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Imran Shaik Silverlight Quintessential Rambling
I have been using Rx for over a month now and can’t even begin at telling how beautiful it really is and how much it has simplified my life especially working with UI declaratively and without having to worry about Dispatchers, threading etc., and I ended up rewriting most of the custom controls I have build over time to support Rx. And have been a ......

Let me first start by saying that I was very much excited about creating a Silverlight multitouch application ever since I heard the announcement that Silverlight supports it, I couldn’t wait to try porting some of our Surface applications to Silverlight. From a pure feature perspective Silverlight Multitouch doesn’t really provide much since Silverlight ......

In Silverlight 2.0/Expression Blend 2 SP1 creating a new VSM state was pretty straight forward, either for a UserControl or Custom Control a new Visual State could have been created by just clicking on create a new Visual state group, similarly XAML could have been manually editing the XAML. In Blend 3.0/Silverlight 3.0 you can still create visual states ......

Skinning a ListBoxItem/Button or any content element that has its content binded to ContentPresenter and changing it foreground color often seems impossible, the problem is ContentPresenter doesn’t have the foreground property so you can’t do much for it VisualStateManager. But there are two different ways to achieve this using a trick or hack. Trick: ......

This is written to explain Dependency Properties in general as they are available in .NET Framework 3.0 but specifically targeting Silverlight 2.0, in most places effort has been placed to explain the differences in Dependency Properties in WPF and Silverlight (With Silverlight perspective). But all examples are for Silverlight. What is Dependency Property? ......

Introduction Creating custom controls is not as difficult as they actually appear, but before we go creating custom controls lets first look at the difference between Custom Controls (CC) and Custom User-Controls (CU). Simply put Custom Controls (CC) are skinable, themable and reusable controls that once created can be used by simply loading the assembly ......

There are many tutorials in Silverlight over the Internet that mostly cover the basics of Silverlight but when you start getting a bit ahead you get into trouble and the real lack of tutorials or examples when you get to Intermediate level and beyond there is much to be desired especially when it comes in examples on MSDN (specifically VB.NET), so I ......

As promised I'm going to show you how to animate custom controls using Opacity masks, if you are unfamiliar with Opacity masks, please check my previous blog entry: Working with Opacity masks In this tutorial we'll create a custom button, animate it for mouse events and then still keep it flexible to them it The Problem Custom controls are notorious, ......

Opacity Masks are a great addition to Silverlight even thought it was there from the beginning, they are not as much helpful as otherwise they might be due to the lack of brushes in Silverlight (compared to WPF). And the addition of Alpha along with RGB in colour definition, opacity masks don't really gain much attention as they deserve. Although the ......

This is my second lot of Gradients they are few more but that is for some other day, here are about 14 new gradients for you, I need some patience and inspiration to make few so I might come back with more. XAML: <LinearGradientBrush x:Key="CyanThemeBG" EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0"> <GradientStop Color="#FFC6ECFE"/> <GradientStop ......

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