Category Archives: Animation

Windows 8 Theme Transitions

Much of the animation that you want in your application is already built in.  Pages and objects make their transitions smoothly. At times, however, adding a bit more animation can make the difference between a “fast and fluid”  application and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Page Transitions (Practically) Free

Windows Phone Tutorial I don’t just mean you don’t pay for the code, or the control, I mean we’re talking about 2 minutes of effort.  No joke. Step 1 is to download the November Windows Phone Toolkit and install it

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New Mini-Tutorial Video Series

I’m very pleased to announce that I’m starting a new video series based on my mini tutorials about Windows phone mango. These will all be posted on Channel 9 and you can also find them listed alphabetically on my Windows … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast–Jeff Paries

Talking with Jeff Paries about animation in Silverlight and Windows Phone.  Jeff’s Blog Jeff’s Book  Bird Hunt Game Listen | Return to Yet Another Podcast Call in comments: 1-347-YAP-CAST

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Silverlight Animation– Bird Hunt

Jeff Paries appears on Silverlight TV talking about the Bird Hunt game that was documented here in this posting and this followup.  Great guy, great game, great show, and very valuable information about animation in Silverlight.

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Coding For Fun: Conway’s Life

Windows Phone From Scratch #45 I was feeling a bit restless yesterday, so I decided to see if I couldn’t get a first approximation of Conway’s Life cellular automaton up and running on Windows Phone.  I gave myself 1 hour … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #21–Animation Without A Lick Of Code

Animation, used with restraint, can greatly enhance the user’s experience of the phone; clarifying transitions and creating useful illusions.  One, discussed here previously, is the illusion of “flipping” part of the page over, perhaps to reveal a help file. In … Continue reading

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