Sergey Zwezdin

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April 2009 Entries

Windows 7 programming: Taskbar. Part 1 - Progress Bar.
New OS Windows 7 contains a considerable quantity of innovations and improvements. These improvements concern safety, productivity, reliability etc. Also, the big attention is given to the user interface. In several posts we will talk about the innovations and program model. The first that is appreciable in Windows 7 is, of course, updated task bar. In new taskbar many conceptual changes. One of such changes - possibility of display of progress of performance of a task (progress bar). In this picture ......

Posted On Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:45 PM | Comments (1) |

VisualStateManager - how we can define user interface in WPF and Sliverlight
It is known, that technologies WPF and Silverlight allow to change appearance of the application essentially. However, as it is found out, it is far not all know as it it is possible to do conveniently. For definition of appearance of controls we usually use ControlTemplate, and dynamics we set via triggers. Undoubtedly, triggers in XAML - the most powerful tool. Nevertheless at construction of difficult interfaces the logic constructed on triggers happens not trivial and opaque, and at times sets ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:57 AM | Comments (2) |

Windows 7 Release Candidate
I am pleased to say that the Windows 7 RC will be available at April 30th for download by MSDN and Technet subscribers. Also, public availability will begin on May 5th. You can read more on the Windows 7 Team Blog. Windows 7 is a great OS and I am very glad that in nearest future it will be RC ......

Posted On Saturday, April 25, 2009 10:58 AM | Comments (0) |

3D-capabilities in Silverlight 3
As is known, in WPF there are great possibilities to work with 3D. Silverlight concedes WPF because it is cross-platform technology. However, in Silverlight 3 a support of 3D has appeared. Let's consider this subject. Actually, if to look more detailed at possibilities 3D in Siliverlight 3 it is possible to understand quickly that it not that support which is present in WPF. It is logical. Actually, possibilities 3D in Silverlight are reduced to creation of projections of the image under different ......

Posted On Monday, April 13, 2009 7:45 PM | Comments (0) |

Use of hyperlinks inside text at Silverlight 3
Insert of a hyperlink in the text - absolutely usual task for web-applications. Frequently we do it when makes HTML documents. Unfortunately, default controls in Silverlight do not allow to insert a hyperlink in the text. Let's consider an example of how it is possible to bypass this restriction. If to be fair in Silverlight 3 there is an control HyperlinkButton which all the same allows to insert hyperlinks into Silverlight applications. The problem of such control consists that by default it is ......

Posted On Friday, April 10, 2009 7:03 PM | Comments (1) |

Resharper 4.5 Released
New version of ReSharper has released! As announced, the new version features major improvements in performance and memory usage. In addition to focusing on performance enhancements, JetBrains also added a number of intelligence features and improvements. Also, you can see small flash movie about new features in ReShareper 4.5. ReSharper it is a great tool and it is cool that new version is released. You can download it here: http://www.jetbrains.com/re... ......

Posted On Thursday, April 9, 2009 8:28 AM | Comments (0) |

Tooltip in Silverlight 3 – part 2
Recently we have talked about how it is possible to redefine appearance of the tool tip in Silverlight applications. The tool tip has taken more interesting form after that. However, the effect of show and remains sad :) Let's try change a way of show of this tool tip by animation addition. However, I wish to warn at once that the task of animation demands use of triggers, and them, unfortunately, it is impossible to set from styles. For this reason we will refuse use of styles. So, most simple that ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 5:47 PM | Comments (2) |

Tooltip in Silverlight 3 – part 1
Frequently in our appendices we need to create tool tips. Class ToolTip exists in Silverlight for these purposes. We can create such tool tips more easily by using this class. <Button Content="Click me!" Width="100" Height="100"> <ToolTipService.ToolTip> <ToolTip Width="100" Height="100"> <TextBlock Text="123"/> </ToolTip> </ToolTipService.ToolTip... </Button> As we can see this code is very simple. However, tool tips which we see thus can seem the boring. ......

Posted On Monday, April 6, 2009 5:20 PM | Comments (0) |

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