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.

During this Webcast I will endeavor to provide a context for skinning in general and the VSM in particular, and to provide a general introduction to the overall Parts and States Model. By the end of the hour you should have a solid understanding of what it takes to re-skin any existing control. 

This will be followed by Part II, one month from now, in which we’ll focus on creating Custom Skinnable controls and at that time we’ll dive very deeply into the Parts and States model.

If there are issues you are running into with the VSM, with transitions or with skinning controls, please let me know in the next couple days and I’ll try to address them in my presentation. 

I look forward to seeing you there.


About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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