8- select the states panel and go to the “mouseover” state and set the gradient’s opacity property to “0″ and change the stroke color of the rectangle from grey to white

    9- change the transition duration to 0.3 sec and set the transition to “cubic in”

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Paul Yanez  on  Apr 27, 2010 (1 month ago)
    In a previous tip Paul Yanez showed how Expression Blend does not render effects if you are zoomed in above 400%. In this one Paul explains how to change the zoom setting to 800% and render the effects properly.

    More times than not I am zoomed in well above 400% when I am designing UI components. I found out how to change the zoom setting to 800% and render the effects properly and allow me to design how I am accustomed to.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Paul Yanez  on  Apr 26, 2010 (2 months ago)
    This tip of Paul Yanez is for developers who use Expression Blend for creating effects. 

    Effects do not render if you are zoomed in above 400%. More times than not I am zoomed in well above 400% when I am designing UI components. So I was confused as to why I couldn’t see the rollover effect that I was applying to my component.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Phil Middlemiss  on  Apr 26, 2010 (2 months ago)
    Phil Middlemiss has posted the fourth tutorial in his series on creating a Glass and Chrome theme in Blend.

    ImageApart from describing the steps to style each of the controls for this particular theme, I've been trying to describe some of the techniques and knowledge that can be applied generally to any theme or style.

    • In part 1 we covered creating style resources in a resource dictionary.
    • In part 2 we covered editing control templates as part of a style, including states.
    • In part 3 we knocked off a couple of the easier controls to style, although we added some extra elements to the control template.

    In this post, we are going to dig down into a control that is made up of a collection of other controls: the ListBox. But we are going to begin by styling the other controls that make up the ListBox.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 22, 2010 (2 months ago)
    Here is part two of Alan Beasley tutorial about ListBox styling in Blend.

    ImageHow to Style the Control Template of a ListBox in a small MVVM application. Discussing multiple Styles, nested Controls, Resource Dictionaries, Similar Control Templates (TreeView), Control Reuse & a few other tips...

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 19, 2010 (2 months ago)
    Shawn Wildermuth is happy to announce that his article on SketchFlow has been published on the website of the DevProConnections magazine.

    Designers aren't evil. Let me say that again for those developers out there: Designers aren't evil. Their job is hard just like yours. The problem is that designers and developers haven't had the tools to work together before. The rough answer to that problem for the past few years in Silverlight has been Microsoft Expression Blend. But that's only been part of the story.

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