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.


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. kirupa says:

    Steps 4-6 in the first Fabrikam Catalog go into more detail about drawing column dividers –

    The term ‘activate’ is explained here –

  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


  4. Geoff says:

    EID crashed and now step 13 works :0)