Javascript controls for Silverlight 1.0

Jaime Rodriguez
On Windows Phone, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight and Windows 7

Javascript controls for Silverlight 1.0

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I have been involved in a handful of Silverlight projects where we ended up reinventing buttons, sliders, etc. I have been telling myself I would eventually merge these controls and last week I finally started;  I chose to do it from scratch taking the 'lessons learned' from each project so that along the way I would create a reference for others..

You can see an early sample showing the controls here

It includes button, label, hyperlink, checkbox, togglebutton, repeatbutton, slider, radio, checkbox, stackpanel. dockpanel, expander, scrollbars, scrollviewer and a few other primitives needed.. 

You can also see a long ramblign of the design and implementations decisions here

If you have done some thing similar or are thinking about it, please do send me your feedback. I created a new codeplex project where i am going to try to clean up the current prototype and  package into a reusable library. Of course if you want to join the codeplex project there is lots of room to contribute ..  

 

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Again, the library still needs a lot of clean-up, bug fixes, packaging, etc. expect I will be working on it a few hours a day all of next week.
Look for updates here and via codeplex (where the source is).

 

Acknowledgement/credits:
I leveraged lessons learned from my projects and external projects I have contributed to so I should give credit to Frog Design (MLB, CBS), AARF(Netflix), Metaliq(Terra), StepChange ( Silverlight.net showcase),  Tafiti ( DPE peers that encouraged me to reuse their code, will reuse more as we go), the expression encoder templates, and from discussions or even newsgroups.  I also reused and butchered heavily existing WPF concepts,names, etc. apologies for not keeping the concepts accurate; they morphed as needed to accommodate for what ever I was needing each time.

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