ImageButtons – a new EID tutorial


We have published a new Expression Interactive Designer tutorial targeting the January 2006 CTP. It’s called ImageButtons [1]. Here’s the overview:

Because Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is based on the .NET Framework, you can customize the functionality of existing control types. You can start with a control defined in a WPF library, derive a new control type from it, and build that into a library of your own. You can draw a control onto the design surface of Expression Interactive Designer just as easily whether it is implemented in your own library or in a WPF library. In this tutorial you will extend the Button control to create an ImageButton control which has a Source property in addition to the standard Content property. You can then specify how the new Source property is to be used by the control by modifying the control’s template.

[1] http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/articles/525441.aspx

Comments (6)

  1. John Ver Voorn says:

    I had problems with step 12:

    Switch to the Selection tool , activate the Grid and draw a grid column divider to divide the Grid into two columns.

    How do I do this?

  2. xprblog says:

    Steps 4-6 in the first Fabrikam Catalog go into more detail about drawing column dividers – http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/articles/516566.aspx

    The term ‘activate’ is explained here – http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2006/01/29/518986.aspx

  3. Geoff says:

    getting an error on step 13 of task 2:

    Create a new Image in the left-hand column and template-bind the Source property to Source. Your image will now be displayed. Center the Image.

    Error says:

    the member is already registered as a DependencyPropertyReferenceStep

    thoughts??

  4. Geoff says:

    EID crashed and now step 13 works :0)