Creating a Glass Button: The Complete Tutorial

Well, it was a while back that I posted the first Creating a Glass button tutorial. Of course, that was based on the old look of Sparkle, and I have had some feedback recently that the project doesn’t run anymore. Also, the completed tutorial never ‘made it to press’ leaving people with a rather lifeless…

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Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 3)

UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex project!  In Part 1, we looked at how we construct a Dragging, docking, expanding panel, and added the ‘dragging’ functionality by placing the panel in a Canvas. In Part 2 we looked at the host panel that controls the grid layout…

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Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 1)

UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex project!   NOTE: Part 2 and Part 3 now posted, with a demo of the final sample here.  A control that we used in a number of places in the MSCUI Patient Journey Demonstrator was the dragging, docking, expanding panel control. When designing the…

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Real World WPF Videos: Introduction to Blend

Well, it has been a little time since I last posted, and since, there has been a real flurry around WPF – at last, it is shipped! As is Windows Vista and Office 2007. I have been busy on a number of projects, my learning from which I shall be sharing in the coming weeks….

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Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 2)

UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex project!   In Part 1, we looked at how we construct a Dragging, docking, expanding panel, and added the ‘dragging’ functionality by placing the panel in a Canvas. In this part, we are going to look at how we do the docking…

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Creating a Glass Button – PART ONE

PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED TUTORIAL HERE  Alot of people ask, when it comes to WPF, how do I make my app look cool? WPF allows to fully customise the look and behaviour of all the common controls – this means a button no longer needs to be represented by a grey rectangle, or a radio…

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Blacklight v2.0 (Dec08) is here!

It has been a really busy November for me, however, the December release of Blacklight has arrived. This release contains tonnes of bug fixes, as well as some really cool new features. Check out the the new showcase here. Get the latest release code from here. Some of the new fully customisable controls and features…

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Blacklight v4 for Silverlight 3 Released

It has been a short while since our last Blacklight release (March ‘09), however, I am pleased to say that we are back up and running, and have a brand new release for you. Want to get straight to the good stuff? See the latest showcase here. Get the latest release binaries and source here….

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blacklight v3.0 (Mar09) released!

After a ‘short delay’, V3.0 of the Blacklight controls are here! Thank very much for you patience with this release. The showcase will be updated very shortly for you to see all of the controls in action! Get the latest release here! As always, here are the highlights for this release…   BRAND NEW ‘BLACKLIGHT…

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Suggestions for a Real World WPF Video, please?

Since creating the first set of RWWPF (Real World WPF) videos, we had had loads of great suggestions on what else we could be showing. One of the re-occuring themes is about using Blend & WPF for LOB (Line of Business) applications – such as customer account systems, and internal tools. So, I am adding…

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