Kevin Ashley is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, an authorof Professional Windows 8 Programming book and a developer of top apps andgames for Windows. Kevin often presents on technology at various events,industry shows and webcasts. In his role he works with startups and partners,advising on software design, business and technology strategy, architecture anddevelopment. Kevin has passion for sports and works with many sports industrycompanies and organizations, helping them advancing technology. Prior to Microsoft Kevinworked at Fortune 500 companies and created a business intelligence startup.Kevin has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and MBA from the Universityof Connecticut.
Happy New Year! The 2011 was a fantastic year for me, full of energy, new friends, interesting and challenging tasks and I wish everyone a Happy New Year! Looking back at 2011, Windows Phone reached 50,000 apps in the Marketplace and gained a lot of respect and following from users and developers. Happy New Year and Let It Snow!
In this post I’ll show you how to create a card flipping animation for Windows Phone 7, using Expression Blend. The source code is available for download in the attachment. First, I create a Windows Phone 7 project from scratch, using Expression Blend, you can also create a project in Visual Studio, right click on any page and select “Open with Expression Blend…” context menu option. I actually used this technique in real Windows Phone games I built (feel free to download these games, they are pretty addictive though, be warned!). Now, if you played the games, flipping a card using Blend should be a piece of cake (I hope you can win 101 by the way, the engine plays it pretty strongly ). UNO (excuse me, DUO) is also very cool, let me know if you can win it. So first, let’s create an Expression Blend project.