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Date Roller: Introduction to a WPF User Control
This is an introduction to a series of posts that I will be doing about a WPF User Control that I created with the help of my co-worker Jason Lowenthal. (See his blog at http://yodajstarwars.blogsp... These posts will be based on a presentation that Jason and I gave to our local .Net Users Group. Below is a screenshot of our finished product. The original idea behind the control was to provide a quick way to select a date without using a calendar. A user can drag a mouse over the day, month, ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:26 PM

Transparency in WPF
Designers are familiar with using transparency in their work, so this post may not sound very interesting on the surface, but what I want to discuss is the use of 32-bit color within WPF. The typical way we think of color usage in digital design is RGB. RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue. 8 bits of data are designated for each color which adds up to 24 bits. In WPF we have 32 bits, so what are the extra 8 bits for? The answer is Transparency. 32-bit color can be described as ARGB, which stands for ......

Posted On Monday, July 20, 2009 10:46 PM

First Post
As the first official post, I'd like to say welcome to the blog of XamLance. I have some ideas for posts to do in the future. If one of them seems more appealing than the others, feel express your interest with a comment. Using Transparency in WPF Ways to Insert XAML Artwork into WPF Controls Unique Button Trigger States Helpful Value Converters Using Parameters in Value Converters The Trick of Styling Header Content An Idea for a Complete WPF Theme ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 8, 2009 8:48 PM

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