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Old 02-18-2011, 03:21 PM
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Default Silverlight toolkit for Developers updated...

Looks like the Silverlight toolkit has been updated with some extra features, bug fixes / tweaks.

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What’s new?
Tilt effect

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.

PerformanceProgressBar

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.
VB.NET Samples

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.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:29 AM
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Okay, great. Now where do we get it?
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Link above (see HERE) now fixed.
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