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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 08, 2010 (2 weeks ago)
    Tags: Text , Fonts , WPF , Pete Brown
    Take a look at this cool post by Pete Brown on using fonts wisely across multiple platforms.

    WPF 4 has Great Font Rendering. So, what are you waiting for? There are so many great WPF applications out there that just need these simple text options changes (which can be put into global styles) in order to go from awesome to truly friggin awesome.


    WPF has gotten a lot of abuse about its font rendering over the years. While I understand why the rendering was the way it was, I'm one of the people who complained about it. WPF 4 totally changes that. It has font rendering that is as good as any native Windows application, and better than most every other developer platform. Pick good fonts (a must in any case) and set the right options to take the fuzz out of your WPF applications.


  • “Typing” animation effect in SketchFlow

    1 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Aug 27, 2009 (10 months ago)

    Nick Josevski tried to find a solution of how to simulate a user typing text in a SketchFlow Animation and he came out with something that according to him works OK.

    The definition of ok is very subjective in this situation. I also describe steps to animate a highlight effect on some text. So if you’re reading this and have a better/easier solution let me know.


  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Aug 24, 2009 (10 months ago)

    Matthias Shapiro has posted a ComboBox TextWrapping tutorial.

    Sometimes you just want stuff to work the way you want it to work. I want a property on the Silverlight ComboBox that says “WrapText”. But alas there is not one, so I have to do it myself.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 31, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Page Brooks will show you how with Silverlight 3 you can easily achieve a drop shadow effect on your text.

    Before Silverlight 3, you had to do perform some less-than-ideal tricks to achieve a drop shadow effect on your text.  In fact, the most decent trick I could find had to rely on the TextBox control and not the TextBlock control since you cannot re-template a TextBlock control.  But even that technique was not optimal since you couldn’t get a truly smooth shadow.

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