Working with the Opacity Masks

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve managed to post, but I’ve been working with Interactive Designer pretty heavily lately, and it’s been a pretty exciting time. On top of that, I’ve starting doing internal training classes at Microsoft for Interactive Designer. It started with a couple classes on how Graphic Designer and Interactive Designer…

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Updating an Image control

I had a coworker as me how to update an Image control in code. Specifically, he wanted to create a quick file browser that had a Next and Previous button to scroll through a preset list of Images. Creating the list and iterating through directories is pretty easy, so I’ll omit that (Although, if someone…

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Saving and retrieving Ink

Well, we had another Application Bash for Expression Interactive Designer this week, and my application did something I hadn’t messed with before. I wanted to work with ink in Expression, and specifically, I wanted to be able to mark up a picture, and save that markup alongside the picture to view later. It was actually…

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Integer to Roman Numeral Value Converter

Databinding uses Value Converters to bind a value in one component’s “Language” to another. For instance, there’s a converter that converts a boolean to a “Visibility” in WPF. So, True is mapped to Visible, False is mapped to Hidden, etc… By using it, we can virtually databind any two elements together however we like. I…

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Obligatory Introduction

Well, as everyone seems to do with their first posts, I figure I should say a bit about myself. I’m one of the SDETs on the Expression Interactive Designer project. The areas I focus on most are Databinding and Media, but we all tend to dabble in many of the different areas. I also like…

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