Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight - Part Three

The Windows system color theme for Silverlight now includes styles for all toolkit controls except charts and graphs (these will be themed shortly). When theming the remaining controls, we decided to make a few changes to all controls… All button controls are now slightly rounded to add a bit of visual interest to the set The “Animated” property for text…

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Silverlight 4 Notification Window Class

Tim Heuer has a great blog post on the new NotificationWindow class for Silverlight 4 Out-Of-Browser applications. This class allows you to create notifications or ‘Toast’ for your Out-Of-Browser applications when you need to provided helpful information to the user as they are interacting with the application. Tim provides great visuals for the notification window in…

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Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight - Part Two

The SDK controls are now themed in the Windows system color theme style, and the Toolkit controls will be themed very soon! The updated project is available for download here. For those of you who desire a bit more contrast in the theme, particularly for high contrast color modes, there are a few approaches you can take… One…

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Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight

Accessibility is important to consider when designing applications. Not only do those with visual, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities benefit from software that is accessible, but those without these disabilities benefit as well. Silverlight makes it possible to create applications that address accessibility needs, and some colleagues of mine and I decided to explore…

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Mix 09' Was Amazing!

Mix 09′ was amazing! There were so many great announcements and a wide variety of very interesting presentations. The two keynotes were exciting as well, and I particularly enjoyed the keynote on day 2 where Deborah Adler talked in depth about how she designed a comprehensive system for packaging prescription medicine for her master’s thesis. Target saw great…

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Bubbly Skin Updated for Beta 2

I finally had a bit of free time to update the bubbly skin to beta 2. If you would like to use this skin feel free to download and use my sample project using the link below, and you can view it live if you’d like too… Bubbly Skin View live…Download skin…  

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A New Set of Control Skins

One more set of control skins is up and ready for you to use. I had hoped to have two ready, but one set needed some additional tweaking work that I haven’t been able to finish while on vacation in Thailand, and I’m going to stop trying until I return to Seattle on 4/14. This…

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Hooking Data up to ListBox and Datagrid

This is a walkthrough of how to hook data up to both ListBox and Datagrid. In this walkthrough, we’ll create a small collection to use as the data source. For this walkthrough, you’ll need Visual Studio 2008, the new Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008, the Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1, and the…

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Silverlight 2 Control Skins

Last week, Silverlight 2 beta one was the hot topic at the Mix 08 conference that took place in Las Vegas, and rightly so, as it now has even more great functionality to offer, and you can find out about specific details on Silverlight.net or on Scott Guthrie’s blog. Scott’s blog also contains several very…

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