Tag Archives: VSM

Data Validation And Templating in Silverlight 4

This is the fifth in a series on Templates and DataValidation. [ First In Series Previous In Series ] In this and the next posting I will create an application that will demonstrate how to modify the Visual State for … Continue reading

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Teaching An Old Control New Tricks With Templates

This is the fourth in a short series on Templates and DataValidation. [ First In Series    Previous In Series ] You will remember that in the previous post in this small series, we created a new button template with a … Continue reading

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Templates, Visual State and Fun With Controls

This is the third (if you count Sunday’s update!) in my short series on Templates and Data Validation. [ First In Series.  Previous In Series ] Today we’re going to create a templated  Button that changes the appearance and visual … Continue reading

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Styles (followup)

Yesterday’s post did not include source, and left fleshing out the styles as an exercise… this quick follow-up will provide a link to the full code and a quick walkthrough of the styles I ended up creating.

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Visual State Manager A-Z

This is the first of a multipart series on the Visual State Manager which will cover Styles Resources Templates Custom Controls Customizing data validation

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Animated Visual State Transitions with the Transitioning Content Control

  The Silverlight Toolkit is innovative in many ways, not least of which is that controls are released in one of four quality bands: Mature: ready for release Stable: suitable for most scenarios Preview: suitable for most basic usage scenarios, … Continue reading

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Custom Controls – The Dénouement

      Over the past month I’ve posted half a dozen min-articles about creating custom controls that can interact with the Visual State Manager, and the underlying engine that makes it work; especially Dependency Properties and the Parts and … Continue reading

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In-State Animation In A Nutshell

I’ll be covering this in videos and tutorials in depth, but I’ve come to realize that in-state animation is so straight forward that it can be explained in a quick blog entry. In fact, the really hard part is explaining … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper: Templates and the Visual State Manager

There has been a number of requests for videos, tutorials and Webcasts that dive deeper. A few weeks ago I scheduled a Webcast for this Wednesday to cover  the Visual State Manager which presents a good opportunity to do so. … Continue reading

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Styles and Templates – Three Videos

I’m very pleased to announce a three part video series (currently listed in reverse order) as companions to my new tutorial). The three videos are Creating Styles Templates without Visual State Manager Templates and Visual State Manager   The new … Continue reading

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Tutorial on Styles & Templates Now Available

I’m very pleased to announce that my latest tutorial, on Styles, Templates and the Visual State Manager is now available, in HTML, or as a PDF, and the complete source code is available as well. The Visual State Manager is … Continue reading

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Look Ma’ No Code

    I have been trying to consolidate.  Most of my work is here, in this blog, and for this site, but I also have a Blog for O’Reilly and a political Blog, and a page where I list the … Continue reading

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