This post continues my series on layout to layout animations in WCP (Avalon). In part 1, I showed to create a panel that lays out its children in a grid and allows the child size to be controlled with a slider through data binding. In this post, I’ll describe one method to animate the children…
At PDC, I showed a simple version of layout to layout animations, as we do in Microsoft Max.In Max, when you resize the window or change the size of the items being viewed, they animate to their new locations. This not only looks cool, but really helps usability by letting the user see what’s happening…
It’s great seeing feedback on Max – we really want to hear what you think works well, and what doesn’t. The best place to send feedback is on our blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/max/. There’s also some good feedback at http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?id=30384&category=main and https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=114722.
On Thursday, Walter Smith and I will be giving a presentation at the PDC about how our team built Max. It’s at 1pm in Hall C/D. There will also be members of our team at the presentation lounges in the “big room”. Come find us!
The cat’s out of the bag. Hillel just showed us on stage. Check out http://www.microsoft.com/max.
Lots of exciting stuff being announced today, and Hillel will be talking about what I’ve been working on soon. Stay tuned!
I’ll be speaking at PDC 2005 this year. I’ll post more information soon. I hope to meet a bunch of you there – it’s going to be a fun PDC!