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Christian Schormann

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Visual State Manager for User Controls: A Simple Chord Finder Example

Here an admittedly slightly contrived example for the use of visual state manager in a user control. Imagine a little web app to show Guitar chords:


posted by cs at 01:34  

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Visual State Manager: Goals

Our goal for Silverlight 2 was to provide a control skinning model that is imminently usable for visual designers, providing an easy entry ramp, yet with sufficient power for sophisticated application skins. Our design goals did include:


posted by cs at 07:41  

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Creating Control Skins with Visual State Manager – An Introduction

Styling dynamic visuals, or “skinning”, is an important task for visual designers working on interactive applications for web and desktops. With Beta 2 of Silverlight, and the associated June preview of Expression Blend, we are making this work much easier and faster – and we are adding more creative options at the same time.


posted by cs at 06:00  

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