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  • Blog Post: Enforce Design Guidelines With Styles And Behaviors

    Often times, the design for an interface calls for guidelines that cannot be sufficiently controlled with styles in a Silverlight resource dictionary alone. Take for instance, the Windows Phone interface shown below, and imagine that the design guidelines specify that the application/page name (the red...
  • Blog Post: Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight - Part Three

    The Windows system color theme for Silverlight now includes styles for all toolkit controls except charts and graphs (these will be themed shortly). When theming the remaining controls, we decided to make a few changes to all controls... All button controls are now slightly rounded to add a bit...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Notification Window Class

    Tim Heuer has a great blog post on the new NotificationWindow class for Silverlight 4 Out-Of-Browser applications. This class allows you to create notifications or 'Toast' for your Out-Of-Browser applications when you need to provided helpful information to the user as they are interacting with the application...
  • Blog Post: Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight - Part Two

    The SDK controls are now themed in the Windows system color theme style, and the Toolkit controls will be themed very soon! The updated project is available for download here . For those of you who desire a bit more contrast in the theme, particularly for high contrast color modes, there are a few...
  • Blog Post: Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight

    Accessibility is important to consider when designing applications. Not only do those with visual, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities benefit from software that is accessible, but those without these disabilities benefit as well. Silverlight makes it possible to create applications...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Public Release Candidate is Available Now

    The first public release candidate for Silverlight 2 is available now, so please download it and start updating your applications as soon as you get a chance! You can download the release candidate and accompanying Visual Studio and Blend support for it here . I've started updating my applications;...
  • Blog Post: Bubbly Skin Updated for Beta 2

    I finally had a bit of free time to update the bubbly skin to beta 2. If you would like to use this skin feel free to download and use my sample project using the link below, and you can view it live if you'd like too... Bubbly Skin View live... Download skin...
  • Blog Post: A New Set of Control Skins

    One more set of control skins is up and ready for you to use. I had hoped to have two ready, but one set needed some additional tweaking work that I haven’t been able to finish while on vacation in Thailand, and I’m going to stop trying until I return to Seattle on 4/14. This new set is very rough...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Control Skins

    Last week, Silverlight 2 beta one was the hot topic at the Mix 08 conference that took place in Las Vegas, and rightly so, as it now has even more great functionality to offer, and you can find out about specific details on Silverlight.net or on Scott Guthrie's blog . Scott's blog also contains several...
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