02-18-2011, 03:21 PM
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Silverlight toolkit for Developers updated...
Looks like the Silverlight toolkit has been updated with some extra features, bug fixes / tweaks.
We have integrated the TiltEffect attached property, allowing developers to really easily turn on the “tilt effect” in this apps, automatically giving buttons, hyperlinks and check boxes the desired tilt effect that is found in many parts of the Windows Phone experience.
MSDN documents are available for this feature:
* Tilt Effect Overview for Windows Phone
* How to: Use the Control Tilt Effect for Windows Phone
This is the same control that was once presented on Peter Torr’s blog and became a sample, now much easier to use.
There have been several PerformanceProgressBar iterations, and finally there is one available built-in to the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit.
This version is very easy to use, you can just drop it on a page, without needing to specify styles like earlier workarounds. Also, it smoothly animates out in an improved way, improving the visual attractiveness of apps.
Simply bind to or set the IsIndeterminate property to get the visual effect. There is no need to visually collapse this implementation.
For some history and other information,
* The original PerformanceProgressBar post
* MSDN documentation about the initial work-around I proposed
Bug fixes and feature improvements
We’ve addressed customer-requested issues and improvements, most in the LongListSelector and transitions space.
Now that Visual Basic support is available for Windows Phone, we are pleased to now offer the same sample project we ship with the toolkit, now in VB.NET.
Last edited by Strider_Aus; 02-19-2011 at 05:58 AM.